Happy Belated Mother's Day to all of our mothers! Thank you very much for all the effort, time, love and hard work you give to help your children study and learn with us. Your children appreciate it very much and so do we at GEA.
This blog post will be a short post of my experience of Mother's Day growing up in America. Mother's Day in Japan is on same day in America. (It is in March in the UK, though.) Also, it is mostly celebrated in the same way so there are not so many surprising differences between the two countries in this regard. However, I would like to share one difference between Japan and America that I think you might find interesting.
A major difference between Japan and America in my experience with Mother's Day is breakfast. For Mother's Day it is common in America for children (and husbands) to make breakfast in bed for moms. The idea is that everyone wakes up before their mothers and they go to the kitchen to make breakfast. Breakfast is whatever is available but sometimes it's pancakes, eggs, toast, bacon, coffee, and freshly squeezed orange juice. We would always put a flower in a little singular flower vase on the breakfast tray to make it look pretty. My little sister and I worked very hard to make a delicious breakfast and deliver it to our mother as she woke up. All so she can enjoy her breakfast in bed.
As a child I used to think that my mom like this. But as an adult I no longer think she did. But I would like to thank my mother for always smiling and pretending to be so happy when she saw the breakfast that we had made. She would give my sister and a hug and a kiss and say thank you very much for the breakfast in bed. She always pretended that she wasn't expecting it. Looking back on it now, she was probably worried that she would get the crumbs from the toast in the bed and have to clean the sheets later.
For the mothers who are reading this, would you like your children to wake up early and make you breakfast in bed?