Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend. To those that celebrated Father’s Day, I hope it was an amazing day!
I want to be honest with you. I think I always have been. I feel like holidays like Mother’s Day and Father’s day are important because these people are extremely important to the family dynamic. However, I feel that these days have also become commercialized and somehow obtrusive to those who may not be participating for whatever reason.
I think everyone can see how big chain stores use these days as a way to up their revenue for their sales in that quarter. Sales on everything you can think of are advertised for weeks on end, until even the biggest skeptic is brainwashed into thinking that the item will never be any cheaper and they must buy it now. To me, something handmade by a little one is so much more precious and heartfelt than any material object.
Mother’s Day and Father’s Day can also be a day that hurts many people. It may bring up memories (good or bad) that send someone on an emotional rollercoaster. I only celebrate Father’s Day because of my grandfather and my wonderful husband. ( I will not get into my own paternal strife. I will save you the sob story.) I would never not celebrate Father’s Day. My husband has earned it and I want my son to shower his Daddy with happiness. However, from someone who has been there, Father’s Day is just another day.
This post is for those who may take a few moments on these days and wonder. Don’t worry. Mrs. Z understands.