15 May 2007

I Hate Hallmark

Warning: Sad post to follow. Read at your discretion.

Hallmark ruined my weekend. Heck, Hallmark has technically ruined the first half of May for me. I know I can't expect them to cease advertising for Mother's Day because my Mom is gone, but I wish I could somehow block all mentions, commercials, billboards and conversations about the day.

I'm not yet to the point where I can look to Mother's Day as a day to remember my Mom. To me, it's still a day that reminds me - in cursive script and pink tulips - that my Mom isn't here.

I run the gamut of emotions this time of year. I start out sad - commercials have been known to make me cry - then I get mad. I know I can't expect Hallmark (or Outback or Tele-Flora or J Foster Jewelers) to ignore the day, but I hope that I can expect people I know to censor themselves just a bit.

I'll be fine in a few days - a week at tops. Then advertising and all mom-centered stories can resume. In the meantime, I'm going to mope.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

All I can say is that I love you. Thanks for having the courage to be honest with all of us. I truly hope that next year, all of us who are close with you will be able to filter some of our conversations, emails, etc. Hopefully your loss will make us all honor and appreciate our own mothers a little more. If it is any help...I agree, Hallmark sucks (most of the time). I don't believe in sweetest day, actually never heard of it until I moved to OH, and they often don't have cards for dysfunctional families...even though my family is...um... not "normal", I still like to give cards. And that's all I have to say about that. Pssstt.