Question to all you readers out there- how many of you, that grew up in India, and around my age group (er..like 25 or older ;) ) celebrate mothers day in India? Do you give your mom something or, if you're a parent (in India), organise something for yourself or your wife on this day (May 9th) ?
I never grew up with this concept. I began noticing it in the recent years and wrote it off as an American holiday. My niece and sister celebrate it, but then my niece was born in the U.S. and it makes complete sense for her to do it.
But a couple years ago my dad asked us why we didn't wish our mom for it, and that she was waiting for us to call/wish. I was taken aback. In all honesty I couldn't get myself to do it. I gave my mom my shpeil of not believing in this, it was a hallmark holiday etc. and only had relevance in the U.S. But I felt slightly guilty. Sometimes, it calls for budging on our convictions if it is simple enough and makes another person happy, right? I am not so sure. I didn't wish my mom today either. I casually mentioned that my friend's son did something sweet for her for mothers day. Then ended up wondering about the whole thing again.
And so I wrote this post. Humor me, will you?
ETA: While we're on the topic: a friend's 9 year old son made a very cute card for his mom, with a nice pink flower crafted on the top and a cute little rhyme on the inside that said stuff like "Take a break from mopping, go shopping, go catch your favourite show, while i help out with the chores ..etc" So I asked the kid- this is very sweet- when are you going to do all of this for your mom- and he nonchalantly replies "Oh- all that is just written for fun- I don't have to do it".