Mother’s Day in March

For some reason, I’ve had a problem this month remembering which month I’m in.

On March 1, I thought it should have been April Fool’s Day. When I finally realized the mistake, I posted a status on Facebook as a joke: “Happy April Fool’s Day!” it said. Little did everyone know, I’d actually fooled myself.

Now, a mere 10 days later, I fooled myself again. A friend posted a photo about moms, and I immediately thought I’d missed Mother’s Day. So I googled it. Google told me it’s on May 13, but I didn’t believe it. I was like, “No, today is the second Sunday of the month. That’s Mother’s Day.”

I’m pretty sure my family moved to Louisville on a Mother’s Day back in 1992. I think it might have even been May 11, same as today. That added to the confusion.

Still not realizing my error, I decided to make a Facebook cover photo. It said, “I don’t know if today is Mother’s Day or not, but I figure I still want to say… I love you.” Awwwww…

I made the whole thing, spent part of an evening on it and everything. I legitimately thought it was Mother’s Day, that everyone else was missing it in the wake of Daylight Saving Time.

Not the sharpest bowling ball on the rack, eh?

Then right before posting the artwork, I checked Google again. That’s when it hit me that it’s March now, not May, not Mother’s Day.

That’s also when the real test happened. The image I’d created said I wanted to say I love you, Mother’s Day or not. Would I still say that, somewhat randomly now?

Sure thing: “Happy Mother’s Day, Momma. I love you… and for once I’m early.”