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Just because DH is a SAHD...

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LoopDeLoops Sun 10-Mar-13 10:30:57

... does not mean he 'gets' Mothering Sunday instead of me, right? PIL disagree... hmm

Goldmandra Sun 10-Mar-13 15:20:15

I stand corrected smile

hermioneweasley Sun 10-Mar-13 15:14:21

Hallmark does exist in the UK - they are based in a beautiful building in Bradford.

Goldmandra Sun 10-Mar-13 15:07:23

It used to but come think of it I haven't seen one of there shops for a long time so maybe not now.

Don't stop being a pedant please smile

LRDtheFeministDragon Sun 10-Mar-13 15:00:11

Or I should stop being a pedant, I know.

Does Hallmark even exist in the UK? I've no idea.

Goldmandra Sun 10-Mar-13 14:47:20

LRD I think you should start a new thread explaining the origins of the day. There seems to be a lot of people who think that Hallmark invented it rather than hijacked it smile

LRDtheFeministDragon Sun 10-Mar-13 14:34:04

(Sorry, that was unnecessarily rudely put!)

LRDtheFeministDragon Sun 10-Mar-13 14:33:18

YANBU, she's being strange.

Just as an aside, can we stop the nonsense about the 'origins of mothering sunday' being to do with servants visiting their mother church? It isn't.

The Christian origins of Mothering Sunday are to do with the Church of England taking over a Catholic festival in honour of the Mother of Christ. Prior to that, I should imagine that the Catholics may well have taken over a pagan festival in honour of a mother goddess, who knows?

Lucyellensmum95 Sun 10-Mar-13 14:30:59

Is grandma a bit senile?

Goldmandra Sun 10-Mar-13 14:23:23

So if both of your worked full time should the children make hand made cards and breakfast in bed for their childminders/nursery staff?

maddening Sun 10-Mar-13 14:20:59

Unless you get father's day? But if you get a day each anyway it makes sense for you to have mothers day and he fathers?

dondon33 Sun 10-Mar-13 12:24:40

Unless it was said completely in jest confused
then it was a cheap dig by Grandmama angry, smile nicely while quietly muttering FU! and forget about it.

TheFallenMadonna Sun 10-Mar-13 11:51:53

My MIL does not do Fathers' Day, as it is a new fangled invention. She would be hmm for Mothers' Day to be ignored/actually all about churches. She also has very strong feelings about parental roles. She would probably say something like this were DH a SAHD - but he wouldn't be coming out of it any better than I.

Change the subject, move on...

HappyJustToBe Sun 10-Mar-13 11:49:49

YANBU. Insulting to you and your DH.

LoopDeLoops Sun 10-Mar-13 11:44:47

My reply "yeah right, whatever..."

noodleone Sun 10-Mar-13 11:42:43

Ha ha ... no. That's really odd. Yanbu

ZenNudist Sun 10-Mar-13 11:37:11

Wow that's a slap in the face. Just because an old lady came up with it does not absolve your ILs for repeating it.

What did you reply?

Losingexcessweight Sun 10-Mar-13 11:35:27

This made me laugh!

So your only a mother if you stay at home full time?


catgirl1976 Sun 10-Mar-13 11:35:00


He get's fathers day

Your PILs are odd. And possibly horrible sad

JaxTellerIsMyFriend Sun 10-Mar-13 11:31:47

Grandma in law is out of line.

Mothers day is for Mothers, Fathers day is for fathers.

Grandparents day is just made up load of bollocks. The end

VBisme Sun 10-Mar-13 11:27:35

Totally ridiculous of course you get Mother's Day.
Grandma is old and foolish.

thegreylady Sun 10-Mar-13 10:54:47

A man is not a mother! I dont see any way round that grandma-in law!

verytellytubby Sun 10-Mar-13 10:46:41


GirlWiththeLionHeart Sun 10-Mar-13 10:40:45

So do mums who work 'get' Father's Day? hmm

Montybojangles Sun 10-Mar-13 10:40:40

It depends if you are seeing it as the american commercialised mothers day, or the original Christian mothering Sunday.
The traditional mothering Sunday was for those working in service (servants) to go home to their mother church with their family, so both men and women went mothering.

Iaintdunnuffink Sun 10-Mar-13 10:40:10

How odd, he has Father's Day.

Sounds like Grandma-in-law is having a little dig. She's old, smile, nod, ignore.

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