Some mothers day thoughts in todays’s guest post
Mother’s Day is just around the corner and it’s a well-earned opportunity for all us hardworking mums out there to make the most of (hopefully) being pampered and spoilt a little bit.
There really is nothing quite as touching as a homemade Mother’s Day card from your little ones with a drawing of what looks like a truck wearing a hat, but which you are assured is in fact Mummy. And who could fail to be touched by breakfast in bed, even if the toast is floppy and cold and there’s marmalade in the orange juice?
So put your feet up and enjoy the pampering while you can, because it doesn’t happen very often for us busy mums and dads. It’s your day, so make the most of it. You could spend the day doing something fun with your family. It doesn’t have to cost a huge amount; there are plenty of activities you can do which will cost very little but will still be great fun.
If you are lucky enough with the weather in March then the sun might well have his hat on, and you could go for a stroll around the local park, feed the ducks and then go for a coffee and cake in the local café. Or if the April showers have come early or we’re receiving some unseasonably chilly weather, why not visit the local art gallery and enjoy some culture for free?
Obviously there are some things which are not realistic to do with children of a certain age, but there are lots of public spaces such as art galleries with areas that cater for kids. Teenagers might not be interested in anything you want to do, but this is to be expected.
Photo Credit: Powazny
You can always take the opportunity to leave the kids with their grandparents if you have the option, and enjoy a day of purely adult company. I was told during a psychic reading online that I’d meet a tall, dark stranger on Mother’s Day. Perhaps it’ll just be the unusually tall child at my kid’s crèche but, hey, if a clairvoyance reading says it then I’m not taking any chances – the lippy is getting cracked out on Mothering Sunday for me this year! What will you do to mark the day?