When there’s no father, who buys the mother all the good stuff on mothers day?
Mummies and Daddies don’t always get along, and sometimes the daddies do bad things and leave the mummies to look after the babies all by themselves!….
Yeah yeah, WHATEVER!
If you’re a single mum on mothers day, who says you won’t be getting any gifts? You will, and you know why because you’re “chuffing” AWESOME that’s why!
In fact, I think we should invent a new day; Mothers&fathers day (of any gender!)
Yes, of course, we can pretend we are thrilled to bits with a pair of googly eyes and something resembling a heart scrawled on to a folded piece of card and a paper daffodil from school (which of course we are really) but where is the good stuff, the really excellent stuff!
Our reward for 24 hours a day seven days a week hard graft. No tag-team, just DIY all day every day.
WE WANT STUFF TOO!
How often do you treat yourself? My guess is probably, never. If there was ever a day, you should ditch all the guilt and “ouhh it’d be spent best on new underpants for the kids.”It’s Mothers Day.
You have my permission to go a little mad and treat yourself goddamit! You deserve it.
You toil night and day, sometimes quite literally.
You clean up vomit and wipe poop from bums that don’t even belong to you.
Feed tiny humans three billion times a day, chopping it all up into neat little squares.
You clean bedrooms, make beds, wash and fold laundry. Pick up toys and scrape snot from walls.
Wash bodies and scrub teeth, answer endless questions about where Bob the builder buys his boots and listen to how Thomas beat Henry in a race so many times you think your brain might just start to melt.
You love, nurture and cherish these little beings so much you think your heart might explode.
I suppose one could hope for the best gift of all, the kids taking note, realising its Mothers Day and merely behaving well. Let’s face it though, even with all the best intention this is never going to happen; they’re still going to slip into asswipe mode at some point. Twenty four hours is a long time after all!
So without further ado…
BIY (buy it yourself! ) gifts for mothers day.
Some excellent skin care.
All those late nights and early mornings take a toll on your eyes. Find a good brand that smoothes out wrinkles, reduces puffiness and banishes dark circles and lather that stuff on liberally.
I’m currently using Murad Instant radiance and Its sooo good.
A pretty new accessory.
Who doesn’t like a beautiful new piece of jewellery? Tiffany bracelet anyone?! 😀
These little critters are ace. I am addicted to them!
The more, the merrier I say. Bonus they won’t die and shrivel up in three days like a bunch of flowers would. Not even if you’re the worst plant waterer in the world!
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A good bottle of gin
Personally I never really drink unless its Christmas or my Birthday. However, I do like to keep a good bottle of yummy Whitley Neil Gin chilled in the fridge.
You won’t even notice the kids playing up if up slip a bit of this in each cuppa.
A surprise mystery box
No need to ruin the surprise either as you can treat yourself to your very own mystery prezzies. Over at Firebox you can do just this and get fifty quids worth of goodies for a mere £34.99.
I don’t know about you, but I’m off to do a spot of shopping now.
I have been buying my own gifts for mothers day for the past five years and to be perfectly honest wouldn’t have it any other way.
I get what I want, have a perfect excuse to treat myself, and I help eliminate the feelings of guilt my poor kids must have!
It’s all for the children honestly!