The conversation I witnessed last was the most interesting and telling. There was a concern about what to do with your children and how to enjoy the day if your husband is out of town. At this point I thought instantly of all the single mothers and how these other moms were both forgetting them and assuming their day won't be as good.
Just for the record, I've been a single mom for years, and the one day a year I'm guaranteed not to be thinking of being single but focused on the love that I have in my own little family. There is something wonderful about waking up on that one day a year we celebrate the love of a mother for her child and knowing that I will be her focus all day. We enjoy a nice breakfast just the two of us and plan out our day, she gives me the gifts that she made just for me at school or child are, or even sneaking around with her grandma. I get extra cuddles, all the attention and affection, and we eat both lunch and supper together.
Sure, there's always the family BBQ, or brunch with everyone, it definitely feels less lonely to be with people, but we lose some bonding time and I don't hear as many cute stories. I know though that I'll be cuddling her and putting her to bed, and that she will try her best to make it a great day for her mommy.
Come to think of it, in my little world, every day with her is like my own private Mother's Day. I hope that all moms will get more then just one day a year as wonderful as I have at least a few days every month. That one on one time can never be replaced. I assure you, Sunday brunch with just your girl is a wonderful way to spend your time.