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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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WonderingWanda · 19/03/2023 09:17

I've had a lovely day so far. Homemade card from youngest, shop bought from oldest flowers, chocolates and some smellies. Breakfast in bed assisted by dh. The sun is shining and we are off to my Mum's for lunch.


Staroftheweek45 · 19/03/2023 09:40

My 8 year old saw me this morning and suddenly remembered it was Mother’s Day. Ran in to the other room, drew me a card with a dancing chicken on it and slipped £10 from his piggy bank in the card and gave it to me 😄😄


SunshineLollipopsAndRainbows · 19/03/2023 09:46

As I put on another thread, DD14 hasn’t bothered at all ( again) apart from “ Happy Mothers Day by the way” as she was leaving the house for her regular morning walk. I’m going to see DM this afternoon to deliver a card & a plant in a jug. Looking forward to Chinese takeaway being delivered this evening.


Pinkplasticbathcup · 19/03/2023 09:56

Currently in the bath with my new bath oil, presented to me by my toddler staggering over with the heavy bag as I made coffee this morning. Cards (one I got on Thursday from nursery that was made) and flowers too. I’ve rung my mum and will be seeing her next Sunday for brunch.
We’ll go for a walk and get a coffee on the way then DP will make veggie sausage and mash for dinner. Happy day 😊


Awrite · 19/03/2023 10:03

Well, my teens have just surprised me with a homemade card. How lovely.


Jericha · 19/03/2023 10:37

Been wished happy Valentine's Day twice by my six year old
Homemade card that had come unglued which caused upset so we've glued it back on and popped it on the mantelpiece
Fuck off box of milk tray. I love milk tray
I'm wearing a "wonderful mummy" badge on my slightly sick tinged dressing gown
Take away of my choice later, ooosh


99problemsincludinghavingteenagedaughters · 19/03/2023 10:44

What a lovely thread…

I would consider my Mothers Day fairly low key but lovely.

Unfortunately DH is duty today (AF) but has got a late handover so is is currently in the kitchen rustling up brunch which I think involves smoked salmon and croissants.

He has also given me the best MD present ever and been over early to the ponies and poo picked both fields, after making me me a cup of tea in bed and I’ll take that over flowers any day!!

DD1 (16) was at a party/sleepover last night and messaged me at 1 minute past midnight to wish my a HMD which I thought was very sweet.

DD2 & 3 (11&14) were grudgingly up at 8.30 this morning and DH has already had a moan at them at the lack of effort.

I have pottered put a wash on and I think there will be flowers, cards, wine, a movie and Chinese later as I’ve told them the best MDP they could give me is the gift of a clean kitchen on Monday morning!!

Happy Mother’s Day to everyone hope it’s a kind and gentle day.


AnchorWHAT · 19/03/2023 11:33

I am contemplating wine as DH elderly parents are due shortly for lunch 😀. He is busy cooking in the kitchen and I am enjoying watching the washing gently blowing on the line with doors and windows open because it is a lovely day here. DS1 lives at the other end of the country but sent a card and rang earlier, DS2 is travelling south america but sent a card and they both clubbed together to buy me a teriyaki grill which i am looking forward to using.


LBOCS2 · 19/03/2023 11:48

Low key day here too, which is exactly as I'd hoped and wanted. Had a good, undisturbed, sleep until 10am as DH took DD2 to the park. Had breakfast in bed and a card, chocolates and flowers presented to me. Also had some surprise champagne which is very nice!

We're going to the Chinese supermarket this afternoon to buy frozen dim sum so we can gorge ourselves on that, and the DDs are being very lovely. Can't ask for more than that really.


reluctantbrit · 19/03/2023 11:57

Mother's Day does not features in our house (neither does Father's Day), gifts only during primary school years as they did them at school/childminder or bought them from the PTA.

Today was sorting out the damage from a leakage from our boiler. We woke up yesterday to puddle in the hallway where the water came from above, we don't have hot water so the kettle and hob are on to wash ourselves or washing up. At least we have heating.

DD's anxiety is sky high with the chaos in the house and she has Drama GCSE exam on Tuesday with a full dress rehearsal tomorrow. She also has a bruised foot and hobbles around. She feels the urge to self-harm again.

DH brought some cake for this afternoon.


ScabbyHorse · 19/03/2023 12:25

Ds made lunch and we're going to try and find somewhere to have a roast later on.


Judellie · 19/03/2023 19:43

Got my favourite chocolates from my lot, dd most organised - Caramac, Frys chocolate cream in the blue wrapper and even a lovely little bar of Choceur from Aldi plus a lovely little ornament.
Went to church as dh, dd and ds all have various jobs to do there, stayed briefly for a cup of tea afterwards as ds wanted to.
Came back and dumped stuff then went out for our walk to see the primroses - my favourite part of Mother's Day - then for our Sunday lunch somewhere we haven't been before which was absolutely lovely.
Then walked round the garden centre and bought honey, fudge and parsley - and a birthday card for my sister.
Returned home and did a few jobs in the house, then later on went to my mum's to leave my sister's present which I had forgotten to leave yesterday so had a cup of tea with her. Ds came with me and emptied her dishwasher for her, I think she thought that was the best present!

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