It drives me banana's when frummies say they're anti-mother's day, or anti-father's day, or whatever other day there is that they're anti (there's plenty of them, I can go on for pages!).
What's wrong with celebrating mother's day? There are things that goyim come up with, that are actually good ideas -*gasp*- Hallmark made it up? Maybe, so who cares? The economy isn't at its greatest, why not take advantage of a "silly" holiday as a way to encourage money circulation?
But really, I love my mommy, and I love my daddy. As much as I should be "honoring" and "fearing" them, I really don't. I mean, I'm totally respectful. My mom is literally on call 24/6, and she's tired all the time, and my father is well... an interesting character. I help my mom clean, I cook, I do most of the laundry (not lately, this semester has been killer), and I stay up late talking to her and whatever else if she wants me to. Generally my family is very close. Yet still, why not have a day specifically where my mom gets to choose what we eat (as opposed to Benny's which we go to allll the time)?
I remember once in my HS the class made an attempt at an official debate. We split up in two teams, we did some research, came back the next day and argued. Somehow we went off topic (duh- this is my wacko HS we're talking about!) and we ended up discussing mother's day. So one girl on the opposing team was like "You don't need a day to honor your mother, you should be doing it everyday. It's so fake to set aside one day"
So I remember VERY quickly stating "Yea, so the 10 days between Rosh Hoshanah and Yom Kippur are fake?"
Boy was she stumped... hehe. And the teacher (obviously on her side) had nothing to say either.
I remember the one thing in HS that I enjoyed was messing with the teachers. :)
Happy Mothers Day to those of you who are mothers, and CHILDREN- be good! :)