What to do on Mother’s Day If You Don’t Like Your Mother. Mother’s Day is a time where most people acknowledge their love for their mother, with gifts, dinner, or some other form of acknowledgement. But what do you do if you don’t like your mother? There are many people, with many reasons, that aren’t very happy on Mother’s Day. So, what do you do?
The media and retailers are in full swing around the holidays, including Mother’s Day. They show all the neat things you can buy and flowers to send. But how often do you see an advertisement on what to do if you don’t like your mother? I know I haven’t seen any, so here is a short list of things you can do on Mother’s Day that will make you feel good.
5 Things to do on Mother’s Day if you don’t like your mother
- When you see the sales for Mother’s Day go ahead and buy something. But instead of sending it to your mother, keep it for yourself!
- Eat whatever you want on this day, whatever you like and makes you feel good. It would be great if someone else cooked for you, but if not well, you will figure it out.
- Shut off your phone. If you have siblings that want to make you feel guilty for not doing anything for your mother, it’s best not to have the phone on.
- If you want to go out with friends, then do it.
- Tell yourself that it’s OK to take care of yourself on Mother’s Day if you truly don’t like your mother.
Now, with all that said, I am not an advocate for a spoiled rotten child not wanting to spend time with their mother. If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard a million times from young people that they don’t want to drive to their Mother’s house or spend time with her doing what she wants. Even children that had a tiff with their mother I don’t advocate not acknowledging her, or making her feel special for Mother’s Day. This was written for the abused kids, the foster kids, the unwanted ones, or the ones that might have lost their mother and have a step-mother that they haven’t accepted yet. Even if these kids are now adults.
Whatever you do, do it in good conscious, as life is too short to have regrets. You just never know when your mother might not be around anymore. Don’t lose the opportunities you have to tell her you love her, because if anything happens, you might not get the chance. One thing I learned is we can love someone without liking everything about them, and that’s OK.