I know…it’s Mother’s Day and I DO wish all the moms out there a Happy Mother’s Day. But I have to say, after being out at the stores earlier today and listening to all of the clerks and other workers wish me a Happy Mother’s Day, I started to wonder about how that makes other people feel. Don’t get me wrong…there’s nothing about it that bothers me (except that I’m not a mother–unless you count my cats) and I don’t find it to be “politically incorrect”. I think way too many people have gone overboard in that direction. But, I wonder…for those women like me who are not mothers by choice, does it bother them? Or, even worse, for the women out there who have tried and tried to have children and can’t, how does it make them feel? I hurt for them. It can’t be good. And what about those women who’ve lost a child? I know they are still mothers, but it has to hurt.
Where do we draw the line before getting into that dangerous zone and cross into excessively politically correct? I guess, we smile, we thank them and wish them a happy day, too. And we hope that women who find it too hurtful avoid the stores and restaurants and all the other public places that are bombarding us with Happy Mother’s Day wishes and specials.
So, to all those non-mothers out there…Happy Day!
“I think you have to judge everything based on your personal taste. And if that means being critical, so be it. I hate political correctness. I absolutely loathe it.” ~ Simon Cowell