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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Mother's Day

I was doing a little research to see what countries celebrate Mother's Day since that is our ESN theme this week. Turns out about 70 countries celebrate Mother's Day on the same second Sunday in May, which is this Sunday, May 13th.  Other countries observe this celebration on other days throughout the year.  Some sources say  Mother's Day celebrations can be traced back to the spring celebrations of ancient Greece in honor of Rhea, the Mother of the Gods.  Another source cites that Isis, Mother of the Pharaohs was honored at annual festivals.  Well, let Greece and Egypt duke it out to see who gets the honor.  But it seems everyone is in agreement that Mother's were special and worth honoring, even centuries ago!  Think about it, mom, mum, mummy, mommy, mama and whatever else these lovely women are called by their offspring ...

Caregiver, cook, dishwasher, house cleaner, nurse, doctor, animal handler (all the pets that come and go through the years!), confidant, truth seeker (I heard a million times "I didn't do it", no matter what or where it was and the kid was the only one in the room), negotiator, cop (ok, disciplinarian) (I also heard a million times "I hate you!").  Wow, I'm depressed now at how hard this job is!

If you're looking for something nice to give to mom to say "Thanks for being there, always.... and I love you"  Le Petit Marche has a delightful little Heart Shaped Glass Crystal Dish With Lid that would be a great heartfelt gift.  It's dainty, so fill it with potpourri, dried roses, M&M's (get the peanut kind, it's my favorite sweet/salty treat! :) or whatever you know your mom loves!

Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful mothers around the world!


2 comments:

  1. What a great post! I had never heard any of the history before! Thanks for sharing that!

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