Monday, May 09, 2011

A Question for Un-mums

So as most of us in North America know, yesterday was Mother's Day and I have a question for all the 'non-mothers' :

Have you ever been somewhere like in a restaurant and a staff member passes you a flower for Mother's Day? Do you take it, or decline it? That happened to me once, and I tried to be nice and save that flower for a real mother, by saying 'I'm not a mother' but was then chastised by several people at the table who told me I should have just taken it. I thought I was being nice to the 'real moms'.

So on Mother's Day, if you don't have any children, and people want to give you things for being a mom, or wish you a "Happy Mother's Day", do you say nothing and take the gift or the well wishes or try to correct them? Does it bother you? And what about 'step mothers' or 'other mothers'? Are they honoured? What do you do for them? Feel free to tell me what you think, I'm very curious you know.


Cynthia F said...

Hmm that's never happened to me! I wish my own mum a Happy Mother's Day but I never do to any other moms, I guess I never thought about that or just thought that their families would do that for them.
But you're a step mom to the Kid right? I say take the flower next time!

My Little Corner said...

Thanks Cynthia. Well the flower incident was long before the kid...but I did take it that day because the girl handing them out didn't seem to care about my objection.

Teena in Toronto said...

I consider myself a mom of furry kids so take what is given to me.