It was around 1 pm on Sunday, and that was the first comment from the kids as we pulled into the parking lot of Toys"R"Us.
"Mom, I have never seen Toys'R'Us so empty," our elementary school daughter observed.
"Three… four… five cars? You are right." I replied.
With a laugh, mom added: "Well, I don't think that the 'world's greatest toy store' is on the top 10 most desirable Mother's Day destinations."
She had a point.
Nevertheless, we had a fun hour as a family looking and playing.
The moment reminded me of a discussion that I had when I was a child.
I remember asking my father: "Mother's Day? Father's Day? Grandparents Day? When will it be kids day?
Dad just smiled and replied: "Son, every day is kids day."
I guess we illustrated Dad's point decades later by starting a day for moms with a trip to the toy store.
Happy belated Mother's Day to all those underappreciated moms out there.
And don't worry, mom's day got better at our house.
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