All I want for Mother’s Day is……

 All I want for Mother's Day Is..

Another Mother’s Day and the age old question of ‘what do we buy for Mum?’

Retailers, are bombarding us with catalogues of gift ideas and children (& Dads) are trying to work out what to buy.  It is another stressful time filled with commercialism, another chore to be done, when it should just be about spending time with your Mum and showing your love for her.

Like Valentine’s Day, Father’s Day and the like, why should it be just one day a year that we think about our Mums.  If you are like me I think about my Mum often, although she passed away nearly 30 years ago. I’d trade anything to spend a day with her.

The argument of course is that you at least make this one day special for your Mother.  Well, that is lovely but I’m sure most mothers would agree that they would prefer to enjoy special times with their families throughout the year not just on one day.

I appreciate that I do get very spoilt by my children on Mother’s Day.  They make it very special for me and always put extra thought into the gifts (I’m sure my daughter is the driving force behind this).

My most memorable gifts have been when the children were young and took their $1 or $2 to school to buy something special for Mum for Mother’s Day.  They would hide their gifts until the day and then beaming with pride would present them to me with breakfast in bed.  I’m looking forward to my daughter enjoying this when her son is older.

So if my children are reading this, here is my list of what I want for Mother’s Day (and I think what most Mothers would want)

1. Your time

I just want to spend some quality time with you, having a lovely chat and a good coffee.  As children become adults, their lives become busier and I’m thankful for technology.  If we can’t see each other we can still communicate via text, messenger, facebook or a telephone call.  This year, my daughter and I are running in the Mother’s Day classic together in memory of my Mum and her Nan.  I’m looking forward to this.

A friend recently lamented that her two children lived in different states and she missed them terribly.

2. Your happiness

The greatest gift to me would be to know that you are both settled and happy in life.  That is all a mother really wants.

3. Your thoughts

You always give me beautiful cards and beautiful words of how you feel about me which I treasure.  Your thoughts mean more to me and shows more appreciation of me than any expensive gift ever could.

So let’s take the commercialism and stress out of Mother’s Day and focus on what it really is for – making that extra effort to spend time with your Mum – not just on this special day but regularly.

Why not make your Mum a lovely lunch or dinner, pick some flowers and enjoy each other’s company.

Enjoy your Mother’s Day with your family.


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17 thoughts on “All I want for Mother’s Day is……

  1. Pam@over50feeling40

    An excellent list…I have children and grandchildren overseas …I guess I would want for them to have a better phone plan so we could talk more often! Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

    1. sue Post author

      Glad you liked it Pam! I think we all get too caught up in the commercial side for everything these days. It was my daughter’s birthday this week and her husband bought paints for their almost 1 year old to paint a picture for Mummy’s birthday. That meant more to her than any expensive gift could.

    1. sue Post author

      Thanks Kathleen! Yes it will be a lovely mother’s day this year. Mothers Day Run with my daughter and the second year with her beautiful son.

  2. Debbie Rodrigues

    I really wish I could be with mine this year, but I cannot fly because of the surgery. It is really a pity. But I will do my best to catch up with her when I go Brazil again.

    1. sue Post author

      Yes Debbie we all miss our Mum’s. Mine has been gone for almost 30 years and I still miss her. Today is my grandson’s first birthday party and I know she would have loved to be part of it. You take care of yourself and you will soon see your Mum. Have a lovely day and keep sizzling!

    1. sue Post author

      Thanks Heidi yes time means so much. Perhaps we realize it more as we get older. My Mum has been gone for almost 30 years and I would give anything to spend some time with her. Have a lovely day and don’t forget to Sizzle!

  3. Kim Hilbert

    In our house we call these Hallmark Holidays. We try to show our love and appreciation all year round. We give gifts and our time often all year round. Possibly the only times we don’t give presents is during these marketing holidays.

    1. sue Post author

      What a great way to describe these holidays. We too have the attitude of year round love and appreciation. My husband and I don’t celebrate our anniversary really as our relationship is not just one day. Great outlook you have. Have a lovely day and don’t forget to Sizzle!

  4. Hope N. Griffin

    Nice! Wonderful post for mother’s day. Just wish my mom lived closer so I could give her some of my time 🙂 and so that what ever I do decide to send her gets there on time. I’m the worst at buying gifts. Thanks for linking up with #JoyHopeLive this week. I hope you have a wonderful mother’s day and join us again next week.

    1. sue Post author

      Thanks for your lovely comments Hope. I’m sure your Mum enjoys whatever contact you have with her. My Mum has been gone for almost 30 years so I really miss her still. Have a lovely Mothers Day and thanks for the opportunity to link up with #JoyHopeLive


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