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

Notquite Sun 10-Mar-13 12:57:03

I selected and paid for her to have a nice gift delivered yesterday. Sadly, due to tragic brain fail, I had it delivered to myself (200 miles away). I have made a couple of apologetic phone calls and seem to have entertained her at least. She got my card blush

The sad thing is, my brother is so hopeless that the bar is set very low in this family for being the attentive one, so I still seem to be the 'one who remembered'.

OzmaofOz Sun 10-Mar-13 13:00:23

I popped over for a cup of tea, took present and card. Spent a couple of hours chatting with dm,dd and db while the dc played.

Wolfiefan Sun 10-Mar-13 13:02:02

Card and meal last night. Took wine and food over. Laughed ourselves silly and called her today.

Trills Sun 10-Mar-13 13:02:03

Yes, YABU to start it here as you are not asking if you are being unreasonable.

I sent flowers and wine and a card, which all arrived yesterday. Mum is working today.

pixi2 Sun 10-Mar-13 13:02:37

Went round for breakfast and lunch. Took presents and cards. Dsis has invited her over for a roast dinner later and will pick her up. The real present was yesterday when I cleaned for her, including the bottom of the cooker.

Ledkr Sun 10-Mar-13 13:03:39

Dh is very good. He got me socks( I asked for)DVD flowers chocs and helps kids do brekkie in bed.
Last two years he got me diamonds.
Ex however got me nothing for 18 yrs and now ow moans on FB every occasion cos he gets her sod all!!
I'm off to ds soon for a lunch he's cooked!!

DuchessFanny Sun 10-Mar-13 13:04:46

I sent flowers and card to my Mother, and nothing to the stepmonster, as she is a complete and utter caaaah

stickyg Sun 10-Mar-13 13:05:44

My fab mum is working today but i had sent her pressie and card over in plenty time. She just got cash from me as i know she is saving like mad for her holiday and she doesnt really need anything. And i got her a yankee candle, chocolates, a mug and pjs from my daughter.

Will be going over to see her tomorrow though and taking her out for lunch xx

FiveGoMadInDorset Sun 10-Mar-13 13:06:26

She is on holiday, in South Africa for 4 weeks.

TroublesomeEx Sun 10-Mar-13 13:06:35

Absolutely nothing. smile

Sent my MIL a lovely card which made her cry (apparently) and I'm taking her out for dinner next week.

teatrolley Sun 10-Mar-13 13:07:50

Card, flowers and book.

Charliefox Sun 10-Mar-13 13:10:08

Flowers, new shoes and baked her a cake!

Startail Sun 10-Mar-13 13:10:47

Sent her some flowers (yesterday as I'm a cheapskate and refused to pay £3 extra. Also Mum lives in darkest Wales, I strongly suspect she would get the same flowers a day older, I can't see there being weekend deliveries).

Will now set an alarm to ring her this evening.

Went to church this morning, so DH will have remembered his DM (for whom church was very important) in his own quiet way.

TwllBach Sun 10-Mar-13 13:11:38

Flowers that I'm not sure she got, but I did drive 300 miles to see her and take her out for dinner with DB and then drive the 300 miles back the next day, so I'm hoping that makes up for it! I haven't seen her since her birthday, summer last year.

diddl Sun 10-Mar-13 13:18:30

No phone call,OP, just a text??

CocacolaMum Sun 10-Mar-13 13:22:31

That's right diddl and tbh given the recent history of the past few months (a portion of which is that I am 99% sure that she stole money from my son at my home) trust me when I say that she is very fortunate to have received that..

anewyear Sun 10-Mar-13 13:22:59

Saw my Mum yesterday, we had a cream tea at lunchtime.
I gave her a card, a silver bangle, some flowers and a cupcake I made in a presentation box.
MIL recieved a card, flowers and a cup cake in a presentation card which I brought on Husbands behalf, He gave her some money.

He (husband) couldnt be bothered to take our boys (11 & 14) out last weekend, He gave them £40 bettween them yesterday and they brought me a £2 flower 'pot' each, whilst shopping in Tesco, No card from either of them.
And yes I know its the thought that counts, but if I hadnt of taken them I prob'ley wouldnt have got anything.

diddl Sun 10-Mar-13 13:25:37

OK-that's me told!

I guess if I didn't think that my Mum deserved a phone call then I wouldn't bother at all.

Awizardsstaffhasaknobontheend Sun 10-Mar-13 13:28:26

We went over to my mums for lunch and took cards and gifts and SHE crept into my house at 6am to drop off the basket of flowers for my DD to give to me (single parent).
She really is great!

CocacolaMum Sun 10-Mar-13 13:28:37

lol sorry that did sound a little bit short x I would probably have called but she NEVER picks up her phone so didn't see the point. At least with a text I knew she would get it.

