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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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CoodleMoodle · 19/03/2023 08:14

DS4 came in and wished me a happy mother's day then went to get the card he'd made at school. He had to hide the picture because it was "too beautiful" for me to see straight away! He did some good handwriting inside and it's lovely.

DD9 came in a few minutes later and wished me the same, then went to get the card she made at Brownies, and told me she was sorry it had a tea bag inside (I don't drink tea), but that she'd decorated it with things I like. That was lovely as well.

Now I'm going for my Sunday run, then we're probably just going to chill for the rest of the day. Not bothered about special lunches or anything, normal dinner for us today. I think DH got me some flowers, which is nice.

I'll video call DM in a bit, I'm seeing her as normal tomorrow. DH will probably call MIL if she's around.

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MrsJBaptiste · 19/03/2023 08:15

@qwerty1972 Sadly, getting my car wash always makes a good Sunday for me too! (Took mine last week) 😁

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Taytocrisps · 19/03/2023 08:15

DD is with her Dad this weekend and she's working today. I'll see her this evening after she's finished work. I told her we'll celebrate the day at some stage with lunch out and the movie 'Dirty Dancing'. We've both seen it but not together.

I was up early to feed the cats and made my own cuppa.

I'm meeting my Dad and we're going out for a carvery lunch together like we do every fortnight.

Going to start on dinner shortly so DD will have something to eat after work and then we can have leftovers after work tomorrow. I'll listen to the radio while I cook.

I'm glad I still have my elderly Dad to go to lunch with and I'll have a nice day with DD when our work schedules allow for it. Will also think back to my childhood Mother's Day when we would celebrate with my Mam and Nana (who lived with us).

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TheRookie · 19/03/2023 08:16

I've just woken up. House is absolutely silent! So H, and kids must be out picking up breakfast and hopefully a bunch of flowers which will get unceremoniously chucked at me in bed by 4 yo πŸ˜‚ hoping I get my breakfast brought up to me and a coffee too πŸ‘ŒπŸ» going for afternoon tea later as well!

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BurntOutGirl · 19/03/2023 08:16

Had booked Toby Carvery for lunch with DM, DS and DC.... but DM is poorly with Covid so cancelled πŸ˜”

Instead, DS2 now has a rugby match for me to go and watch.

I know DS got their SM cards and gifts so I'm hoping they have me too.

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TheRookie · 19/03/2023 08:21

SarahAndQuack · 18/03/2023 23:35

That sounds very pleasant, but I wouldn't have said it is normal! It's lovely your family want to feel they're spoiling you, and it sounds like you have a really nice weekend routine.

I'm sorry but how is this not normal?! This is a very normal weekend for us, never mind a normal mother's day!

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SeaDee · 19/03/2023 08:23

Slow cooker beef going on and then dh and I are going to meet some friends for coffee and bacon rolls at the beach

Teens still in bed so I'll see them when we get home later

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RubiesAndRaindrops · 19/03/2023 08:23

I got a card & flowers (both chosen & bought for by DH). DC1 (6yrs) brought home a present organised by her school (raising money for the PTA, so we paid for it) but she wants to give it to her cousin- luckily I find this amusing πŸ˜†It was a cream tea so I've said no because we don't know when we'll see her and it'll go off. I'm not too fussed about mother's day but maybe that'll change as the kids get older. Have sent cards and flowers to both DM & DMIL and had foot prints done of DC1 & the baby for them too. I will otherwise just potter about but I rather like it!

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TheRookie · 19/03/2023 08:28

TheRookie · 19/03/2023 08:16

I've just woken up. House is absolutely silent! So H, and kids must be out picking up breakfast and hopefully a bunch of flowers which will get unceremoniously chucked at me in bed by 4 yo πŸ˜‚ hoping I get my breakfast brought up to me and a coffee too πŸ‘ŒπŸ» going for afternoon tea later as well!

Just had a text asking if I want McDonald's breakfast πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

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Lemonademoney · 19/03/2023 08:29

Ahh I think a low key one is lovely! I was presented with my homemade cards this morning and I love them

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VictorStrand · 19/03/2023 08:33

DC (13) asked me to drive him to town on Fri for 'no reason' but actually so he could buy me posh chocolates which I pretended not to see. Last night he ushered me upstairs with strict instructions to stay in my room so I'm guessing he decorated the kitchen table for me which is our family tradition on 'special' days.

He has said he is going to make dinner today and we'll probably go out for a walk at some point, play a board game, watch a film.

It's just over a year since I lost my own DM so I'll take some flowers to the cemetry either today or tomorrow.

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GinAndTony · 19/03/2023 08:36

VictorStrand · 19/03/2023 08:33

DC (13) asked me to drive him to town on Fri for 'no reason' but actually so he could buy me posh chocolates which I pretended not to see. Last night he ushered me upstairs with strict instructions to stay in my room so I'm guessing he decorated the kitchen table for me which is our family tradition on 'special' days.

