Wednesday 6 March 2024

What I really want for Mother's Day!

It is Mother's Day on Sunday, I am sure it's really early this year but at least the clocks aren't going forward for spring time like they did a couple of years ago. I felt really hard done to losing an hours of Mother's Day. hehehe I am looking forward to a day of being spoilt from my girls and hopefully a nice present or two.

I wanted to share some thoughts with you about what would truly make my Mother's Day extra special. Forget the cliches like chocolate or flowers (although those are of course always appreciated). This year I'm dreaming big and want some special things that don't cost anything.

Happy Mothers Day written within a red heart on a balloon

Time Together. Uninterrupted!
The simplest yet most precious gift of all that I would love is quality time together. No phones, no distractions, just us, making memories. If my family are not making me lunch I want to go out for a walk and us all have lunch out together. I want to enjoy each other's company without any complaints or asking to just stay at home.

A day off from mam duties!
Us mam's work tirelessly day in and day out so for just one day I want a break from all the usual mam duties. That means no cooking, no cleaning, and definitely no laundry and I don't want it all left for me to do on the Monday either.

A Spa Day (or Spa Night)!
The blissful thought of being pampered from head to toe! A spa day or even just a spa night at home would be an absolute dream come true. A long soak in the bath, a face mask and getting to do my nails in peace would be amazing! That means no interruptions of pointless questions when I am soaking in the tub, no one knocking on the door to use the loo and certainly no one coming into the bathroom!

Acts of kindness and thoughtfulness!
Sometimes it's the little things that mean the most. So, on Mother's Day I would love my girls to shower me with acts of kindness and thoughtfulness. Doing the dishes without being asked, putting things away, making me a cup of tea without me having to ask or not arguing about silly little things.

A hand made card!
While I love that my girls now buy me Mother's Day cards without me having to nag I would love something with a personal touch. I miss the days of my girls making their own cards to give to me. I would love one of those and not a shop bought one.

Permission to indulge!
Last but certainly not least I want full permission to indulge, guilt free. Whether it's devouring a slice of cake, binge watching my favourite TV show or having a long lie in, I want to indulge in whatever brings me joy without feeling an ounce of guilt.

What do you really want for Mother's Day?


  1. All of those would be great Mother's Day gifts!

  2. Have a nice Mother's day. Here in the U.S. Mother's day is in May, but we do have the time change this next weekend.

  3. Hope you get spoilt on Mother’s Day! Ours is in May over here. I remember when my kids were little, my Mother’s Day dream was to check into a hotel by myself! Haha!

  4. This is my kind of list! I'd be made up with any on these. I hope you get spoilt rotten, you're an amazing mum. xxx

  5. Thisiswhereitisat7 March 2024 at 14:02

    Lovely ideas X

  6. Yes! Yes! Yes! When my husband used to ask what I wanted for Mother's day I listed a lot of these same things (he no longer asks though-- I think I asked for a clean house too many times!). We had years where we spent family days at the museum or the zoo, I've had years where they'd all pitched in and cleaned the house and made me dinner, I've had years (when the kids were really little) where I asked for him to take the boys out of the house for a few hours so I had some quiet time alone... all those meant so much more to me than flowers or candy!