CocacolaMum Sun 10-Mar-13 13:29:47

awizard, that's such a lovely thing for her to do.

NormaStanleyFletcher Sun 10-Mar-13 13:31:39

My mum died three weeks ago. I have been remembering her with love smile

scrablet Sun 10-Mar-13 13:34:20

Nothing. She died 14 years ago. Still love her tho' so does remembering count?

SkinnybitchWannabe Sun 10-Mar-13 13:34:49

I am in the process of cooking my Mum and rest of my family a big Mothers Day meal..db is bringing cakes!

GirlOutNumbered Sun 10-Mar-13 13:35:00

Orla keily vase with some flowers from me and a cushion saying 'I love grandma' from the DCs. Plus cards, am seeing her tomorrow.

Bertrude Sun 10-Mar-13 13:35:41

Ordered flowers, champagne and chocolates for delivery today from waitrose. She emailed me a pic and seems happy.

NormaStanleyFletcher Sun 10-Mar-13 13:36:04

I think it does scrablet

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Sun 10-Mar-13 13:37:04

So sorry to hear about your mum Norma thanks

I sent my mum a card and rang her this morning. I really wish I could go and see her but we can't afford to. She did come to visit last weekend and I made a lovely roast dinner and waited on her, so I suppose that makes up for it.

My sister is taking her out this afternoon

NormaStanleyFletcher Sun 10-Mar-13 13:42:12

Thanks Ariel. smile might starty own thread rather than dragging this one down.

HotPinkWeaselWearingLederhosen Sun 10-Mar-13 13:43:12

Saw MiL yesterday. Bought her a new fancy lighter watering can for her patio pots, and the dcs bought her flowers.

Dropped in on my mum today. The dcs bought her a wee tine saying Grandma on it with bubble bath and jelly beans in and I got her some flowers.

I have also knocked on my lovely next door neighbours door and ran away leaving a bunch of flowers for her which I have have signed for from her dog blush

Jux Sun 10-Mar-13 13:43:16

My mum's dead. MIL, well, I doubt dh has done anything. His reason will be that she won't remember, she won't be aware what day it is, so there's no point. I agree with the two first statements, but disagree with the last. As far as I can see, it's another excuse for him not to bother.

HotPinkWeaselWearingLederhosen Sun 10-Mar-13 13:44:25

Aaaaw Norma, start a thread if you need to, but today is a day to remember the nice things even though it hurts ((hugs)) you won't bring anyone down thanks

Still18atheart Sun 10-Mar-13 13:45:44

Sent mum a card. Got dad to get pick up some flowers and .... a tree.

Sent her a text this morning and going to ring her later.

QuickLookBusy Sun 10-Mar-13 13:48:52

My mum was invited here for the weekend but she wanted to spend it with her mum, who is 92 and in a

I usually give her flowers but this year she has requested a tub of spring bulbs and plants which I will give to her when I see her in a couple of weeks.

PIL are on their way now. We are eating at 3 (as they do church etc in the morning). DDs are cooking at the moment and I'm sat by the fire.

Sent her an email (she is travelling round South America).

maddening Sun 10-Mar-13 13:53:32

We did ours yesterday - trip to the zoo with her DDs and dgc and her dsis and dniece and dnephew.

I got her a big bunch of flowers and chocs (decided to go down the classic mothers day pressy route).

MrsHoarder Sun 10-Mar-13 14:04:27

I rang her up and she sounded all neglected. Fortunately when DB overheard who she was talking to he remembered that I'd given him a gift bag (chocs and a card) to keep hidden as they live 200 miles away and she was much happier after that.

saintmerryweather Sun 10-Mar-13 14:07:41

I was going to take my mum and dad out for dinner tonight but i am now quite ill so have had to cancel, will rearrange for another day

hiddenhome Sun 10-Mar-13 14:14:15

I resisted the urge to go round to her house and choke the living crap out of her, so she remains safe and well inside her house.....alone, because she's a vile person smile

LadyPessaryPam Sun 10-Mar-13 14:38:52

Mines been dead for last 23 years so not much I'm afraid sad

DeepRedBetty Sun 10-Mar-13 14:43:27

thanks for everyone who's missing their mum today.

Samu2 Sun 10-Mar-13 14:46:43

I bought her a kindle and flowers.

I never spend much on MD usually, but she has been especially amazing this year so I wanted to spoil her and had been planning it for a while.

She was very happy.

quoteunquote Sun 10-Mar-13 14:47:09

Nothing, she died twenty odd years ago.

Best mum in the world.

ChestyNut Sun 10-Mar-13 14:56:15

thanks for all of you who are missing their mums.

