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10 May 2009

Mother's Day Annoyance

Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible. -Marion C. Garretty

SUDDENLY, AT 4 IN THE MORNING, three persons texted me with messages thanking my mother because today is Mother's Day. At 4 in the morning! Did you get it? It's dawn!

And these people did not even knew my mother's name!

And just as I am about to go wander off to sleep again, another bombardment of the same forwarded messages batters me.

Yeah it was such a noble act. Not knowing my mother and getting so sweet to her would get my mother to fetch a barangay tanod and scare the hell out of these texters, if my mother is sane enough to bring a barangay tanod. She don't even know if there is a Mother's Day!

I mean, yeah, today is Mother's Day for the rest of you. Why don't you just save your text messages until a sane person is crazy enough to wake up, like 8 in the morning, on a Sunday. Or better still why don't you save your money for text messaging and buy your own mother a gift? I am very sure your mother would be bouncing up and about in glee, knowing suddenly you are buying her a cheap gift.

These Mother's Day stuff and all are corny and only caters to commercially-inclined entities. It means come-and-celebrate-and-we-have-your-money day. So why don't you stop going with the crowd. Show your mother REAL LOVE not just today but everyday. And I mean EVERY DAY!

Mothers don't need a special day. Everyday is special for mothers, just in case you don't know.

(Picture from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration)


Sreisaat said...

Kalma ka lang, Edik... ayawg kalimti, ang wrinkles! Mahal baja ang cosmetic surgery *lol* Basin pod naay time difference between you and the text-sender? Kidding aside, maka-lagot jod tinuod ni.

Anonymous said...

hoy ayaw palabi. mothers are always mothers with or without mother's day.

Edik said...

that's my point.

with or without Mother's Day, mom will always be special.