I'm almost with your Millionaire Maria. I think it's something that is passed on just like deferential treatment to parents is. Until I was on my own, I deferred to my parents. As I began to date someone seriously and to build my own family, I stop deferring to my parents as much and deferred to my partner instead. Now that I am about to be married, I defer only to DF. I think that Mother's Day and Father's day are quite the same. I did not have a six year old last year nor a father to a child I was raising. I would have celebrated my father if not for him being dead. This year, I will celebrate my DF because he is the father of my child. This year, I will honor my mother, but I hope to be celebrated myself.