To start ANOTHER one asking...

(106 Posts)
CocacolaMum Sun 10-Mar-13 12:46:38

Ok so we have heard about what your dh/dc have done for you today but what have YOU done for your Mum on this Mothers day?

I texted mine.. thankfully my sister has invited her over for dinner so my work here is done :D

Moominsarehippos Mon 11-Mar-13 10:46:11

Especially if you 'feed' with brandy.

gwenniebee Sun 10-Mar-13 22:01:07

We made both my mum and MiL fruit cakes. We sent MiL's as she is in deepest darkest North Wales which is quite a distance from us. Mum was supposed to come for the day on Friday but she is really poorly sad So we are having a "transferred feast" next weekend when both my brother and I are going home. Fruit cake improves with keeping, right?!

whattodoo Sun 10-Mar-13 21:53:06

I had parents for lunch, MIL, DSis and her family, DSis's MIL.
I also had lots of wine.

cuppateaanyone Sun 10-Mar-13 21:48:43

Spent a couple of hours with my wonderful mum, we can't take her out at the mo so we brought cake to go with coffee. She is nursing her mother who is terminally ill so she loved time playing hide a seek with DS whilst I spent time with nana.
She's a nurse by trade so we made plans to help out this next week as she's on nights ( she will sleep at ours during the day whilst we go out so proper rest)
I buy her flowers most weeks and its her birthday on Friday so extra big pressie of vouchers for some pampering whilst we look after nana.

dolallymum Sun 10-Mar-13 21:47:53

I have order her some pearl earrings that had 84% off on Groupon. She is on holiday so hoping they arrive in time for her getting back.
I have also helped my 2yr olf DD make her a hand made card with her handprint as a flower.
I know for a fact my mum will be more happy with the card than the earrings. :-\

DizzyHoneyBee Sun 10-Mar-13 21:37:28

Flowers from DD, chocolates from DS, a card from each of us and we took her out for lunch yesterday at her favourite place.

I called her this afternoon and DC's told her their news too.
I think card will arrive tomorrow morning blush - just missed evening post on Friday.
But she's had a nice weekend with my DF, DSis and DN's so hopefully that will do !

catgirl1976 Sun 10-Mar-13 21:31:45

A big bunch of gorgeous flowers (not a crysanthamum in sight)

Me and DS baked and iced cookies and put them in a lovely box with tissue paper and DS got her (sort of, he is only 15 months) a "Grandma" mug so she can have a cup of tea and a cookie from him.

NotInTheMood Sun 10-Mar-13 21:30:00

A few of my friends have lost their mums recently which made me realise I need to appreciate my mum a lot more as she does an awful lot for me. I brought her a big bunch of flowers and chocolates and invited her around for afternoon tea with lots of homemade cooking.

redwellybluewelly Sun 10-Mar-13 21:12:00

My mother - nothing
My MIL - day with various family members and our DC yesterday and even managed to rustle up lunch between us

bringonyourwreckingball Sun 10-Mar-13 20:36:35

I bought my mum flowers. We don't really 'do' Mother's Day in our family (her choice) but she's been so fab lately I couldn't let it pass without something.

TheFallenMadonna Sun 10-Mar-13 20:34:31

Sent flowers to arrive Friday, as she's off on holiday tomorrow and having them delivered today would have been a bit of a waste...

mrsmalcolmreynolds Sun 10-Mar-13 20:30:52

Nothing. Mine actively dislikes MD (history to do with emotional abuse connected to it by her own "D"M). I will be chatting to her on the phone later though which we do every weekend for a good hour or so.

BlahBlahBlahhh Sun 10-Mar-13 20:22:04

Took my mum and Nan out for afternoon tea yesterday...very posh ! Was in London on Friday so popped into Selfridges and bought MIL posh tea and buisuits. thanks to all those missing their mums x

Soditall Sun 10-Mar-13 20:08:46

I bought my Mum a bunch of flowers,some chocolates,2 pot plants,a necklace,a handbag,a silk scarf,a mothers day picture frame,and a cardigan.Also bought her two cards one from me and my husband and one from the children.
We all went and saw her this afternoon and she got lots of kisses and cuddles of everyone.

I couldn't afford to go to her so she came here for a cuppa and I gave her a bunch of flowers (lidl roses that I forgot to take the price off blush)

She got me chocolates as she knew dp wouldn't have been able to pick me up anything from the kids smile

SamraLee Sun 10-Mar-13 19:53:26

My Mother in Law got loads of homemade food for her freezer and we also brought her a bouquet of flowers and cards. My mother did not get anything as she is American/lives in America and Mother's Day is celebrated in May.

curiousgeorgie Sun 10-Mar-13 19:43:14

Spellcheck!! Sorry...

Chippychop Sun 10-Mar-13 19:43:11

Lovely to read most of these. I sent mine a box with a hand written letter, homemade scones, magazine subscription, and Chocs that have "I love mum" on. I also called her. She lives 250 miles away but we are meeting Half way on Easter Sunday

curiousgeorgie Sun 10-Mar-13 19:42:35

I made my mum & mother in law a piece of art each that was heart in a huge white frame but if you looked really closely the heart was made up of all the children's names, grandchildrens names, places we've even on holiday, Soecial memories.

My mum is an interior decorator and devoted to her house so it was a massive risk to give her something like that but fortunately she loved it smile

And she got Argo and some flowers from my DD ;)

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Sun 10-Mar-13 19:17:10

DM is 85 and travelled down from Ne to SW on a train for a week so i am thrilled to have her here for the first time in two years. we have had a lazy day with DH parents here too and now watching crufts! she is happy and I am smile

BeaWheesht Sun 10-Mar-13 19:13:36

Visited her last weekend and took her and dad out for lunch. Have her a plant pot with lavender and some chocolates.

VBisme Sun 10-Mar-13 19:03:52

I gave her a cookbook and some chocolates and a card, bought some flowers on Friday when I saw her and cooked and washed up on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Next time I travel I am buying her some bb cream that she likes, but she is VERY special.

WeAreSix Sun 10-Mar-13 19:00:49

Of course, flowers to those without their mums. None of mine or DH's grandmothers are alive now & both our DMs have missed them terribly today.

I've got friends without their mums too. I feel awful for them and try not to be OTT about Mother's Day to try and spare their feelings.

WeAreSix Sun 10-Mar-13 18:57:09

I've rung her, sent her a card and had flowers delivered today. MIL has had a card and a naice potted plant arrangement thingy.

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