Mother’s Day comes but once a year. Whilst this will be my fifth Mother’s Day as a Mum (how on earth has THAT happened?!), I still struggle to get my head around that this is a day to celebrate me! I’ve been so used to only thinking about my lovely Mum and Mum In Law, that I forget that now I’m a Mum, I might deserve a bit of a pamper too!
In this post I’m going to plan out my dream (not necessarily realistic) Mother’s Day.
I’d wake up around 10am after a full eight hours of uninterrupted sleep. I’d be woken up to breakfast in bed consisting of a Full English breakfast with a steaming hot cup of tea.
After I’ve eaten that I would open my Mother’s Day card from my gorgeous Little Man and then enjoy my present – huge cuddles with him and of course big family snuggles including the hubby aswell. If I happen to have had some flowers (hint hint!) I would click my fingers and they would magically appear, arranged perfectly in my nicest vase.
I’d then click those magic fingers again and I would be ready for the day. Showered, hair curled and make up applied – to perfection, obviously.
Because getting ready took no time at all, I now have time to go shoe shopping. I am known for my love of shoes, and I can’t think of a better way for me to spend the ‘me time’ part of the day. Whilst it’s fabulous to spend the day with my Little Man – I think a real treat is to have some ‘time off’. I never get to shoe shop anymore, so this is what I choose! If I have chosen to shop online (who doesn’t love a bit of online shopping?!), my purchases will be delivered within the hour, wrapped in a big bow!
It’s Mothering Sunday. So by now, I’ll have arrived (magically of course!) at the most perfect country pub and my entire family will meet. My Mum and Mother In Law included, so that we call all celebrate together. We will give gifts and share a bottle or two of wine. Preferably the fizzy kind.
On a perfect Mother’s Day, Little Man will be amazingly well behaved and he will eat all of his dinner without having to be asked. Everybody will be happy and the food will be perfect with hardly any waiting time.
In the afternoon we will all go for a walk to walk off lunch in the gorgeous sunshine. Obviously the sun isn’t too hot, it’s perfect. We’ll walk by the river, the kids in the family will feed the ducks and they won’t get too close to the edge, because they’ll be doing as they’re told. Then we’ll all have an ice cream.
By the evening, we are back home, just the three of us after a lovely drive home through the countryside. Hubby will have bathed the Little Man whilst I’ve put my feet up for half an hour and then we’ll have some more snuggles before it’s time for him to go to bed. Then when he has I will have a huge bubble bath. Once I’ve got bored of that, I will get into my snuggliest PJ’s and will settle down to watch a Rom Com with the husband, whilst sharing a bottle of Prosecco and a big bar of chocolate.
I don’t know about you, but I feel really relaxed just thinking about that.
My day isn’t unrealistic at all in reality. Okay, maybe Little Man wouldn’t really eat all of his dinner, or go the day without a bit of a whinge and there’s no way you can click your fingers and things magically happen, but all in all, it wouldn’t be impossible to have the kind of Mother’s Day I really want.
Because you see, I don’t want a day full of presents. I just want a day full of the things that are important to me. My family. I want to start and end the day with my Little Man (and my Big Man of course!) and I want everyone else in between. Because when all is said and done, without them, there would be no Mother’s Day, and that to me, is what it’s all about.
Oh, and the shoe shopping. We can’t forget the shoe shopping…! 😉
What is your ideal Mother’s Day? Let me know in the comments.
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