I had just a few simple requests this Mother’s Day:
1. Do not buy me flowers! Pick some from our garden instead and avoid being sucked in to buying overpriced flowers.The same rule applies to Valentine’s Day.
2. No cooking. If there’s one day I don’t want to even step into the kitchen, it’s mother’s day (and my birthday!)
3. A cooked breakfast.
4. The three C’s: Champagne (yes, it must be french),Cheese and Chocolate.
And I am pleased to report I got all my wishes and had the most lovely mother’s day. The day began in true mothers’ day style with the girls bursting through my door at 7.45am with their collection of crafty mothers’ day gifts. Truth be told, the day always begins with the girls bursting through my bedroom door and jumping all over me in bed. But they don’t usually bear gifts so this was extra special. And the home-made gifts didn’t disappoint.
So, these cute profiles offer a revealing insight into how your child sees you. And it appears Miss A thinks I am a decade older than I am! Admittedly some days I feel like I am 47 but I am having on to the 3 at the start of my age for a few years yet! She’s got the chocolate fetish right and I am partial to a lie down on the couch when the opportunity arises but I am not really a beach goer. Well, I like walking along the beach but not really swimming at it!
The treasure jewellery box made by Miss A at kinder was a hit and perfect for the bright coloured pasta necklaces which Miss J and Miss H made at playgroup. Mr NASD sorted me out in the chocolate department (artisan truffles by Xocolatl) which I will selfishly keep to myself.
I decided to surprise my girls and go with them to swimming – something I mostly try to avoid. I am not very fond of public pools. I like fresh air and feel claustrophobic very quickly in indoor pools. AND Mr NASD takes the girls to their swimming lessons each week and he is really good at it. It’s also the one hour of peace I have to myself every Sunday and I love every single minute of it! Still, being mothers’ day and all I thought it would be nice to watch them for a change. They loved it…. as for me….welll, I was pretty pleased when it was over. Especially because hubby whipped me up this when we got home. YUMMO!
We topped off the afternoon with champagne and cheese at my sister’s house. The kids played happily and we celebrated everything that’s great about being a mum with the perfect accompaniment – mumm of course!
I couldn’t resist buying a little something for myself too. The craft gifts and cards are beautiful but I rather thought these ankle boots were pretty special too.
Oh…. and I got some scales too. According to Mr NASD “it’s impossible to measure our love for you, but these scales will measure everything else”. He’s good with words….but I really wanted digital scales. Oh well, they look good….
What was the best thing about your mother’s day this year?