To not be happy about my £10 bunch of flowers from the garage...

(127 Posts)
Niceproblemtohave Sat 05-Mar-16 22:03:34

Since my husband earns over £200k income (not a stealth boast but reason why I'm thinking this is just a piss poor effort! )

I know that tomorrow Facebook is going to be full of wonderful breakfasts in bed, beautiful bouquets, shiny happy people - and I'll be there with my £10 bunch of diesel smelling crysthanenums.

On the other hand I'm so so lucky to have the DC that I do (for many years we didn't know if it would happen or not) so most of all I will be feeling v v happy to be celebrating Mother's Day at all!

GreyAndGoldInTheMeadow Sat 05-Mar-16 22:05:24

It's not even mothers day yet, sheesh!

RudeElf Sat 05-Mar-16 22:05:27

And so it begins...

Fwiw i'll have fuck all.

GreyAndGoldInTheMeadow Sat 05-Mar-16 22:06:27

If it will bother you, maybe give Facebook a miss tomorrow.

sooperdooper Sat 05-Mar-16 22:06:31

You're not his mother, I don't get why people are obsessed with their DHs doing mothers day for them confused

WorraLiberty Sat 05-Mar-16 22:07:04

Are you your husband's mother?

clairemum22 Sat 05-Mar-16 22:07:07

Maybe you'll get breakfast in bed too?!

Redglitter Sat 05-Mar-16 22:07:32

You need to re read your last paragraph there smile

Mothers Day is a commercialised day there to guilt trip us all into buying over priced flowers etc.

You have by your own admission the things most important for mothers day - your children. That's worth far more than even the poshest bouquet

Katarzyna79 Sat 05-Mar-16 22:09:38

you can get really pretty flowers for £10 but I don't know what garage flowers look like never purchased from there.

At least he thought of you OP, even if it was a lazy effort. I never get flowers I usually buy them myself (all year round) or I have to ask him to buy me some, he's not romantic, ive come to terms with it. my kids are wise though they often get their dad to buy me flowers at least they mean it.

I don't like supermarket flowers because they lack variety, although I still appreciate them if theyre gifted to me., I like exotic looking flower arrangements, if my husband got me some without me asking id be soo pleased, until that day arrives i'll get my own lol

Niceproblemtohave Sat 05-Mar-16 22:09:49

Right that's me told. I'm off to go and be lovely with my husband and think about what tomorrow is really all about. Thanks for the kick up the arse

ThenLaterWhenItGotDark Sat 05-Mar-16 22:10:10

What Elf said.

OP, you are such a MN cliche. Md should probably be renamed Grabby Entitled Day.

PurpleDaisies Sat 05-Mar-16 22:11:32

Don't you remember what it was like wanting to have kids and not belong able to? You're lucky. You have your kids.

I'd swap your stupid diesel flowers for my lack of kids if you like. Grow up.

tingon Sat 05-Mar-16 22:11:37

It's started.

PurpleDaisies Sat 05-Mar-16 22:11:54

Cross posted with you. Glad you've seen some sense.

TimeToMuskUp Sat 05-Mar-16 22:12:04

How many people are going to have this; Facebook is going to be full of wonderful breakfasts in bed, beautiful bouquets, shiny happy people? None. All the Facebook boasts and selfies and photos won't show the kids getting up at fucking-mad-o'clock, throwing orange juice about your lovely White Company bedsheets (the only lovely stuff you own because all your cash goes on day trips and new shoes for the Kraken) and Husbands muttering "I fucking hate this shit" under their breath whilst preparing said hearty breakfast.

I'm a Mother, I have a Mother. I will spend my morning taking the Kraken to a rugby tournament, the afternoon cooking a roast dinner and the evening drinking wine. The words "what the fucking fuck" will escape my lips at least 4 times during the length of the day and, if I'm lucky, come 7pm I will tuck in my two children knowing that Mothers Day is never about me, or my own Mother. It's about them. Acknowledging their existence. Celebrating the fact that I'm fortunate enough to be a Mother. A bunch of flowers from a man I love means nothing. The gift of being a Mother is the only shit that matters tomorrow.

YAB entirely U.

unimaginativename13 Sat 05-Mar-16 22:12:20

Just cancelled Mother's Day dinner out as I'd think of a million things better to spend money on. Spending the day with DP and DS doing free stuff.

I don't even want £10 flowers, just a family day (DP works 6 days a week)

StickyToffeePuddingAndCustard Sat 05-Mar-16 22:12:48

Do you know for a fact that is what you've got or are you speculating?

TimeToMuskUp Sat 05-Mar-16 22:13:11

Sorry, op, I took so long posting you'd already been bollocked. Enjoy your Mothers Day.

WorthMoreThanThat Sat 05-Mar-16 22:13:57

My 6 year old is desperate to get me something while at his dad's today. His arsehole of a father has made it perfectly clear he will be getting him nothing to give me. He thinks it's a way to punish me when infact it just hurts ds. I'd be over the moon with some flowers picked out the garden just so my son didn't feel disappointed when he arrives home

StickyToffeePuddingAndCustard Sat 05-Mar-16 22:15:20

Oh Worthmore that is awful for your son.

OP glad you've got a grip of yourself.

roundtable Sat 05-Mar-16 22:16:31

Tbf if my Dh earned over £200k, I'd be a bit miffed at a £10 bunch of flowers unless you're on grand designs makes sense in my head

It depends if it's an oversight due to life getting in the way or if he's like that all the time I suppose.

Hope mothering Sunday is a good day for you. flowers

percythepenguin Sat 05-Mar-16 22:17:18

TimeToMuskUp - you just made me laugh out loud, last year DS managed to spill orange juice all over the bedside table AND the sheets (not White Company though!) and ate half my chocolate brioche!

coffeeinaredmug Sat 05-Mar-16 22:17:51

I bought my mum £10 flowers from Morrison. They are lovely and she was very pleased with them.

bornwithaplasticspoon Sat 05-Mar-16 22:19:56

My £1 bunch of daffodils that dd picked out for me today mean the world to me.

Alanna1 Sat 05-Mar-16 22:20:11

??? If you want different flowers why not just ask for them???? I also have a high family income and I'm quite happy with my flowers from Morrissons which my 2 year old loved choosing. Plus the single daffodil from nursery which I like more as such a happy flower and she was thrilled to give it to me, but I gather the cheapie darts weren't on sale today.

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