The Perfect Mother’s Day

Yesterday was Mother’s Day. You forgot, didn’t you? *Panic sets in across the parenting nation with thousands of Dads causing mass internet chaos as they rush to check online calendars.*

Ok, it wasn’t really; but Daddy figured out that next weekend is Mother’s day, and that he is going to be in the USA at South By South West (SXSW) for a huge digital marketing conference. Guilt-stricken, he geared us up for the perfect Mother’s Day and calmly informed Mummy that her day off would be occurring one week early.

"Gifts for Mother's Day" So she got Apple and Gingerbread Muffins in bed with a stong latte and a chapter of Matilda by Roald Dahl, followed by several appropriately judged gifts, mostly from Hotel Chocolat or Lush.

Daddy later made roast belly of pork for us all, throwing only one tantrum for Mummy to dissolve as he forgot the Yorkshire puddings, and a perfect day was declared.

Last year I wrote about the perfect Mother’s Day, and how it included phonetically expressed desires for our lovely Mum – the kind of gifts that money just can’t buy – and this year you can vote for your idea of a perfect Mother’s day on Parentdish. Jewels, home-made gifts, or letting it pass you by completely – what’s your choice??

Mummy was content with her offerings, shedding a tiny tear of pride at the Bug’s attempt to write his own card, and my more sophisticated 7 year old efforts! She also took this card at face value with no arguing:

This is the front and back of our card to Mummy. It looks like a box of washing powder, but it insists that she not do any laundry at all, put her feet up, and do as she is told. So she did.

Quotes from this card that got Mummy laughing:

We asked 1942.6 Mums if they’re as good as you, and they said “Are you joking? of course not, your Mum’s well good”

To preserve the running of household appliances, you may have to remind us how they all work!

Oh, by the way, it isn’t actually Mother’s Day until Sunday 18 March, but Daddy didn’t discover that until the muffins were in the oven and Mummy was buried under Mango Body Shop potions. However his mistake is your advantage, because now you know how to achieve the perfect Mother’s Day, and you have plenty of time to prepare πŸ˜‰

18 thoughts on “The Perfect Mother’s Day”

  1. Loved it! And you totally had me checking the calendar to see if next Sunday was the 18th already! What a sweet hubby and kiddies you’ve got.

  2. I was gutted last year when Mark did nothing for me for my first mother’s day. And he had TWO opportunities since we’re American and they fall on different days in the two countries. This year, I suggested he prepare FAR in advance, but I’ve no idea if he’s given it any thought at all. I for sure am wanting a day that’s all about me! πŸ˜‰

    May have to email this article to him for inspiration. πŸ˜€

  3. Aaaah sounds like a FANTASTIC day to me πŸ™‚ and I think you can celebrate Mother’s Day whenever.. so long as you celebrate it!!! Perfect.

    Thanks for the mention!


  4. Sounds like you had a lovely day and a really great idea to celebrate early (if that’s your “thang”…). Thanks for the link(s) to the Mother’s Day Battle too πŸ˜€

  5. That sounds like an amazing day, your mummy is a very lucky lady.

    On a side note, I went to SXSW in 2007 with my husband, for funsies, though I did work at the BBC at the time, so managed to get into the Radio 1 event on my staff pass. SXSW is EPIC, I am well jel of Actually Daddy πŸ™‚

    • You are so jammy! I wish I could have gone too. He almost didn’t make it as he forgot he had to get a visa waiver. It came through online just after they closed the gate and they reopened it for him! Also jammy!

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