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    To all the Mothers of ABW ...

    Happy Mothers Day [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]



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    thanks Haiko. I was treated to a Peticure, a manicure, a shopping spree, and now Chinese food. Motherhood is great. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

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    Thank you

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    Thank you Haiko! If it wasn't for you I wouldn't of even heard those words today. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img]

    I don't expect my 2 & 4 yr old to say anything, but I do have a husband and teenager around. Seems I live with some pretty self involved and selfish males!

    oh well....

    any other females have a sig. other who totally never does anything on holidays..., wish I dealt with it better


    I'll go whine somewhere else now.

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    Marysunshine - I feel for ya. I'd be having a fit. My Sig. does not like to shop - I made him shop for my gift on Valentines Day. However, I gave him a break for Mother's Day - he gave me a really sweet card with some shopping money in it.

    Some men are just like that. But you know what, if you forgot or ignored his birthday or Father's Day he'd probably be pissed.

    Happy Mother's Day from me Marysunshine.

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    MarySunshine, don't feel bad, Jada is right, some men are just like that!

    Coming from a family where any reason was a cause for celebration, I found myself with an SO who had not been exposed to these rituals.
    Over the years I've tried, firstly,"
    The Quiet Treatment" never really effective because after 20 mins I tend to forget what I'm mad about!

    "The Screaming Shrew" is difficult for me to pull off but it's the one that had most impact after I screamed at him "Your not coming in until you buy me some roses!"

    "The Yugoslav Slap" coupled with a barrage of slavic swear words works too!
    A clip across the ears with the palm of the hand that leaves the ears ringing, well it does sometimes work...mostly He just laughs!

    The "This Means a Lot to Me" talk, only good for one year, and needs to be repeated often for the desirable effect!

    And finally, the "I'm On Strike! So if you want to eat, you have to take me out to dinner" this works! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

    So don't feel alone MarySunshine!
    Given any reason for celebration, I pick a method of torture to inflict on him for being so forgetful, insensitive or selfish, take your pick, even after all these years I can't work out which one he is!

    Happy Mother's Day MarySunshine!
    Give 'em hell! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

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    Happy almost Belated Mothers Day Ladies!!! I hope most of you had a SUPER day. God knows you deserve it.

    MsMary, Remind the family that it is never too late. Everyday should be Mothers Day do they still have a lots of days left to make it up to you this year. <IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/ubb/icons/icon12.gif>

    MJ, lol. I like your way of trying thing out.

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    After having Mothers Day turn into a torturous day of being blackmailed into saying and doing things I didn't feel as a teen and adult (and married adult), I decided that in MY family we would boycott it. I told my family that if they want to make a special day for me, then do it on my birthday please. That's the day G-d saw fit to bring me into the world to party, I mean celebrate [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] .

    That said, I usually end up whining and crying on my birthday that I'm the only one in the house who has to make their own birthday cake and birthday party, LOL, well really COL. :eek: Think I'll cut and paste MJ's post and keep in reading distance for my next birthday. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

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    MouseJockey, LOL - I like that.

    MarySunshine - remember some men need to be trained - once you train em - it's like riding a bike - they never forget how to do it, buy it, send it, or whatever.

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    Thanks everyone!

    Well, I guess its some consolation that I am not alone in feeling the way I did yesterday.

    jada said <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>remember some men need to be trained - once you train em - it's like riding a bike - they never forget how to do it, buy it, send it, or whatever. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
    LOL there may be hope for my son (training him), but for hubby...I think I just need to accept the fact he'll never change or I'll spend many years resentful and angry.


    mj: this was my favorite

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>"The Yugoslav Slap" coupled with a barrage of slavic swear words works too!
    A clip across the ears with the palm of the hand that leaves the ears ringing, <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I think I'll save that one for that next special occasion that is ignored/forgotten!

    [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

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    Here's a good one to try.

    Next special holiday - send yourself some flowers and chocolates and when they arrive act really surprised and say

    "oh honey, I can't believe you did all this for me - your such a sweetheart!!." Even cry and give him a big hug if you can - and tell him you knew there was hope. LOL!!!

    On second thought, maybe that's not such a good idea. That might get you "The Yugoslav Slap" along with profuse cusing and swearing and divorce papers when your hubby wonders who sent the stuff. LOL!!! :eek: [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

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    lol!@Jada [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img] I've thought of doing that, but as you say it could backfire!

    @webmistress:I've baked my own birthday cake and made sure it was his favorite,refused to give him any,felt good for awhile while I was stuffing my face, but all I ended up with was a tummy ache,a zit and no sympathy!

    At this stage, I've pretty well given up any notion of being able to train him, I just threaten to send him back to his mother or prepare for a life of torture!

    Yes, the Yugo slap works wonders, mostly he just laughs, but there is an immense satisfaction especially if you crack him a good one and his ears are still ringing half an hour later!
    By the way, I don't go in for husband beating [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

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