administrator 7 May 2013
With Mother’s Day this Sunday 12 May I thought it fitting this week that I write this blog as a mum.It only takes a quick glance around the school yard to find that all mums are different – there are sporty mums, crafty mums, laid back mums and mums (like me) who live in a blissfully blind panic trying to keep up with their kids.
However, for all the dads and kids out there trying to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift, I can tell you there are some gifts which would suit almost all mums.
1. Any gift that promotes peace and quiet – Mums with children still at home seem to be constantly followed by raucous noise, and as lovely as this can be (i.e. they never feel lonely), an hour of uninterrupted solitude would probably be pretty highly regarded. An hour to sit back, read a book and have a cup of tea may be just the gift to show mum how much you care.
2. Any gift that promotes pampering and relaxation – What mum would sniff her nose at a little ‘me time’? Leading on from the last point this might be in the way of sitting back with a cup of tea (and we have lots of pampering tea and coffee gift hampers for Mother’s Day) or maybe time for a nice bath with a glass of champagne and some luxurious body products!
3. Any gift that promotes harmony - ideally this would be something along the lines of a filter for kids that stopped them in their tracks before fighting over the [insert current fad item here]. Better yet, this filter would work by only allowing kids to make positive comments on the dinner selection – “Gee mum, this broccoli is delicious; I love how many vegetables we have the pleasure of tasting in this meal”. If this seems like a pipe dream, then a Mother’s Day dinner made by someone else might be just the gift (followed by a delicious box of chocolates where mum gets first pick!)
Of course I am looking forward to Mother’s Day this year for the gifts handmade by little hands and for the absolute pleasure of being followed by all the raucous weekend noise, but if I happen to be presented with any gift from point 1 to 3, I will be a happy mum indeed.