So this weekend it’s Mother’s Day. Husband and children all over the UK are starting to worry what to buy for the main lady in their lives – and in steps me. I will give you the low down what women REALLY want for Mother’s Day.
A lie in – this is the greatest gift you can give to any sleep deprived Mother. Be sure to creep out of the bedroom and do not wake her otherwise it somewhat defeats the object! Waking her up after 9am is acceptable – but only if it’s with bacon and HOT tea to be consumed alone.
Alcohol – Always useful to have as back up after a rather long stressful day. A nice bottle after the kids have gone to bed after you’ve let her lie in so she’s feeling all happy and chilled…you know what I’m saying!
A cleaner for the day – a day off hovering 5 days a day and trying to scrub ground in chilli off the fridge is quite positively heaven! Take hold of the mop and polish and don’t let her lift a finger until the stroke of midnight – then yes she can go back to Cinderella cleaning mode.
Home made cards – aww I know some people may think it’s cheap and tacky but I bloody love a homemade card from my little people; it’s a fail safe way for a slight blub into a bacon sarnie and is super cheap and easy (especially if you have toddlers as literally a scribble is fabulous!)
The TV remote – let her watch trash TV to her hearts content when the kids are asleep and it will truly top off the perfect day!
In all seriousness (like I do serious well) don’t worry about the day. Enjoy spending it with loved ones and make it one to remember. Forget the lavish gifts and grand gestures – the little thoughtful touches outweigh these a million to one. Take the kids to pick some daisies, colour in a picture and let your kids butter the toast. These will be the Mother’s Day gifts they remember.
My Mom always would tell the story of me cellotaping my 50p pocket money to the front of a piece of paper card I made for her as she thought It was the sweetest thing ever. So don’t go to the department stores – get down the park. But do let her lie in; believe me THAT is worth some serious brownie points!