He has said he is going to make dinner today and we'll probably go out for a walk at some point, play a board game, watch a film.

It's just over a year since I lost my own DM so I'll take some flowers to the cemetry either today or tomorrow.

Your son sounds absolutely lovely.

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wejammin · 19/03/2023 08:41

I've had cards, daffodils and gifts from the 3 DC - a pen with a reversible sequin heart topper and a pack of rainbow biros (love them!) and a bagel and tea in bed.
Best of all, my 11yo autistic son climbed in bed for a cuddle - he's not at all affectionate at the best of times so this was such a treat.
Going to finish my tea and then get up and wash my hair, then need to make some brownies and a potato salad with 8yo.
DH is taking 4 yo to a birthday party over lunch and then we're going to my mum and dad's for a walk on the beach and a picnic tea with the brownies, potato salad and a cake DC2 made and decorated yesterday. My sister is bringing the cheese and pate, and my 93 year old gran will also come round.
I feel very lucky.

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megletthesecond · 19/03/2023 08:45

I'm going for a run and then a litter pick. The house is a bombsite so that's the rest of my plan. Tea to cook later. DS did buy me some flowers yesterday but DD won't even acknowledge mothers day or birthdays.

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Batcountry8 · 19/03/2023 08:45

Offspring away at uni. Just opened beautiful card which makes up for any distance, gift etc...

Feel blessed to have an offspring.

Have dog for cuddles ☺️

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MargaretThursday · 19/03/2023 08:50

Dh is away.
Dd1 is teching for a local am dram group and will be out setting it up.
Dd2 has a singing exam
Ds is finishing his GCSE project that's due tomorrow.

I shall go to church and then take Dd2 to her exam then spend a couple of hours in undisturbed bliss!

I have told them that I'm claiming a weekend later in the year at my choice!

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BurntOutGirl · 19/03/2023 08:55

megletthesecond · 19/03/2023 08:45

I'm going for a run and then a litter pick. The house is a bombsite so that's the rest of my plan. Tea to cook later. DS did buy me some flowers yesterday but DD won't even acknowledge mothers day or birthdays.

Why doesn't she acknowledge them?

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BillyDeanisnotmylover · 19/03/2023 08:55

Well, rather inconveniently/conveniently, Mother’s Day falls very close to my dh’s birthday. So my parents and brother are coming over for lunch which will have my mum’s favourite starter, followed by dh’s fave main and end up with birthday cake. The kids have made me a tiktok with them both in it and dd has also hand drawn me a card featuring my favourite child, the dog.
I have five more mins in bed before I have to start preparing!!

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LolaSmiles · 19/03/2023 08:57

I can hear DC in the playroom not very subtly discussing what they're drawing for me as a surprise.
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VictorStrand · 19/03/2023 09:04

@GinAndTony awe your post made me tear up. He is lovely. I'm very lucky.

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VioletLemon · 19/03/2023 09:04

I'm enjoying a long lie, DH working, celebrated with adult DS yesterday, messages from other adult DSS & DD who are abroad. I'm in bed having tea, cat cuddled up. It's all good, I love the absence of pressure. In years gone by I would have been sad and a bit upset but now I just feel lucky my children are all healthy and I'm still here!

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megletthesecond · 19/03/2023 09:13

burnt she probably has autism. Bless her. High days and holidays aren't a thing for her.

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Skyeheather · 19/03/2023 09:15

When DP gets up, I will get a gift from DC (purchased by DP) and a card written by the older one. Older DS has made a card at school which I am pretending I don't know about. Younger DS made me a card at nursery but it wasn't written in as the glue didn't dry in time so I will get him to "sign" it later.

I have to have iron everyone's clothes for tomorrow, make lunch for today, make dinner for this evening and everyone's packed lunch for tomorrow. Everything else can wait until tomorrow while I enjoy an afternoon on the sofa.

I have told DC they need to be on their best behaviour all day!

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MsJuniper · 19/03/2023 09:17

It's lovely to read all these posts.

There has been clattering downstairs for a while which I believe is DS (10) cooking me breakfast with supervision from DH.

I was presented with a box of truffles and a bunch of roses a while ago along with some pictures made at after school club by DS and DD (4).

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merlotlover · 19/03/2023 09:17

Aw I'm remembering when they were little and coming home from school with a card or a paper flower and being so very careful and then I was banned from looking in their bag or going into the bedroom πŸ˜‚

We have four kids (three moved out) youngest is still in bed might see him at lunch time πŸ˜‚
Seeing everyone later for afternoon tea at ours
Furthest away child has sent me a card ❀️ and so has the dog πŸ˜† got a brew and those this morning off my fella first thing ❀️

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