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Issues with Mother on Mother's Day
My entire life, my Mum has never been a fan of birthdays, christmases, easter, any kind of family holiday thing. I missed out on what I felt like is a lot of family bonding time because both my parents were so negative around all of them. And I used to hate it but now I just accept I can never get involved in Christmases etc like I want to.
So, really, I dread my birthday and Christmas the exact same way they did when I was growing up.
But now for some reason, for the first time in ever, my Mum got upset with me because I didn't do anything for mother's day for her.
Am I a bad guy for not doing anything? Even though any year previously I've asked what she wants she never wants anything, or always blows anything off?
Well my “theory” is that she and your father don’t celebrate these special days because they are anti- fuss.
Some people dislike being the centre of attention but like to be acknowledged in a low key manner.
So maybe you’ve recoiled a little too much for her liking.?
You can always give her flowers on another day with the caption “I missed the traditional day but every day is mother’s day”