Unless you have been living in a hole for the last month or are planning on being in trouble with your Mum on Sunday, you will know Mother’s Day is coming this weekend.
I’m hoping for a lie in, breakfast in bed and my girls to be complete angels all day. Yes, I will be dreaming. I may get treated a little but ultimately my girls will be my girls. A 3 year old and a 6 month old. They will need me, just as they do everyday and I am not expecting any miracles really. Don’t get me wrong, my hubby will try and I’m sure it will be nice but I have my head screwed on and my little nutter of a daughter is likely to be her usual self.
What inspired me to write this post was some hilarious posts I read on social media on previous Mother’s Days. A few Mum’s had stroppily taken to Facebook to rant about how awful their day had been. They had been treated to tantrums, unhappy kids and basically had a day of misery (or a flipping normal day if you ask me!). They had romanticised about lovely walks hand in hand in National Trust but instead they ended up carrying their toddler under one arm to the car with cake squashed in their especially curled hair. That nice family meal with a sneaky Prosecco had ended up with their toddler vomming on the table. I’m exaggerating a little but you get my drift.
Part of me felt a bit sorry for them but I mainly wanted to laugh a lot. How the heck do you explain to an 18 month old they need to behave as it’s Mummy’s special day? They want to climb on that table and no amount of pre-warning is going to stop them from having an epic tantrum when they don’t get what they want.
Wake up people. They are KIDS. They have zero clue. You’d be better off packing them off to Nanny’s and sending yourself off for a spa day if you want peace and quiet and that perfect day. But I guess that isn’t in the spirit of Mother’s Day really. A day to celebrate being a Mum and you farm the kids out to the first person who will have them. You don’t even get to open your card and if you are lucky, present, either. Sophie from Mama Mei’s beautiful girls always get cross that they don’t get anything and the cards they make for her Mum, they take back and claim are there’s! Ah fun and games.
Louise from Pink Pear Bear shared her story of her “perfect Mother’s Day”:
We went out for Mother’s Day a few years ago. My husband booked this lovely country pub. Which turned out to be more then a bit posh. We had a 3 and a 1 year old. They were not keen on the idea of sitting quietly and the whole place was hushed voices linen table cloths etc. My daughter hated the fancy food and very loudly stated it to many disapproving looks. The crowning moment though, was when my son, sensing the waiter approaching from behind managed to wrestle the spoon from me, and in the process flick a massive glob of bright green half chewed food at the wall. I was mortified as the waiter just watched it slide down slowly before raising a hint of an eyebrow and walking off. Worst of all was that as we left, we went out the back instead, which had an enormous sunny garden where the kids could have run about and a separate pub menu. I wish they’d told us! We’ve never been back unsurprisingly!
Oops. I think it’s probably more sensible to resort to a chippie tea then book a posh Mother’s Day meal with toddlers!
Ah, you may think I’m being a bit sceptical but I think more realistic. Kids will be kids and I’m sure they have the best intentions at heart as they make your card and help Daddy bring you breakfast in bed. But when I refuse to let my daughter get changed for the tenth time in one day I’m sure my special day will go out of the window!
Happy Mother’s Day lovelies!
Haha I have to admit I’m not that fussed about making mothers day special, especially at this age! I know hubs is planning a few things with Monkey as he is old enough to get it a little now, but I’m not daft. Breakfast in bed will either be accompanied by LM watching or playing on a phone, or they will all be downstairs but not sure I fancy sitting up there alone anyway. Mothers day is just another day with family but with a few treats thrown in I think. My birthday this year though I am planning a girly day where I get to have some time off from being mum! Xx
I gave up on Mother’s Day years ago, now I don’t get disappointed. But my kids always make me something even if it’s just a card or picture.
Haha, brilliant. You’re right. To kids it is just another day. I know my girls have made some cards in school which they’re super excited about giving me, but as you say, I still expect the usual tantrums! Thanks for linking up to #ThatFridayLinky
I am completely with you! They’re only little, we still need to be mums on Mother’s Day! As my two are a little older than yours, I will get the lie in and I know my daughter will be keen to give me a card and gifts, and I think that’s about it. But I’ll take it, and I’ll take extra cuddles. Thanks for sharing with #WotW x
hehehe! It gets better when they are older….My girls try to spoil me but sometimes go over the top.
I hope you have a fab day! #WotW
I have very low expectations of mothers day, especially since the clocks change at the weekend so my mythical lie in will be cut even shorter!! #wotw
I have low expectations, a bit like birthdays now I’m ancient 🙂 just another day… #thatfridaylinky
They will perform like trained seals as usual but as I am writing this they are playing nicely won’t last lol fab post sarah love your writing Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please
I’ve had a couple of Mothers’ Days where I think my expectations were a little too high for the kids (and my hubby) to have ever lived up too. I’m much wiser these days – just spending family time together is fine and going out for a posh meal is definitely never going to work. We ended up having my mother-in-law over and got a takeaway in – the kids could then get down from the table if they wanted and go and play without having to try and keep them “behaving well” – much nicer all around. As it turned out, I did get breakfast in bed though thanks to my hubby which was much appreciated but it was eaten while the girls were jumping all over me and trying to keep them from squashing the flowers that they’d presented me with! As you say though – kids will be kids and to expect them to be little angels all day on Mothers’ Day really isn’t going to happen! Hope you had a lovely Mothers’ Day though! 🙂 #WotW
Same sh*t different day lol. My day was nice, I had brekkie in bed and a meal with the grandparents but it was far from relaxing! Popping over from #ThatFridayLinky