This is the second year in a row that I have spent mother's day apart from the mothers in my life. I don't usually go into great detail about the family situation. I do love my family, but I have found that my happiness is adversely proportional to the amount of time I spend with them. I am sure this is not an isolated phenomenon.
Today I planned on spending the day with my children, but they have also chosen to play with the neighborhood kids and give me peace instead.
So I am making my own celebration, and forcing my husband to take me to see a movie. I will foot the bill, but I will force him to accompany me.
As the saying goes, if Mama ain't happy, nobody's happy.