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May 13th, 2007, 11:08 AM
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Well, I'm sure if you were to e-mail Hallmark they could get a campaign for "Aunt's Day" going. They could use another new excuse for selling cards.

Seriously, I'm with you. But, I guess there wouldn't be any harm in sending her a note or calling her just to make her happy. You just have to humor some people.
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May 13th, 2007, 11:37 AM
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I think that makes her a really good aunt. Like you said, if she had raised you that would be different. I have to admit though that I am a stepmom and it bothers me a bit that no one acknowledges that on Mother's Day. My stepdaughter's mother will not let her call me on Mother's Day even though when she is with us on Father's Day we make sure she calls her stepfather. Oh well!

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May 13th, 2007, 12:29 PM
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I dunno. Maybe to her, having you living with her is as close as being a mother as she'll ever get.

I agree with the poster that said that sometimes, you just have to humor some people

And a very happy mother's day to you, btw!
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May 13th, 2007, 12:34 PM
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Honestly Cece, it sounds to me like maybe your aunt has some insecurities going on regarding her non-mother-status. I have an aunt who is child-free by choice and she does not make people call her on Mother's Day! It's never even crossed anyone's mind! I mean, some holidays (Hallmark Holidays or not) are exclusive by nature. Not everyone can celebrate everything, and it's not meant to hurt or offend those who are "left out". It really makes me wonder what's going on with her (emotionally) that she would feel she deserves recognition on that level.

On the other hand, I do believe in honoring people who take on a certain role. For instance, my DH's bio dad was never in the picture, but he lived with his mother, grandma and grandpa until he was 15. His grandpa was his paternal figure so he does celebrate his grandpa on Father's Day. Ditto for stepparents or others who take on an actual parenting role.

ETA: I guess there isn't any harm in humoring her... I do have to agree with that.
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