This thread is for all of you moms for whom Mother's Day isn't all it's cracked up to be. Maybe it's because life with difficult child is miles away from what you felt motherhood was going to be like. Maybe it's because no call came from a child and you are feeling hurt. Maybe it's because you find the absurdity of knocking yourself out 364 days a year and getting a $5 Hallmark card saying "Relax and enjoy your special day" by way of recognition. Or maybe you are stuck with celebrating the day in a way that doesn't suit you because you aren't the top dog mom in the family. Personally I fall into the last category: I happened to marry into a family who has the ridiculous tradition of the moms doing the cooking and gathering together for a family meal. Oh, yeah, I sure feel special after getting the family off to church, packing them up, and preparing the food. Only cleaning the house for guests on top of it would make my joy complete. So, whatever it is that makes your Mother's Day less than a Hallmark moment, this un-Mother's Day thread is for you. Oh, and if you are one of those moms that likes the cute poems and is going to get a feel good day, you just shoo off to another thread.