Musings on Mothers' Day
10 March 2017
Musings on Mothers’ Day
I’m slowly coming out of the sleep deprived fog and am just out of maternity jeans (although I do wear them on Sundays now to accommodate Sunday lunch). I mean, I’m no Gisele, who was back on the runway within weeks, whilst breastfeeding and earning her millions again, but I am out of pyjamas, which is a big step forward.
And out of nowhere we’re on the cusp of spring; it’s March and I’m going to be celebrating my first Mothers’ Day. Well, technically, Lilly should be celebrating it, but as she’s only 4 months old, I’ll let her off this year.
Looking back through photos, I have acquired over 400 of Lilly. Every single day she seems to do something new that requires me to pick up my phone and snap away. But scrolling through, trying to find a picture of us together for this blog, I can count on one hand the total number of photos I have of the two of us together. These moments are rarely captured if you rely on a third person to take the photo. So, I have decided that I will take a selfie of us and on every Mothers’ Day from now on and just for good measure I’ll be wearing my maternity jeans; it is on a Sunday after all.
It has slowly dawned on me that I never get to drink a hot tea anymore. I make it, put it down and then give Lilly her bottle/put a wash on/have a shower/do my online supermarket shop etc etc. I then come across it approximately three hours later, pour it down the sink, put the kettle on and the whole thing starts again. Wash, rinse, repeat. So this Mothers' Day, I will be treating myself to the luxury of no domestic chores and a hot cup of tea.
I think back to when I was little, crashing around in the kitchen making my mum breakfast in bed. Most years it would be a bowl of cereal; sometimes she might get a slice of toast too if she was lucky. The kitchen would always look like a crèche at lunchtime, but they say it’s the thought that counts (I’m not sure my Dad entirely agreed, but let’s not labour the point).
The point is that one day I might be lucky enough to get breakfast in bed, but for now, I will treat myself to an actual sit down with the Sunday papers and a tea whilst Lilly is having her nap. The washing machine will be switched off until Monday. Now that is something worth celebrating.
So if you’re wondering what to get for your mum this Mothers’ Day, maybe take a selfie and demand that she sits down for an hour or so. But to make it extra special, you could also treat her to an Emma Lomax bag, complete with 10% off all bags in the range. Use discount code 4MyMum at checkout from Saturday 11 March to Sunday 26 March 2017.
‘Til next time,
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