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Should wives or s/o also be celebrated on Mothers Day?

Asked by john65pennington (29187points) May 8th, 2010

Since your wife or s/o is not your blood relative, should they also be included and celebrated on Mothers Day?

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Trillian's avatar

I say Happy Mother’s Day to anyone who is a mom, I give my sister a card, and some close friends as well. It isn’t my Mother’s day, it’s Mother’s day.
By the way, to all my Fluther Family who are moms – Happy Mother’s Day!

john65pennington's avatar

Trillian, thanks. i agree. i never thought of it that way.

mrentropy's avatar

@Trillian That’s how I always figured it, too.

Storybooklover's avatar

And if she is the mother of your child you should honor her because she helped you bring that child into the world and vice verse on father’s day.

Theby's avatar

Answered in error.

mcbealer's avatar

Yes, especially in this day and age of blended families.

I have also been blessed with several ‘surrogate’ Moms along the way of life who in many ways know and understand me better than my own Mom. I especially celebrate them on Mother’s Day, as well as my SO’s Mom, who has so beautifully nurtured and influenced him and his sisters.

ucme's avatar

Well here in England Mother’s Day was back in March.However today happens to be my Mum’s birthday so, happy birthday Mum!! Yay.

jeanmay's avatar

In South Korea today is Parent’s Day. I think that covers it quite nicely for me, and for everyone else who provides care to a child.

Last week was also Children’s Day, and a national holiday (which fell mid-week, woo hoo!). There were craft fairs, shows and other activities going on everywhere; it was sooo fun!

RedPowerLady's avatar

Not only do I celebrate all traditional moms but I celebrate others as well.
I celebrate those who have no other children but have experienced a loss b/c if losing a child doesn’t make you a mother I don’t know what does.
And I celebrate those who desperately wanted children and couldn’t have them b/c we know they tried so hard and they are a mom at heart.

Nullo's avatar

Is your wife a mother? The celebrate!

mollypop51797's avatar

If she’s a mother, then celebrate!

YARNLADY's avatar

Did you or your wife ever have a mother – then celebrate.

perspicacious's avatar

No. Only mothers. Of course many wives and girlfriends are also mothers. But, being a mother is the deciding factor. Isn’t it obvious?

YARNLADY's avatar

@perspicacious Every one who was ever born had a mother – Mother’s Day is for all.

perspicacious's avatar

@YARNLADY The question is who should “be celebrated” on Mother’s Day; it has nothing to do with everyone having a mother.

YARNLADY's avatar

@perspicacious Well, for those who don’t wish to celebrate their own mothers, I guess it would be a null day.

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