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AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 05-Mar-14 14:11:25

With Mother's Day coming up, here at MNHQ we want to find out what your experience is of Mother's Day with your family.

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MissHC Wed 05-Mar-14 14:15:16

Re question 4: it will be my first mother's day so DP hasn't had the chance yet to forget about it grin
There's no option for that though.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 05-Mar-14 14:20:35

Good point MissHC - have amended it now (fingers crossed for you!)

thornrose Wed 05-Mar-14 17:55:57

This should say open to Mners who have at least one child and a partner surely? I can't answer most of the questions as I don't have a partner!

CrewElla Wed 05-Mar-14 18:37:55

Q. 8 has a repeated answer, re giving you mum a card

Dwerf Wed 05-Mar-14 18:42:06

you've got "give (in person) card/gift" twice

DurhamDurham Wed 05-Mar-14 19:07:39

Done. smile

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 05-Mar-14 19:12:09

We like to keep you on your toes wink

and if no partner, you can tick no partner thornrose

thanks everyone so far!

DumDum32 Wed 05-Mar-14 19:17:39

Done & fingers crossed grin

MillyMoo1113 Wed 05-Mar-14 19:59:39


Pointeshoes Wed 05-Mar-14 21:19:20

All done smile

Wolfiefan Wed 05-Mar-14 21:47:21


Fairylea Wed 05-Mar-14 22:55:40

Done smile

acrabadabra Wed 05-Mar-14 23:38:23

Done. Though, and I might be a little lot sensitive about it, I didn't like the wording of "don't have a mother" as my own mum passed away fairly recently. Perhaps a rephrasing? Sorry sad

LizLemonOut Thu 06-Mar-14 05:48:23

done smile

SacreBlue Thu 06-Mar-14 07:43:43

hmm doing it on the iPad was not a great idea - presumably you can find my proper email addy from my username and not the garbled mess at the bottom of he survey that I noticed just after clicking submit grin

Jux Thu 06-Mar-14 08:51:44


BananaBeforeBed Thu 06-Mar-14 13:12:13


exexpat Thu 06-Mar-14 13:20:10


I wish there had been a question about how bothered you are about mother's day, so I could have answered 'not very much'.

I couldn't tick the 'don't celebrate mother's day' box because DD is very keen on crafty things so she usually makes me something, and DS succumbs to peer pressure and usually gets me a card or some chocolates, but really I think the whole think has been getting ridiculously overblown recently.

Windmillsinthesand Thu 06-Mar-14 13:35:17


Lemonylemon Thu 06-Mar-14 13:52:44


themoneyone Thu 06-Mar-14 14:09:38


WingDefence Thu 06-Mar-14 14:34:12


(Does it make a difference whether we comment 'done' or not?)

AtYourCervix Thu 06-Mar-14 19:00:59

I'm not going to get a look in this MOTHERING SUNDAY. It's DD and Mother in Laws birthdays.


Does Mothering Sunday no longer exist?

Ruby6918 Thu 06-Mar-14 19:04:32

hi i only received on box as well, the kids didnt like them and i found them a bit too sweet, the wee box and spoon r cute though but at two pounds for four i think they r too expensive, we gave up on the drum as we needed the two boxes for that so instead we made a mini jewelry box which worked out really well but depends on age of child, i have photos but dont know how to put them on but all in all they arnet really forus,

Ruby6918 Thu 06-Mar-14 19:05:24

ive posted on the wrong thread everyone sorry

NoelOfLorst Thu 06-Mar-14 19:06:24


mathsmum Thu 06-Mar-14 20:40:20

presume you mean mothering sunday (mid-lent, in march) not mothers' day (american invention, happens in may)

i hate the wretched day - bless dh, he sorts our gifts for the nans, neither of whom live near. real trouble is, i run our junior church. the lady who used to make posies for the femal half f the congregation has moved, so we seem to end up with one manky daffodil per lady, with me trying to 'do something' to make it look nicer - cards made by the sunday school - in itself much more trying than it used to be, as we are currently dominated by pre-schoolers who get very bored very quickly.

so whilst i'd love to be taken out, could i come home, have a glass of wine and a nap and then go out for a late lunch at 3-ish? (course i can't - how would that fit with anyone else's busy schedule of lie-ins, going to the gym and finishing that homework they'd been denying the existence of all weekend, and dh being grumpy cos his mum's upset him on the phone - as usual!)

thank you for letting me get that off my chest smile

SoulCakeDuck Thu 06-Mar-14 20:56:20

Done but agree that the 'not having a mother option' could be more sensitively worded. Both mine and my husbands mothers have passed away but neither of us would see it as not having a mother.

Alambil Thu 06-Mar-14 21:51:13

done - no option for "bought something by someone other than partner" situations though so I used "other"

Foxsticks Thu 06-Mar-14 21:57:38

Done, I'm another one who didn't like the wording in question 8. I answered other, my mum died 4 years ago, I still have a mum though, she's just not here.

Bibblebobbleparsnip Thu 06-Mar-14 23:06:08

Done (and good point re:Mothering Sunday- trying to get a card that says it is well nigh impossible & my own mum always comments...)

musicposy Fri 07-Mar-14 06:11:34

Question 3 I found very poor.
It asked if I reminded DH about mothers day.

I don't remind DH and I don't expect him to remember. I'm not his mother! Our girls are teens and it's up to them if they remember or not, and how.
There was no suitable answer. I ticked no and he sometimes forgets but it didn't really fit. There weren't any no answers except ones that talked about him forgetting or remembering. He remembers his own mother. That's not me. Valentine's day, birthdays, that's different. He's damn well expected to remember those!

WeAreSix Fri 07-Mar-14 06:18:21

I've moved up an age bracket sad

nerysw Sat 08-Mar-14 09:20:36

Done. Just hope I get something other than flowers this year. As nice as the thought is I'm not a flowers person and I really dislike having them around the house, waiting to throw them away.

SilveryMoon Sat 08-Mar-14 09:27:26

Done. I'm the same nerysw re the flowers. Dp got me some for valentine's day and they're still alive! I suspect he has been taking care of them blush

GreenShadow Sat 08-Mar-14 23:01:17

Agree about the flowers - I hate the amount of money a good bouquet costs (and am much happier with chocs). DH learnt quite quickly that it wasn't worth buying me flowers and he is more than happy to share the chocolates.

mathsmum Sun 09-Mar-14 16:10:03

oh - i forgot to say, i also have to put in overtime at school to organise a 'mothers day' (i know, i know) sale, as most of the dads cba to take their kids out to get as much as a card, let alone a little present (and for those who disliked Q8, this always includes at least a couple of items suitable for leaving on a grave)

is there a mothering sunday equivalent of 'bah, humbug!' ?

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 10-Mar-14 12:27:00

Thanks to all who completed the survey - apologies to anyone offended by one of the options.

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