For those of us who live in the UK and Ireland, and who are mothers, we will be celebrating Mother's Day on Sunday. I know some mummies who have been thinking about this day all month, looking forward to a day of pampering and treats. I also know some mums who aren't fussed about celebrating it and just want a cup of tea in bed.
For me, I'm somewhere in between. I don't need any fancy gifts. In fact, I'm known for never wanting gifts. I would like a lie-in (maybe til 10am, ooh), followed by a special breakfast (preferably pancakes or waffles) and a family outing. Maybe a cheeky afternoon nap later on. Nothing special, but would mean a lot to me. It is nice being made to feel appreciated.
I became a mum almost seven years ago. And almost three years ago, I became a mum of two. I then gave up my job and became a SAHM. This means that I don't dress as nicely as I used to. I do school runs, prepare constant snacks, moderate tantrums and sibling fracas and procrastinate about cleaning the house. So I appreciate a day in my honour. I love my children. I love my life. I don't need* gifts or flowers to feel like my children appreciate and love me. But mama fancies a lie-in.
*Please note that although I don't need gifts or flowers as thanks for my wonderful mothering, I would be happy to receive both.