Today is Mother's Day, it is my day to sit and command!
The way I see it, I went through labor, and now, I'd like my family to return the favor and give me some labor!
Actually, its tradition in my home to celebrate Mother's day with peace, quiet and most importantly, cooperation. It started a long time ago, when our daughter was little, my husband asked me "what would you like for Mother's Day?" Much to my surprise, my answer was "to be left alone!"
That's probably not the most "motherly" response, but you don't know my family. They're good people, but they're high maintenance.
My life is sandwiched in between a vegetarian (and I'm a meat eater) and a daughter who is BAJP (Black American Jewish Princess). The most they can do for me is Leave me Alone!
Nowadays, Mother's Day has evolved from Leave me Alone day to Personal Service day and I'm as happy as can be. For Mother's Day, I make a list of things I'd like done and they do it!
I encourage all mothers to make Mother's Day their own personal service day!