Mother's Day and the Restaurant Experience...

Does anyone here make a conscious effort not to eat out on Mother's Day? When my brother and I were kids, we used to take my mom out but quit doing it. The last MD dinner we had out really convinced us to find another way to entertain mom.

1) Reservation meant nothing - We waited anyway along with a throng of other patrons.
2) Limited Menu - That "favorite dish" to which we were looking forward wasn't even offered that day.
3) Quality falters - I remember being served FROZEN cheesecake.
4) You get rushed out - It's all about turnover.

One year my mother didn't feel well so bro and I prepared dinner for her. Even feeling ill, she had a better time that MD than at any prior MD "restaurant" dinner. That was in the early 80's and we never again went to a restaurant on MD.

Now that I'm a mother, I demand the same - Spoil me - YES! But no restaurants, please. Thoughts?

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