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My low key (aka normal) mother's day will include...

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SnowyGiveAway · 18/03/2023 21:16

Coffee in bed (child will have no part in this)
A card and paper flower made in school (this has already been described to me in great detail, including the bits the teacher did)
A long lie in while DH takes DS to football (get in. Unfortunately it's a home match so they'll be home by lunch 😁).
Sandwiches, which I'll make
Possibly a walk or some garden time
DH will cook a spicy curry to help me clear my cold.
DS will eat rice, poppadoms and fish fingers
I will have the wine and chocolates that were purchased after football, presented with great fanfare as being my favourites. They will not be my favourites, but hey, wine and chocolate.
I will call my mum

That's it! I'm very lucky to expect and enjoy such a drama free, easy day. Hope others get the same.

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SnowyGiveAway · 18/03/2023 21:43

@bringonyourwreckingball sounds like you have wonderful kids and a lot of love and strength in your life. I hope you have a really nice day tomorrow

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babynoname22 · 18/03/2023 21:43

DH will get up with DC (2 and 6 months) I'll have lay in. Open card (there's a moon pig one addressed to DH on side) voucher for a massage (he asked me who I usually go to) then I'm cooking dinner for my family which will be lovely. See my mum and sis and her family. Kids play together. If it stops raining trip to the park.


SnowyGiveAway · 18/03/2023 21:44

@mynameiscalypso 😁😁😁

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BusySittingDown · 18/03/2023 21:45

My DD2 has told me that she's excited for tomorrow so I'm assuming that she's got me chocolates or some sort of snack that she's hoping I'll share! 😂


SnowyGiveAway · 18/03/2023 21:45

redspottedmug · 18/03/2023 21:32

One of my DC is coming home from uni for Easter, perfect Flowers

Indeed! The best gift of all!

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SnowyGiveAway · 18/03/2023 21:51

Aww, lovely to hear so many women looking forward to their low-key but still nice plans.

Enjoy the ironing, dentists, yoga, lie ins, adult children who may or may not remember, tea in bed, wonky crafts, crappy chocolate, take out and meals out, sisters and mums, ex husbands who are still decent and children who truly love you even if they forget to tell you so!

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AdaColeman · 18/03/2023 21:53

DS has sent me a card, I'm saving it to open tomorrow, my lovely DinL has sent me some pretty flowers which arrived today, so all fab there.
Tomorrow, I'll have a lazy day, with maybe a FaceTime cocktail & chat with them in the evening. A Good Day!


Dragonsandcats · 18/03/2023 21:54

mynameiscalypso · 18/03/2023 21:25

DS brought his Mother's Day present and card home from nursery on Friday. He was clearly 100% phoning it in. He deigned to stick one sticker on the card and put one blob of paint on a plant pot. I can just imagine the staff cajoling him to do it until he finally gave in, did the least possible he could get away with and then went back to playing with cars.

😂😂 that would have been my ds too! Am sure he loves you lots.


YesILikeItToo · 18/03/2023 21:57

I usually try to visit my mum, but tomorrow I’ve entered a race in the local hills, so I’ve downgraded her to a posted gift. She’s called already to say that she’s already read the book I sent, so the drama’s done with and tomorrow will be very low key, as dd is with her father just now. If it’s nice weather, will be an amazing day.


anerki101 · 18/03/2023 21:57

I've got an ear infection. DS has got me something which he'll give me in the morning but he's more excited about going to see my DM. We'll pop to hers with some flowers. Then I'll come home and go back to bed with hot water bottle over my ear and call the GP first thing Monday for some ABs!


AuntieStella · 18/03/2023 21:58

DD is taking me out to dinner

Not sure what the DSes will do (I hope they remember!)

I'm planning on treating myself to a long run (actually, it won't be properly long, as I'm not very fit right now, but longer then usual)

I've arranged flowers for my DMum (DBro will be with her) and will call her after lunch.

What probably won't happen, unfortunately, is a bunch of daffs


riotlady · 18/03/2023 22:01

I’ve told DH I’m having a lie-in tomorrow but will inevitably be disrupted at some point by DD who will need a cuddle or to tell me something “really important” like the fact that she’s seen a bus. Then I’m off to church and braving a National Trust visit in the afternoon, fingers crossed for minimum whining.

DH is going to cook me some braised steak for tea and then we’ll watch Happy Valley. There’s an Amazon parcel that I’m not allowed to open so looks like I’m getting some sort of present (probably not wrapped) and DD has made me a card at school. Going to be a good day! :)


Decafflatteplease · 18/03/2023 22:01

Aww what a lovely thread!

