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    Most of the effort I put into Mother's Day this year didn't benefit the card and flower companies (apart from the card I bought her). I got her a candle from an independent local shop, and a jumper. Things that she can use and make her happy.
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    For someone who claims to treat their parents nicely, you're sure pissed off about having a day dedicated to treating them nicely.
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    (Original post by Mr Smurf)
    There are more single people than there are people without mothers. So people tend to hate valentines day more.
    Woman in sig is not attractive,bro.
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    You could say that of any holiday really. :confused:

    Lighten up a bit- nobody is making you celebrate it. And you could always just make your mum something if you didn't want to give shops money.
    While you should appreciate your parents all year round I think it's nice to have a day for them in honor of all that they do for us. It's two Sundays out of the whole year that makes people stop and think about what their parents do for them.
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    (Original post by xoxAngel_Kxox)
    My brother never bothers either.. but my Dad doesn't want Mum to KNOW that my brother can't be bothered, so he always buys gifts for him.. which make my gifts look cheap as I can't afford to spend as much as my Dad. So, my brother is the "golden child" even though he can't be bothered!
    I can imagine that your Mum probably knows where the presents come from. If not, the truth will surely come out one of these years, and you'll be rightfully reinstated as golden child :adore:

    If my sister ever buys my Mum anything, my Mum's first thoughts are usually that she's probably after something in return, and that she most likely got the money off me :laugh:
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    Mothering Sunday has been around for a very long time, as has St Valentine's Day.
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    (Original post by beepbeeprichie)
    Woman in sig is not attractive,bro.
    She is very attractive bro.
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    Of all the things to get het up about Mothers day ranks pretty low for me.
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    It's a long standing tradition, yes perhaps now over commercialised, but still should be remembered.
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    (Original post by Linweth)
    I saw a mothers day card yesterday that said 'To my wife on mothers day' I **** you not.
    A childless girl on my Facebook got a "To my auntie on Mother's day" from her two nephews. Who are not old enough to understand pretty much anything, so their mother bought it and signed it. WHY???
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    Mothering Sunday is an ancient Christian and pagan tradition actually, not some commercialised rubbish like Valentines Day.
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    (Original post by Id and Ego seek)
    I agree.

    My mum only does work around the house for recognition; she always complains and is never altruistic. Yet everything she does leads up to this one day of universal recognition where I'm supposed to spend her own money on cards and flowers so I can show my material love for her. It's ridiculous. I buy her gifts and shower her with affection when she deserves it (which is a lot), not when one day dictates I do. I remember last year when I didn't get her anything material -- I made her breakfast in bed and gave her a hug -- and she started questioning how much I 'loved her' and 'appreciated' her 'hard work', and she had the audacity to remind me of how I came into this world.

    Why are we so consumed by valueless, commercial holidays? It really is annoying.

    Er, just because you have problems with your own relationship (or empathy deficiencies more like), this doesn't represent the general picture or opinion on 'valueless, commercial holidays'.

    An act of appreciation is generally called for on mothers day - and there's nothing wrong with that being in materialistic form, if that's the type of thing that makes your mother happy. Why's it so terrible to spend money on other people??

    I bought my mum small packets of 99p chocolate from thorntons, made her a CD, bought her a necklace, made her a card, and sent them home in a box. Cost me moderately but not much, but took time to put together and I know my mum will be esctatic. I wouldn't do this any other time of year because it wouldn't occur to me. Mothers day (unlike Christmas) is actually a worthwile public holiday.
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    yes its commercialised like valentines day (seriously i am not celebrating such rubbish if i get a bf)

    but there is nothing wrong with treating your mum :dontknow:
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    I agree - I don't buy overpriced presents and chocolates because my mum knows I love her more than anything, and I'm nice to her every day, because I love her to bits. I wish her a Happy Mother's Day, I make her a card and I do a nice dinner, but I do nice things for her quite a lot of the time anyway, because she's amazing. It's no good being nice to your mum one day of the year and not caring the rest of the time.
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    (Original post by milesofsea)
    Er, just because you have problems with your own relationship (or empathy deficiencies more like), this doesn't represent the general picture or opinion on 'valueless, commercial holidays'.

    An act of appreciation is generally called for on mothers day - and there's nothing wrong with that being in materialistic form, if that's the type of thing that makes your mother happy. Why's it so terrible to spend money on other people??
    It's like you didn't even read what I wrote :colonhash:
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    (Original post by Miracle Day)
    I mean.. it doesn't even have a meaning does it?
    Actually it does.
    Traditionally it was a time when once a year people were allowed the time off to re-visit their mother church i.e the church they attended as a child.
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    (Original post by JC.)
    Actually it does.
    Traditionally it was a time when once a year people were allowed the time off to re-visit their mother church i.e the church they attended as a child.
    Exactly this, see http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religi...sunday_1.shtml
    Centuries ago it was considered important for people to return to their home or 'mother' church once a year. So each year in the middle of Lent, everyone would visit their 'mother' church - the main church or cathedral of the area.
    Called Mothering Sunday, commonly called Mothers' Day, as that article says, unrelated to that American one but based on our Christian history.
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    Isn't every holiday commercialised bull?

    However instead of being a sour puss, look at the positives and enjoy it.
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    (Original post by Id and Ego seek)
    It's like you didn't even read what I wrote :colonhash:
    Feel free to clarify, but I'm pretty sure I can and did read your post, and grasped all the complexities of its meaning sufficiently.
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    Its a nice day, to show your mum you care Its good to have a special day for someone who brought you up.

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