Whatever day it is, Oh yes!
The first Sunday of May.
The day of highest sales in the U.S, the day of being forced to think about your mom even if you don’t want to.
When I was in school I can barely remember making a mother’s day card. Hmmmm…. Nope!
In fact this You Must Celebrate Mothers Day Syndrome attacked Pakistan some 10 years back and what can be the reason of course our uprising media industry.
Thanks to Morning shows number 1 and gift shops in the mall number 2.
TRPs, marketing, advertisements, sales!
Big celebrities shedding a tear, creating an emotional whirlpool for the audience all in the name of “MOTHER”
Slowly this You Must Celebrate Mothers day Syndrome crept into our society, just like Valentines Day.
And boy! Mothers day celebrations are everywhere!
I am not going to lecture here on the most loving, caring, helpful, important, motivating and sacrificing being on earth.
For some special people words can never be enough and if words can’t justify that one being how can it be one day?
After I had Kabir my elder one, I was asked, “What are you doing for mother’s day?”
I’m like what am I supposed to do Ammi is not even here and besides what are we supposed to do?
I’m going to do nothing!
But why can’t you express love on this day when the whole world is doing it?
Just this one day what about the rest of the 364 days?
Am I not supposed to express love and gratitude and be nice to her always?
Now that I am away from her I miss her so badly sometimes I cry, I regret the hurtful things I said to her, I want to actually show my passion to her and love her through my attitude.
But sorry I just can’t go with the flow here.
But the sad thing is that the same people ask Ammi, “What did Kiran do for you today?”
And I can sense the anticipation in Ammi’s voice, which makes me feel like a bad kid.
But no worries Ammi will love me always no matter what because this is what ammi’s do.
P.S don’t forget to avail discounts from salons and stores and yes Kidz Dunya at Dolmen City is offering free entry to mothers.
After all there’s no harm in collecting the perks even if you don’t celebrate.