Slippers and a top Mothers Day tradition, have just dyed her hair for her and cooking a meal later.

Snoopingforsoup Sun 10-Mar-13 15:07:49

YABU - my Mother is dead.
How is your question related to AIBU?

Iaintdunnuffink Sun 10-Mar-13 15:12:29

She's on a month long holiday on the other side of the world, she got a FB message!

Herecomesbod Sun 10-Mar-13 15:12:30

thanks for all those missing their mums.

Sent flowers to DM and DMIL. Helped DD to make cards for them. Have organised a meal for all of us at DM's favourite restaurant for a few weeks time as she's been busy today. Will call her later when I know she's home just to say 'Hi'. We don't always see eye to eye but she's a fab mum and an amazing grandmother.

Pandemoniaa Sun 10-Mar-13 15:13:53

I've been remembering her.

QOD Sun 10-Mar-13 15:21:15

Took her out with dsis yesterday for Nandos and cinema, today is MY day!

Except I've just got in from work .... Booooo!!

Got two bottles of vino, a card and a cuppa though grin

likesnowflakesinanocean Sun 10-Mar-13 15:24:54

teetering between remembering ans crying. 4 months without mum seems an awful long time. so many flowers at the grave though, its nice she is so missed

iamabadger Sun 10-Mar-13 15:34:10

Love all these Mums who are off gallivanting around the world! Making up for all the years of soggy toast and wilted daffodils on bed no doubt grin

FreudiansSlipper Sun 10-Mar-13 15:40:16

my mum is coming over here to cook for us as i have been up most of the last 2 nights with ds

we are having a nana day in a few weeks time she does have a card and present for today though

MechanicalTheatre Sun 10-Mar-13 15:44:11

Sorry and hugs to all those who are missing their mum today.

I sent a card which she got yesterday and am currently frantically refreshing a delivery tracking site to see if the flowers I ordered have been delivered. TENSE.

wordfactory Sun 10-Mar-13 15:45:32

I sent her a card and book of poetry.

Can't visit today as DC had commitments.

I bought my mum a card and a plant which she can have inside for a while, then plant in the garden: it's what she always wants on Mother's Day. Also bought small bunches of daffs for both mine and DHs mums which I wrapped in tissue paper from the kids. Have also made a sticky toffee pudding. We're at mums now and she's cooking dinner (I did offer) and my sister is coming round later, too.

careergirl Sun 10-Mar-13 15:49:39

My mum died nearly two years ago. Just popped in the local tesco as wanted some flowers to put on her grave. All the bouquets had thanks mum on mother's day stamped on them - not appropriate for what I wanted. hmm Anyway found some "plain" ones to take up.

Moominsarehippos Sun 10-Mar-13 15:57:57

Sadly, no mum for me for almost 6 years now. I planted some chilli seeds (which we'd dried) for gramdma with DS. He sniggered when I scratched my eye (owy), then picked his nose (very owy). We looked delightful!

Pinkdaisy4 Sun 10-Mar-13 16:00:42

Ds and I popped over for tea and cake. Gave mine a lovely card and toddler ds made one for her at nursery.
No overpriced flowers exchanged though smile

StoicButStressed Sun 10-Mar-13 16:21:25

NormaStanley Hugs to you. Unbelievably (in every sense... as still can't quite believe it) my Mumma also died 3 weeks ago. 3 weeks ago today to be precise.

THIS - - is my Mother's Day gift to her, as I know all she would want to do is help others, so that's what I'm trying to do, so please feel free go say hi to her and see the pics of the very 'her' things I made sure she had for her funeral. Focussing on trying to achieve HER gift to others is the SOLE thing getting me through todaysad.

But am in an agony words cannot describe.

And THIS was my eldest son's last gift to her, is just beautiful. He sang it with his acoustic guitar at her funeral on Tuesday and this is it:

Is horrendous beyond words and my heart goes out to anyone for whom today hurts like hell. xxxx

CMP69 Sun 10-Mar-13 16:23:38

A card which may be late (bad daughter blush ), a FB message this morning and a Skype from me and DS, she lives in spain, but told her we have booked flights for may half term, which will please her more than any present, as we haven't seen her since Chrimbo!

Blankiefan Sun 10-Mar-13 16:28:13

I had her and MIL over for lunch today and am taking mum out tomorrow for a girlie day of lunch, manicures & cinema. The best bit though, was getting to tell her that I'm pregnant with my first. grin

havingamadmoment Sun 10-Mar-13 16:28:20

Dh went round to his mums with some flowers and a photograph we had printed (I was going to go but ended up staying with the kids in the house). My mum died 12 years ago but I gave her a little thought this morning when I woke up and then got on with the day with my kids. They gave me flowers, chocolates and a lie in (well i get one every sunday and dh gets one saturday!)

timidviper Sun 10-Mar-13 16:44:08

I have sent her a mug, a nice nailfile and some handcream. Will visit and take her out for lunch some day soon

ZumbaZara Sun 10-Mar-13 16:54:09

I am working today so lovely DH has driven all round the country to go to his mum then mine to deliver a card a beautiful olive wood chopping board and a very sofy hug as she is ill.

