Another year has gone by and I find myself facing the same quandary I faced last year. I was hoping somehow this year would be different, but, alas, it is not. Many people complain about how fast things are changing, I complain about those things that do not change at all.
Interestingly, the things you want to change refuse to do so and the things you want to stay the same never do. I wish someone would figure out how to reverse this tedious trend of life. I have worked on it but to no success.
I am referring to the annual Mother’s Day card fetish. I am not sure where this started or why, but I have my suspicions. I think we can safely rule out husbands and men as suspects.
I could see a man doing it one year, but to do it year after year is not within the scope of a man’s ability. If a man does something one time and it is successful he never chances doing it the second time when it may be a failure.
Now we have on our hands tremendous pressure to purchase a yearly Mother’s Day card. When it comes to card buying, I simply do not know where to go. Oh, I know where to get them; I simply do not know which one to purchase.
If it was up to me, and let me point out very quickly, it is not, I would have one card for sale each year. Maybe I would modify the card each year and perhaps write something different in it, but how many ways can you say “Happy Mother’s Day?”
To be efficient the choice would only be one Mother’s Day card per year.
As it stands (and I wish it would sit down and rest for a while), there are more Mother’s Day cards than stars in the heavens. It is virtually impossible to pick out the right Mother’s Day card. Since I do not keep up with the latest trends in this regard I am at quite a disadvantage.