Today, March 21st is Mother's Day, Eid al Um in Egypt. Mother's Day is also celebrated today in Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Syria, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Palestine, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Sudan and Saudi Arabia.
So I will celebrate two Mother's Days, this one today and the traditional one in May like we have in the USA.
This morning Super S says "Happy Mothers Day baby, I want to buy you something very nice..." I said "Ok, just get me some Clexane..." we laughed so hard! He is such a sweet guy but I told him, next year baby, buy me something next year.
What's really nice about Mother's Day here in Cairo is that gifts are not just given to Mothers. Older women in families, aunts and even teachers are celebrated by the children, its really cool. Its a huge deal here, songs are played on the radio about mothers, commericals on TV reflect Mothers, TV shows will host Mothers and their lives, it really is a huge celebration. And is should be right? I think its wonderful.
So Happy Mother's Day to me. I am 8 weeks, 1 day pregnant today and I am happy.