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How much do you owe your mother for giving birth to you? EDIT

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Mother's Day is Sunday, May 13. If you're still struggling with what to give your mom, the American Coalition for Labor Reparations may have the perfect gift idea for you. The ACFLR, a fictitious organization created by the Mother New York ad agency, has created an online tool to help you calculate exactly how much you owe your mom for giving birth to you, using very precise criteria.

The calculator factors in the amount of time your mom spent in labor, the amount of weight she gained carrying you, the number of alcoholic beverages she missed out on, and the stretch marks she incurred, and even gives you an 80 percent deduction from the total amount if you turned out to be a good child.

The ACFLR also posted a comical mock video of moms talking about what they went through during pregnancy, labor, and delivery. So far, the video has gotten more than 5,000 views in the three days since it was originally posted.

People on social media are calling the fake campaign hilarious and saying that it definitely sheds light on how much moms do to give birth. One person praised the ACFLR and tweeted that it is a "brilliant idea." Another person called it "our duty" to repay mothers for their pain and suffering.

If funds are in scarce supply in your neck of the woods, a verbal thank-you may suffice, at least for this year.

And here is the calculator (for those of you having trouble loading the calculator try going to the first link and clicking where it say acflr in the article)

Wow, I didn't have a great life either. My father refuses to aknowledge he has a child because I wasn't born with a penis and my mom was a raging alcoholic for as long as I could remember. She would leave me alone from the age of about 5 or 6 to go out to bars almost everynight. I know it's not the worst that could have happened but we are adults now and we need to stop blaming others for what happened to us. Leave the past in the past. This was just supposed to be a cute little joke calculator and too many of you are taking it way too seriously!

by on May. 11, 2012 at 2:46 PM
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by on May. 11, 2012 at 4:14 PM
I feel the same way altho I do kid ds about owing me. I told him a kiss wouldbe great but hes at the age he wont do that. He did give me a homemade card.

Quoting LntLckrsCmQut:

I've never told my mother that. It's just how I feel, in general. Kids don't owe their parents anything just because they were born. Parents choose to have children. I will take care of my mother if she ever needs it, but to say that I owe it to her? I just don't agree.

Quoting MicheleJM:

That is usually the response I get from ds. I told him well you refused to turn and I had to have major surgery for which I am scarred for life still doesnt get me much though...

Quoting LntLckrsCmQut:

I don't feel that I owe my mother anything, as it was her CHOICE to have me.

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by on May. 11, 2012 at 4:20 PM
I think it's funny to read these replies about how as grown women so many of you owe your mother nothing...but replies to my post
Say how basically I have to let biomom talk to SD on mothers day because she is her mother after all. Lol.
by on May. 11, 2012 at 4:26 PM

I thought the calculator was cute to be honest, says I owe exactly 40$! Hahah. I do tell her Happy Mother's day every year and spend time with her as much as I can.

by on May. 11, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Quoting Amiehart62:

Well considering I gave birth to the two people that make her the happiest.....seriously I never made her as happy as my kids make her I think I would call us even.


My mom says that DS touches a special place in her heart that no one else can.

by on May. 11, 2012 at 4:43 PM

I was joking. To think that someone would ACTUALLY blame someone for their death on a complete strangers anniversary is absurd!

Quoting .Beloved.:

 "stop blaming other for what happened to us" <----says the one who complained about amy winehouse dying on her anniversary.

eta- not to mention this was almost a year ago.....time to let go.

by on May. 11, 2012 at 4:48 PM

All 4 of my kids owe me about 400 total lol...that is with the deduction.

by on May. 11, 2012 at 4:49 PM
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My sister and I believe we should've been swallowed!

Quoting mommasbabies77:

I owe her nothing. I wish she had aborted but the calculator won't load.

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by Silver Member on May. 11, 2012 at 4:49 PM

mine isn't loading either

by on May. 11, 2012 at 4:53 PM
Bump so I can check it out on my computer, my phone won't let me input anything!!
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by Gold Member on May. 11, 2012 at 4:55 PM

I owe my mom 33 bucks and some change, lol.

I'll tell her to put it on a tab.

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