I read the Mother's Day thread with interest. It's a cruel holiday. I believe I read that the highest suicide rate of the year is Mother's Day. So why don't we come up with ways to make the day brighter for each other, even if our kids act like turds...lol. I'll tell you what I always do. Three of my kids live in Illinois and two call (one doesn't talk to me at all--probably never will again--that hurts me on Mother's Day especially). I also have two kids still living with me. I take charge...lol. I plan my own Mothers Day. I already told hub that we're having a barbecue or going out to eat. The two kids at home come with or help cook and we all have fun. Yes, I initiate it, but it's fun and at least I'm doing a family thing. I also had my hair cut this week to celebrate and maybe I"ll get my nails done so I feel pretty on Sunday. If it's a nice day, I'm going to get everyone to take a long walk with me on the trails. Any tips?