American Culture

Quick! OMG! Hurry! Tomorrow’s the second Sunday of May!


A rose by any other name

To better prepare readers of The Atlantic for appropriate ways to observe Mother’s Day, Nicole Russell, in an article captioned “[t]he second Sunday of May is a source of frustration and disappointment for men and women alike,” shares a little history and some pointers.

Yet, somehow, she managed to contribute to the disappointment by including this little zinger in her closing:

“Most moms would rather have dad take the kids on a walk so she can prepare dinner in peace…”

For all I agree with the anti-consumerist argument she makes, was this really the right time to suggest moms get back in the kitchen to make dinner?



Image credit: Candie_N.  Licensed under Creative Commons.

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