I'm a bad daughter, as I haven't gotten anything for my mother this year for Mother's Day. The truth is I hate buying gifts, and I don't have time to make anything. Of course, I have turned the responsibility over to my children to honor grandmother, but I did send her this video, which of course I had to watch first making myself Mother of the Year (on the same evening my daughter told me I was "extremely mean" for asking her to do her homework).
Mother's Day originally began as a day of peace; it is not a Hallmark holiday. MomsRising, an organization devoted "working to bring together millions of people who share a common concern about the need to build a more family-friendly America", has created personal videos for Mother's Day. According to MomsRising, Americans will spend $16 billion this year on Mother’s Day celebrations! That's a lot of money to show Mom we care, and even though I have sent my mom her special video, I will probably still buy her some Dr. Hauschka.
The MomsRising video personally thanks your mother by giving her the award of Mother of the Year. Even President Obama joins into the act, and we are reminded that putting your hair in a ponytail does not constitue washing it! Let your mom know she is special with a MomsRising personal Mother of the Year video for Mother's Day. Sure it's kind of cheezy, but I'm sure Mom will love it!
06 September 2009