The Expectations vs. the Realities of Mother's Day
We moms can be pretty sentimental about our job as mommies, so when the one day a year that is slated to celebrate us rolls around, we tend to think big. But just because we think big doesn't always mean it pans out that way. I personally don't expect much for Mother's Day, as my husband's birthday usually falls on the same day — and ever since that one year where we argued about whose job it was to get the other's coffee, we have both lowered our expectations dramatically. The truth is that grand plans are nice, but I'm just happy to spend time with the ones that I love (though I do enjoy it a lot more if it involves a few extra hours of sleep) because as with most parts of motherhood, there are many ways in which our expectations of Mother's Day just don't meet our reality.