Mum’s are kind of incredible if you think about it. More often than not they are the glue holding family life together with a special blend of love and toughness. On call more hours than a junior doctor, multi-taskers extraordinaire, infinitely patient and more than likely, slightly frazzled. So Dad’s it’s time to make Mothers Day special using my list of what to do/not to do based on ten years of being a Mum:
- DO NOT forget Mothers Day – ITS TOMORROW!! This is the most important!
- DO get up early with the kids so she can have a lie in. If she is breastfeeding, get up and change nappies and then make her a coffee whilst she feeds. Take baby away so she can snooze afterwards or at least shower in peace.
- DO make breakfast in bed or at least make it possible for her to have breakfast in peace. (Note the theme of peace running through this list – that means controlling the situation so babies/children are not screaming, wailing or fighting in another room!)
- DO NOT buy her any type of household appliance as a present no matter how much she has whinged about her crappy iron.
- DO make or buy cards from the kids, yes even the baby who has no idea what is going on. It will make her day.
- DO NOT ask her what’s for tea tonight (seriously what’s wrong with you?!!) Instead, you should plan to cook something / order her favourite food / book a restaurant.
- DO buy flowers/chocolates/perfume or Estée Lauder gift sets.Even if you think it’s cheesy, she will love it. Oh and a framed picture of the kids always goes down a treat.
- DO NOT even think of watching the football unless you are going out to do it and taking all the kids with you so that she can relax.
- DO offer her lots of cups of tea.
- DO NOT give up on making her feel special/letting her relax by lunchtime. It’s called Mothers DAY – not Mothers morning.
It’s not so difficult really is it? And if you get it right then you will be well within your rights to be totally spoiled in return on Fathers Day.
Have a lovely day x