So as soon as any festivities approach we seem to get bombarded with gift guides – Christmas, Valentines and now Mother’s Day. While the guides are great and showcase some lovely stuff I can’t help but think do we really need lots of new things so we can enjoy our day? If you were expecting a gift guide then apologies you don’t have to read any further. Not that I would be much help unless you like your merch from Primark or George at Asda both of which I have extensive knowledge of.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not a kill joy and I’m not averse to receiving gifts. A present is a lovely thing but it seems that more and more we are buying things for things for the sake of it or because we feel pressured to because it’s a special occasion. It probably doesn’t help that we are skint and the roof needs fixing and the car needs an MOT and several other costly things are happening right now so gift buying is definitely not in the table. However Willow has made me a picture and potted me a little plant at nursery for Mother’s Day this year and the thought of her little fingers sticking bits of card and sploshing paint onto the paper and pushing the seed into the soil honestly means more to me than any gift ever could.
What I really want for Mother’s Day
Apart from my homemade masterpieces do you know what else I would really like this Mother’s Day? I would like a little lie in (although the clocks go forward on Sunday – how bloody rude of the universe for conspiring against the one day when it is mandatory for us to spend a little longer sleeping). I would like a big cup of strong hot coffee in bed while Willow watches Paw Patrol snuggled next to
me. I’d like a nice long soak in a hot bubble bath (solo -no splashy small child or floating Oopsie Daisy) and try out the face pack that has sat unopened on the bathroom shelf for the last six months (it’s probably gone off by now to be fair). I would like to take the day as it comes – no washing (of the clothes kind, I’ll splash a bit of water under my arm pits to mark the occasion), no cleaning, no thinking about the leaky roof and just be relaxed mummy.
It’s lovely to show people how much you care and buying gifts is one way to show this but for me, this year, it’s not about the stuff but my little family and the precious time we spend together.
If you do feel like you have space for another Mother’s Day gift guide then you must read this one from Fran at Whinge, Whinge, Wine I dare you not to laugh until a tiny bit of wee comes out!
What would you really like for Mother’s Day? Leave me a comment to let me know.