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Mother's day when it's just you?

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Nikitasol Fri 24-Mar-17 08:59:58

So it's mothers day this Sunday. I used to be really unbothered about the whole thing but now I'm a newly single mum for some reason it suddenly feels important. The thing is that my 3 year old isn't going to nip to the garage for a bunch of flowers so I'll guess it'll just be hectic parenting day number 7 this week. Is there anything I can do or something you do to sort of make yourself feel special on the day --even though it's a load of consumer cobbles of course

MasteroftheGame Fri 24-Mar-17 09:18:12

Can you go out for a nice meal with DD, TGIs or something like that?
I'd buy myself flowers to be honest, 'because I'm worth it!' winkgrin
Let DD choose them.

Bluebell9 Fri 24-Mar-17 09:33:36

Could you take your LO to the shop and let them pick you something?

Bluebell9 Fri 24-Mar-17 09:34:38

Or bake cupcakes or something like that. Then your LO could decorate one especially for you.

RueDeDay Fri 24-Mar-17 09:37:56

I'm going out for afternoon tea with DD. I used to 'help' her make a card for me when she was that age... Now she's at school, I find she's tends to come home with something from there already.

Stilllivinginazoo Fri 24-Mar-17 09:39:45

I gotine at that age decorate a strip of paper.we then stuck it round a jsm/coffee jar and bought daffs to put in it.if you have a garden maybe some primroses?
As they got bigger(youngest now 9) they now love be given a few £s each and we wander round Morrison's do bit shop I say I like this/that.As I pay they scatter excitedly picking some of the options.they then pay and wrap it in a carrier bag to be lovingly presented when we get home.last year I got a cyclamen,chocolate and a book!grin

RueDeDay Fri 24-Mar-17 09:40:20

Just to add I think it's really important to do something, even if it's just something small, to mark the day. It's giving the kids a way of saying thanks, and it's also making sure that they know you have value to yourself, that you feel what you do for them is special and important.

Lindy2 Fri 24-Mar-17 09:53:58

You can still make the day special but obviously you'll have to do it for your 3 year old. It will be just me and my children this Sunday (not a single mum but DH is away). We're going out for brunch and then we'll go to a shop where they can choose me some flowers. They are a bit older so have made cards etc at school.
I know it's not the same as having someone make a fuss of you but it can still be a nice day that you both enjoy.
I'm a bit self concious of being on my own at the brunch as I'm sure there will be lots of larger families there, but I'm still looking forward to it.

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