Stolen Mothers day---> Wives Day
by Feeling cheated
This has nothing to do with retirement but I just need to get it off my chest.
I just read an article by a woman journalist going on and on about how husbands can't do enough for their wives on Mother's Day. How she sacrificed so much more to be a good mother than he does to be considered a good father.
Now I do agree for the most part that this is pretty much true, this is not a new thing, women have mostly carried a bigger family burden. What really galls me is that women expect so much from their husbands on Mother's Day that their own mothers get relegated to the bottom of the list.
They get the call at the end of the day after he has taken his wife out for the day and is so exhausted that he can't wait till his obligatory call to his mother is over.
We need an extra holiday called wives day so that they will leave our day alone.
It's bad enough they take our sons but now they have to steal our Mother's Day as well. When I first had my son I ask my husband why he didn't get me a Mother's Day card and he told me that I wasn't his mother.
So my generation got stiffed on both ends. Is it just me, or does anyone else feel this way?