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Webster's II New Riverside University Dictionary defines mother's day as "A day for honoring mothers and motherhood, observed annually on the second Sunday in May." Actually, mother's day is a celebration, but it is much more too. For the family, it is not a normal day, busy with chores and work around the house, and empty of excitement. It is a day when children get up earlier than usual, and excitedly try to keep their plans for celebration secret from their mothers. It is a day when mothers pretend not to hear the kids excitement and preparations, and show absolute surprise when they, smiling and parading down the hall, carefully and awkwardly bring orange juice and overdone toast for her breakfast in bed, as a sign of love. Mother's Day is a day for remembering - a happy day for people who warmly think of their mothers, a sad day for those who no longer have them, and a day for most of the world to celebrate a very special member of the family - the mother. It is a day when kids and adults buy all kinds of gifts for their special women - from jewelry to food, to cards and flowers, and restaurants are full of families trying to give their mothers a day off from the kitchen.
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