Simple pleasures here tomorrow, a lie in and cup of tea in bed, DC have made me cards last week at Sunday school while I pretended not to see, difficult when I help at aforementioned Sunday school 😂

My teens slipped out this afternoon to buy me some daffs (the perfect present) and chocolates, again I pretended not to see!

Church in the morning then probably a little park trip or maybe just a garden afternoon, got a few family garden projects to be getting on with.

Roast chicken for dinner but all ready prepped courtesy of m and s!

All in all should be a simple cosy lovely day!


lucysmam · 18/03/2023 22:04

I'll probably be up first, make my own brew, and enjoy it in silence. I'm still under the weather so might curl up on the sofa for a nap.

The girls will eventually deliver cards (these are currently unwritten, and sat on the bookshelf in the room I'm in 🤣). I had to hand over my card & wait outside the shop today while they picked.

They've bought me a present too - hopefully the pricey-ish yarn & pattern I've been eyeing up - if not it'll be something I like, they usually do well with gifts (I'm easily pleased).

I'll iron and do a wash, probably think about food at some point but am going with eating what I fancy, when I fancy, atm because meal times seem to result in me being sick 🤢

I plan to spend a lot of the day crocheting and snoozing, and wondering if their dad will nip to Asda for fruit for the week.


bringonyourwreckingball · 18/03/2023 22:04

@SnowyGiveAway absolutely - my kids are my gift, they keep me going every day with their positivity and humour. Tomorrow will probably be chaos but it will be full of love.


LolaSmiles · 18/03/2023 22:05

Aww what a lovely thread!
I agree. It's making me smile reading it.

I also really appreciate the OP's '(normal)' in the thread title too.

Here's some 🌷🌷🌷to those of us looking forward to a low key day tomorrow.


WomensLandArmy · 18/03/2023 22:09

My mum is ill with d & v and I am on crutches. Think we are just going to bin it off this year! I have a card and flowers for her. My kids will probably have a card for me. We were all going for a coast walk and fish and chips. Postponed!


colette1970 · 18/03/2023 22:10

My wish was no washing tomorrow daughters have washed and dried all today no washing tomorrow also pooled their money for a takeaway and ordered for delivery at 6 pm tomorrow so no cooking washing etc for me x.


thedogsmum · 18/03/2023 22:12

We're going to the cinema and then out for pizza, I usually get flowers and chocolates in the morning. It's always a lovely chill day.


Verylongtime · 18/03/2023 22:13

I am at work all day tomorrow. DH is away visiting his sister. He did bake me a cake for tomorrow, but we’ve already had a slice.


Poblano · 18/03/2023 22:15

DS1 and DS2 are away at university. DD, who is still at home, is working tomorrow. She waits tables at a restaurant so will be serving roast dinner to other people's mothers.

They bought me flowers, which I had today. A lovely bouquet of spring flowers - tulips, daffodils and hyacinths amongst others. I imagine a card will appear tomorrow.

I took my DM out for coffee today and gave her flowers and a card. We will visit DMIL tomorrow afternoon, she is currently in hospital with a broken hip. No flowers for her this year as they aren't allowed on the ward.

I'm going to enjoy the peace and quiet to be honest - make myself a nice breakfast and read the papers then go to church.


QueenCoconut · 18/03/2023 22:17

We are going for a walk and then doing some gardening together with DC.
I feel very loved as they offered to spend the day doing something they know I enjoy.
I asked DH not to buy anything.


bookworm14 · 18/03/2023 22:20

I’m taking a 7-year-old and a 9-year-old to the Harry Potter Studio Tour (booked by my friend months ago without checking the date). Happy Mothers’ Day to me! Grin


DrMeredithGrey2023 · 18/03/2023 22:21

*Lie in
*Cuppa in bed, whilst my girls give me my card and a token gift (they absolutely love 'days' and will be so pleased with making a fuss of me whilst I prop myself up in bed.
*Croissants for brekkie (planned by me, as my eldest asked for them last week)
*I'm hoping the girls will agree to a nice, long dog walk, but if not I'll be just as happy taking him alone and listening to a podcast
*making homemade pizza for dinner

I should squeeze in a visit to the crem to see my mum, but I couldn't find anything nice in the garden centre the other day and supermarkets/flowers shops are a no go for me the day before/mothers day - I learnt that the hard way. I don't think she'll mind if I wait a few days.


WedonttalkaboutMaureen · 18/03/2023 22:23

Lie in, pub lunch, do nothing afterwards hopefully.

DC is busy teen, not expecting much but hopefully a card and chocs.

Love a lazy Sunday.

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