Eastpoint Sun 10-Mar-13 16:58:44

Nothing as she's dead.

I find some of the marketing emails I receive rather upsetting as the assumption is everyone has a mother for whom they need to buy gifts. If my mother had died 3 weeks ago - very sorry for your loss Norma I would find it very tough.

We sent MIL flowers which she received yesterday.

digerd Sun 10-Mar-13 17:04:36

My mum died in 1996. But we didn't do the celebrating stuff except for Xmas and Easter. Never knew when mum and dad had birthdays or wedding anniversaries when we were young as they couldn't afford to celebrate.

HSMMaCM Sun 10-Mar-13 17:07:58

I sent mine a photo collage with a central picture of her and me at my graduation.

My poor DH no longer has his mother with him, so I have tried to be sensitive to that.

My treat from DD was to take her to a dance exhibition smile

NormaStanleyFletcher Sun 10-Mar-13 17:11:25

Hi stoic. My mum died 3 weeks ago tomorrow. We also have a page in her memory.

Unmumsnetty hugs to you and yours.

Mum2Luke Sun 10-Mar-13 17:47:31

If my Mum lived closer I would be able to pop in but she lives an hour away and I just cannot afford to 'pop over' for a coffee sad

I did arrange for flowers and chocs to be sent but it just doesn't feel the same as being able to see her more often.

I hope when my older two have kids they remember this and maybe live near but they have to go where the jobs are these days

Went and had a cup of tea with my mum and nan earlier, was very nice smile
Bought my mum a DVD set, chocolates and some nice moisturiser, and got my nan a cute photo frame and some hand cream that smells of strawberry milkshake- I would have got her chocolates too, but she received about 4 tonnes of them from my mum and I thought it might be overkill!
I wish I could spoil them more, but I am poor sadgrin they seemed to be pleased though!

My Mum died when I was young, so have been thinking of her today, best Mum ever and I so wish she could see me as a mother. I look at my daughter who is now 18 and she looks so much like my Mum its scary, but lovely as well as I think she carries on somehow in a strange way.

curryeater Sun 10-Mar-13 17:59:52

sent my mum a card and chocolates to her holiday cottage - was feeling smug that I had sent them to the right place as I noted it when she was telling me the dates she was away, but then she sent me a defensive text when they arrived saying "I just wanted to let you know where we were, not dropping hints" and I KNOW GODDAMN IT! SHE WAS NOT DROPPING HINTS, the least acquisitive person in the world, of all the things that drive me NUTS, NEVER that, just wanted to be nice and send a card to the right place on the right day AGH!!!

Portofino Sun 10-Mar-13 18:10:26

My mum died when I was little but I have sent my Nan a card and some flowers. Tis not Mothers Day in Belgium til May, but dd made me a little pressie at Brownies which made me blub a little.

LeonieDeSainteVire Sun 10-Mar-13 18:18:55

My mum also died over 20 years ago. I have missed and loved her today as I have every day since she died. She was just the best, if I can be half the mother she was my DC will be ok smile

It's lovely to read of the mums being loved and cherished on here and for those who have newly (and not so newly) lost theirs I hope today hasn't been too hard thanks

StoicButStressed Sun 10-Mar-13 18:19:14

Norma She looks beautiful, I am so sorry for your loss xxx
Can you post the text donation code for her page please? Stoic x

LadyLech Sun 10-Mar-13 18:22:50

My mum came over for lunch. We had raclette (no cooking involved!) and I bought her a spa day (joint with my brother). My daughters bought her some flowers.

I took my nan some flowers and a card when I went to see her this morning.

Norma, so sorry. Cruel disease, have visited the page.

MadameJosephine Sun 10-Mar-13 18:49:41

I had a lovely portrait taken of my children and gave it to her in a frame together with some flowers and chocs. Believe me it was not an easy task, DS is almost 17 and did not want his photograph taken but in the end I even managed to get him to put a nice shirt on and smile for the camera

MNetBlackpoolLE Sun 10-Mar-13 18:55:09

I got her a les miserables necklace.
dc got her a cake pop, and a mothers day bag with a candle and heart chocolates.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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 ;)

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 19:43:14

Spellcheck!! Sorry...

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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...

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.

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

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.

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.

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 !

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.

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. :-\

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.

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.

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?!

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

Especially if you 'feed' with brandy.

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