Since becoming a mum, I tend to cringe a little when walking through the shops or flipping through magazines this time of year.
And I’m sure you do too.
Mother Day looms and all of a sudden, every single shop and department store scrounges through their range of products to see how they can relate it back to “What Mum REALLY wants for her SPECIAL day”
Leave it to the retailers to try and push quarterly sales by – at the very least – making their sweet suggestions.
That’s just the realities of consumerism.
Kikki K’s minimalist window display cut right to my disorganized self, telling me I needed to declutter my life.
I hear ya, Kikki. I hear ya. But I don’t need more pretty notebooks to pile up with all the other unused ones or a beautiful big brown tote bag to shove more crap in.
It’s time I need, Kikki. Unmeasured, unadulterated time.
Time to cook, time to chill so I can gather myself together to stop yelling at the children, time to at least have a bit of bow chica with Mr Surfer as we’re both too tired to have the entire bow chica bow wow.
Can you give me that with a special Mother’s Day discount? Can you?
Then, there’s good ol’ Mr Harvey Norman. Because you know, I can’t be a mum who “takes care pride in my appearance” unless I inflict pain on myself with a much needed epilator.
Mr Norman, you nailed it! That’s exactly how I want to spend Mother’s Day. Having a scary electrical appliance edging around my cha cha to remove the amazon jungle down there.
At the end of the day, it’s about how well your family know you and understand what you want/need this Sunday (firm Thai traditional massage, followed bottle of champers in the sun) or if anything at all (Sanity and sleep, thanks).
The twinions came home from daycare yesterday with their yearly Mother’s Day interview answers.
Allow me to indulge you:
What’s your Mum’s favourite thing that she likes to do?
K-Bear: Clean up the mess
Nunu: She likes dinosaurs
What is she really good at?
K: Finding boys, it’s called Hide and Seek
N: She is good at jumping
What is she not very good at?
N: She is very naughty
What makes your mum happy?
N: A favourite shop
Why do you love your mum?
K: I love to sleep in her bed and I love her hugs and kisses.
N: I love my Mum. Can I go to play now…?
How can I argue with any of that? What they don’t know of their mum, they’re certainly very much on their journey to finding out. And of course, vice versa.
How well does your family know you? Doing anything special this Sunday? Scheduled in for a massage? Extra sleep? Dose of sanity?
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