First of all, Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!
I have been stewing for a bit and decided to post here because it usually makes me feel better. The short story is that my husband forgot Mother's Day. I am not surprised. This is far from the first time as birthdays, anniversaries and Mother's Day are often forgotten or unacknowledged. My expectations for him to remember... and especially to plan or do anything are long gone. But it is still hard on these days, nonetheless. I mentioned Mother's Day several times this week and said I would like to go out for dinner today because I know if I want something, I have to ask for it explicitly. But still, dinner will only happen if I remind him again... on the day itself. And I get that it is unreasonable to expect my untreated ADHD spouse to remember Mother's Day, despite several reminders. But it is still colossally disappointing when my friends and in-laws are texting with their breakfasts-in-bed and days-of-pampering and asking me what my husband did for me. While I may have tempered my expectations over the years, this still hurts. I will likely steal some me-time today and maybe go treat myself to a new top or pair of shoes, but this non-spouse stuff can be extra hard on days like this.