(Picture: Getty)A woman has taken to Netmums for some unbiased opionions after her husband decided he wants to go to watch football with his friends on Mother’s Day, instead of spending it with her.
Rachael has two sons – one is five, and the other a newborn baby.
She wrote: ‘My husband has just found out that the football team he supports is going to Wembley for the final of some cup (I don’t follow football).
‘He wants to go, the problem is it’s on Mother’s Day.
‘I’m really upset that he would go and leave me for that weekend especially as it’s the first [Mother’s Day] with the baby.
‘I haven’t asked him not to go but have told him I’m a bit upset but he needs to decide for himself if he is going to go or not (he keeps asking me what he should do).
‘Just wondered what everyone else would think or if I am silly being upset?’
(Picture: Getty)Since posting, the responses have been very mixed, with some people saying the husband shouldn’t go to the football – while others say Mother’s Day doesn’t really matter.
One woman said: ‘I don’t see anything wrong with it. It’s not your very first Mother’s Day, and really, it’s just another Sunday but you (hopefully) get a card and a present.’
Another added: ‘I would be fine with him going and certainly wouldn’t make him feel bad about it. You could always do something nice the following week or like another poster has said, swap Mothers Day and Fathers Day. If he didn’t go, you know he would be constantly checking the score anyway.’
Someone else wrote: ‘It’s only Mother’s Day! It’s not like it’s Christmas Day or he’s deserting you for weeks on end. It’s a weekend to follow his team who he has a season ticket for.’
However, others stood up for her.
One said: ‘Think some of the comments seem a little harsh, especially as she has said she has an 8 week old, which is an emotional time anyway.
‘I’d be miffed too, don’t get me wrong, I’d let him go but it would still upset me. As long as we did something special another day I’d be happy with that.’
(Picture: Getty)And another woman put: ‘I’m in the minority here but the way I see it is, what comes first? Partner or football? I would hope the answer would be partner for him and if it’s really bothering you then he should put you first before a sport.’
Another mother added that she would be really annoyed too, writing: ‘I’m a mum of three and been together with my partner over 11 years.
‘I absolutely understand your point here and maybe 5 years ago I would be really peeved off if he decided to go to the football on mothers day.
‘It is indeed a day to celebrate and be thankful to mothers across the UK but at the same time, I’m pretty convinced in my own head it was actually created by a card company.’
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Someone else added that she should do something for herself on Father’s Day to get back at him.
Of course, everyone sees Mother’s Day differently – some think it’s important while others see it as a big deal.
Here’s to hoping they work it out and both get to enjoy the day.
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