What a lovely Mother’s Day I’ve had. I may even go so far as to call it my best Mother’s Day yet. Surrounded by family, the kids being really good all day, beautiful weather – it’s all added up to a wonderful day. Previously I’ve had to issue strict instructions to the geekdaddy on how to do Mother’s Day, but this year I decided I wasn’t so bothered about the whole thing, and the only preparation I’d done was to book a table at the local all you can eat Indian buffet for the whole extended family, as I refuse to cook on Mother’s Day. In the event the geekdaughter was really keen to make sure I had breakfast in bed (building on her success from last year I think!), and had warned me in advance that’s what she was planning.
The whole day was confused by the start of British Summer Time which meant the clocks went forward overnight and we lost an hours sleep. At about 7.30am (new time) the geekdaughter tiptoed in to see if I was awake, and I grunted and asked for a few more minutes. She was very good and toddled out again, leaving me time to wake up slowly. I actually had to lean over the bannisters in the end and call to her that I was ready, at which point I got sent very firmly back to bed!
She first of all asked me what I wanted for breakfast. She had very carefully copied down all the names of the cereals into her notebook and read them back to me.
I chose the granola, and off she went. Shortly afterwards she came back with a tray:
In addition to my bowl of granola she had gathered together a mug that the geekson had brought home from nursery for me, a card he had made and a superhero that she’d coloured in for me (very nicely too, I might add!). She’d even done some really good writing the back of the superhero with this sweet little message:
Whilst I ate my breakfast the geekson came and sat next to me and cuddled me, which was most pleasant 🙂
By the time I’d finished my breakfast and got up the geekdaughter had located the card she’d made for me at school (it hadn’t been on my tray as she’d been unable to find it – the geekdaddy had to tell her where he’d hidden it). So I admired both my cards:
We had a fairly normal morning at home – I even did the washing up and a couple of loads of washing (I’m not averse to that kind of thing on Mother’s Day!), and then headed out for lunch. It was really nice to see my Mum and my mother-in-law for lunch, as well as my sister-in-law and her family. We all really like our local all you can eat Indian buffet as there’s no waiting around for your choices to be cooked, and there’s a huge selection so everyone can choose the dishes they fancy (the geekson would quite happily live on vegetable samosas alone!). I was also presented with a third Mother’s Day card – the geekdaughter had made a second one for me with my Mum:
And she’d also done some more very good writing in it:
She’d also drawn the pretty picture which you can see at the start of this post inside the card.
After lunch the geekdaddy had to do some work, and so as the weather was so nice I took the two kids down to our local park, which is only a 10 minute walk from our house. Some sunshine and fresh air was just what was needed.
We admired the beautiful carpets of daffodils
The kids enjoyed playing in the park:
We spent a couple of hours playing in the park before heading home and getting back into our usual routine of tea, bath and then bed. I’m now sitting at my computer feeling relaxed and happy. Yes, it was a pretty much perfect Mother’s Day. How was yours?