Saturday, May 9, 2009
The M Day
I don't remember birthdays. I have to think to remember my anniversary date. In fact, I have a hard time remembering numbers in general; dates, phone numbers, zip codes... I haven't used an ATM in years because I can't remember my PIN. (I must have killed that part of my brain in college.)
But this post isn't about my learning disbilities or college drinking etc. This post is about dates. One date specifically. Quite honestly if I didn't read blogs I wouldn't even know that this weekend is Mother's Day. I also am missing the gene that makes a big deal out of holidays such as Mother's Day as evidenced by the following conversation with my mother. (I don't think this is a selfish thing. I also don't make a big deal out of my own birthday.)
Mother: Your Aunt K is meeting your grandmother in Iowa this weekend and I'm wondering if I should go.
Me: That sounds fun. You should go, but I'm not. That's way too far to drive for a weekend and I have to work Monday.
Mother: Well, I was wondering if you were planning on coming to visit me this weekend.
[Confused for a moment, but then I put the pieces together and realize that this weekend is Mother's Day.]
Me: Oh, well, I guess I can come visit. Do you want me to?
I'm not going to visit my mother. We decided that she should go and be with my brother and her mother and we could celebrate Mother's Day another time.
So I will be at home tomorrow, treating Mother's Day like any other Sunday which is just fine with me. I hope that you get to do the same thing!!!
Posted by Megan at 6:00 AM