Mums. They deserve a medal. As the family’s primary caregivers, they spend endless days elbows deep in poop and vomit, wiping dirty bottoms, preventing finger-in-socket electrocutions and countless toy/Malteser/cat litter chocking incidents. Nights, meanwhile are spent sleeplessly attempting to quell the unrelenting screams of upset infants.
Mums are heroes
Mothers are the unsung, sleep deprived, multi-tasking heroes of the family. Who else can simultaneously cook dinner, arrange transport logistics for tomorrow’s sports day, and wash three loads of laundry all the while watching over their beautifully well behaved/marauding horde of children?
We think mums deserve recognition for all the all the sacrifices they make, all the nappies they change, all the sleep they miss out on, and all the love they give to others. So, with Mother’s Day fast approaching, we wanted to find out what are the key elements that create the perfect Mother’s Day. We asked several busy mums who run parenting blogs what made their perfect Mother’s Day. It seems there’s a consensus among mums. Breakfast in bed and no chores or cooking for the day. A full day off, with a home-made card and time spent together as a family.
The Brick Castle
As Jenny Leonard from The Brick Castle puts it, “I’ve been a parent with children under 10 now for the last 24 years. I have always said that I want the same thing for Mother’s Day, and that is a day off. A genuine day off. Not a day that I have to catch up on the following day. Not a day where I get a couple of hours off and then find myself loading the dishwasher. A genuine day off where everything is done for me.”
Nine to Three Thirty
Erica Price from Nine to Three Thirty meanwhile prefers to be pampered; “I want to feel a bit spoilt and for me the best way of that happening is to have a bit of time off from childcare and the housework. A lie-in with someone else doing the early morning childcare would be a good start and if that was followed up by breakfast in bed so much the better. A day without any cooking and washing up would be a real bonus.”
Verily Victoria Vocalises
Victoria Welton from Verily Victoria Vocalises values family time above all else; “To me, the perfect Mother’s Day is being woken up by my children with breakfast in bed and homemade cards. Then spending the day doing something – anything – together. So long as I am with my family, then I am happy.”
Finally Becky O’Haire from Cuddle Fairy says “A perfect Mother’s Day for me would be having my family all together – doing anything that’s relaxing and fun & doesn’t involve me cooking dinner. lol I always enjoy homemade cards and hugs from the kids and playing a few board games. A relaxed family day is the best day for me.”