My dad sent me an email to let me know that my mom was upset that I hadn't done anything to acknowledge Mother's Day this year. He just wanted to remind me what day it is since we live abroad. Of course I know what day it is, but am I a selfish cow if I want a free pass to explicitly not acknowledge Mother's Day this year?
I am not usually so petty (or actually, petty at all), but I responded with something really vile. The good thing is that I know he won't share it with her and writing something so horrible and petty was actually quite therapeutic. I responded that if she was really upset about it, he could let her know that my children didn't send cards, either.
*While that felt therapeutic of course in the end I had to wish my mom a Happy Mother's Day.