Why should we celebrate the bond between mother and child on the second Sunday in May? Why not the second Monday in July? Because that's when Hallmark tells us we should? I recently learned from the Kansas City Star (though the sources through the whole article are not well-cited) that the woman who founded Mother's Day and lobbied for it to be a national holiday, Anna Jarvis, actually hated what Hallmark did to it.
Anna, I stand with you in your disdain for Hallmark and greeting card companies in general. So in the spirit of celebrating your life the way you see fit, I got my Mother's Day today!
|My daughter and me. She turns 2 next month.|
Today was all about me. We took a leisurely morning around the house and then went out shopping! My husband sponsored a wardrobe refresh that happened mostly at the Gap, but some at the Nike outlet store. I got some new shoes (see pic below), jeans that actually fit, a bunch of cute tops to mix and match, and some chunky necklaces to start accessorizing!
Overall, I got to spend an great day with my amazing family! Mother's Day doesn't get any better than that!