Celebrate Your Parents

I hope everyone’s NaNo went well, or that you’ve got time today to make one last big push. However far you’ve got left, believe in yourself! Even if you don’t quite make it, you’ll still have written 1,000 words, or 10, 20, 30, 40k. Good job!

To help unwind from the madness that is NaNo, I wanted to take a look at two non-stat holidays that are coming up.
Specifically, Mother’s Day is on May 10 and Father’s Day is on June 22 this year.

We all have parents, and except in some instances, we have a lot to thank them for. Sure, they might nag you (to clean your room, be home on time, settle down, produce grandkids, etc.) and I can almost garuntee that they frustrate you at times. Yet despite all this, they helped make you the way you are today.

For better or worse, you would have grown up to be a (slightly or not so slightly) different person if it weren’t for them. Some stuff might have been the same regardless. But not all.

So I think its nice to take a moment and think of something nice to do for the people that raised you.

That might mean taking them out for a meal, buying or making them a gift, or even just calling to say ‘thank you’.

If you’re estranged, well… I don’t really have any advice for you (having never experienced that). But… Wouldn’t Mother’s/Father’s Day be a good day to (start to) reconcile?

Personally, I’m a crafty person. I like to make the things I give. (Not always, but sometimes) Often this means something nerdy, but my family is quite nerdy so it all works out 🙂

What sort of things are you going to do for Mother’s and Father’s Days this year?

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