More Ridiculous Holidays

There are some holidays that I consider Hallmark Holidays; mostly made up by commercialism to get people to buy shit.  These Hallmark Holidays include, but are not limited to: Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Teacher Appreciation Day, Secretaries Day (think they changed the name of that one, though), etc.  Today is one of them, Military Spouse Appreciation Day.  It’s not that I think these people don’t deserve to be appreciated, I just think having a day to do it is stupid.  You should appreciate your mom, dad, teachers, secretaries and spouses, military or not, every day.  And Valentine’s Day?  Don’t even get me started on the commercialism of that shit.

Anyway, like I said, today is the day we are supposed to appreciate military spouses for some reason.  And this Sunday, two short days from now, is Mother’s Day.   Joe and I usually don’t do much for it, mostly because I am not his mother so I don’t feel he needs to get me a gift.  The twins have always done something sweet at school and that’s been enough.  I think last year, Joe took the boys out of the house for awhile and they eventually came home with purple flowers for me.   This year I will be getting a little something for both military spouse appreciation day and mother’s day:  Joe’s leaving.  Again.    And there’s an excellent chance  he will miss Josh’s birthday in the fall and possibly Christmas.   Is it wrong that I want to shout at every new military spouse to wait to have kids?

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