Mother’s day musings.

I don’t really know how I feel about mother’s day. I remember it at church, as a child. You’d go up to the altar and get a little selection of flowers, usually daffodils I think, and bring them back to your mother. And that was pretty much it. Oh, and it was called Mothering Sunday, not Mother’s day.

Now of course, it’s commercial. Because everything is commercial. Any opportunity possible to guilt people into spending money is good, isn’t it? Strangely, we don’t do the guilting bit here. On a usual mother’s day, I’d hope for breakfast in bed, preferably without small children bouncing on me, maybe a card made at a uniformed group session, perhaps some chocolate and chance to read a book. (I suppose buying me a book is commercial. But I’d like people to feel they can do that any time of the year really πŸ˜‰ )

This mother’s day I’m not getting my lie in. Instead I’m taking Big to London to see the Divergent movie premiere πŸ˜€

Before that happened, I was considering booking myself a room in the nearest travelodge, so that I could enjoy a relaxing bath, and maybe lie out on the bed and watch TV for a bit. I know, that sounds a bit weird. But we don’t have a bath at home, and I miss the chance to pamper myself every once in a while. Showers are great for being clean, but they’re just not luxurious are they? We will have a bathroom, one day. Until then I’ll content myself with designing them online, like at Virtual Bathrooms, and stockpile any bath goodies I’m given in the meantime.

What are the other ways you could celebrate mother’s day? We’ve talked about home made cards. How about having someone else in the family do the cooking? Both the older children are learning to cook, with varying levels of supervision. Today Smallest asked me if she could learn too. Will have to consider what I can do with a 4 year old. Or you could get take out, or even push the boat out and go out for a meal. I can’t remember the last time we did that as a family (I’m not counting the golden arches trip after Kentwell.)

Maybe a family games night, or an extra movie night is called for – lots of good films about at the moment. We’re trying Amazon Prime, though I’ve also just activated the Picturebox free month on our TalkTalk subscription, looking forward to seeing what’s on that.

I think though, what I’ve got planned for mother’s day is cool. What are you going to be doing?

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  1. I’m waiting to see if the kids remember the day πŸ™‚ Smiley made me a card un school, but I don’t know if she understands. Unless it’s on YouTube, my son will probably know nothing about it, while my eldest daughter needs a lift to a gymnastics competition at 8.30am so I’d say it will be Mother’s Duties Day here πŸ™‚
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  2. I agree that mothers day has become too commercial, but it is nice to get spoiled with chocolates and flowers.

  3. Hope you had a lovely Mothers’ Day.
    My husband had my children make flowers, and canvases, and scones, chocolate heart lollies and cards. My youngest was so excited in the morning and came in bouncing on my bed with cuddles. Then my husband cooked a roast. My oldest is working and did buy chocolates too πŸ™‚

    • I went to London for the divergent premiere with Big. We had a wonderful day out, and some really lovely time together. So yes, it was good.

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