We dish the dirt on what would put a smile on our dials this year.
Motherhood is a rollercoaster. Despite all of the sleep deprivation, crazy pregnancy stories, crazier birth stories, toddler tantrums, childhood ups and downs and teenage angst, it’s still the best job in the world. And if there’s ever an occasion to get a much-needed thank you for all that we do, it’s Mother’s Day. A bit of extra love, lots of cuddles, and perhaps some pressies – let’s run with it, ladies!
This year may be a little different due to the circuit breaker, but we’ve still dusted off our wish lists. The HoneyKids mums got together (virtually) to chat about what we’re really wanting for Mother’ Day this year. Whatever you do to celebrate, have a great one folks.
Amy, mum to Ruby and Teddy
“As much as I love the kiddos, I’d love a little alone time… just for an hour or two! Escape isn’t possible during the circuit breaker, so I’ll settle for an extra hour in bed, some breakfast in bed, lots of cuddles, a Disney film and some crafternooning. As for presents, all I ever want is a homemade card and a nice photo of the four of us altogether – with us all looking at the camera! It’s impossible in our family!”
Jana, mum to Alonso and Luis
“What I really want for Mother’s Day is for my husband to cook me my favourite meal (carbonara), give me a foot rub and for my boys to give me lots of hugs and kisses!”
Claire, mum to Hugo and Henry
“A good start to any Mother’s Day is a lie-in – no-one coming in at 5.30am asking me if it’s morning time! Followed by breakfast in bed (preferably after 9.30am) – maybe pancakes, bacon and maple syrup – and a nice coffee as I read through homemade cards. If the circuit breaker wasn’t in place, I’d love to spend the day at the beach as a family having a picnic. This year I’ll be happy with family games and ordering in a yummy takeaway for lunch (which has to be my fave: Burger & Lobster!) and cracking open a bottle of wine. Happy Mother’s Day, everyone!”
Winnie, mum to Juliana
“I reckon the best gift for Mother’s Day would be a DIY card with a heartfelt message that makes me feel loved and appreciated by my family… and a really good bottle of wine! The sweetest gift I’ve every gotten for Mother’s Day was a note from my daughter when she was seven: see above!”
Angela, mum to Marcel and Xavier
“Covid-19 has definitely made me appreciate the simple things in life: like spending time with my family, cooking together, trying to complete puzzles, exercising together and finding creative ways to keep us all entertained. Mother’s Day will certainly be different this year. I know that I’ll be spending it with my family, and I’m really grateful for that. I’d love to watch a movie, order some takeaway (my choice!) and have a board game marathon.”
Dawn, mum to Gemma and Tessa
“I’d love a morning pilates class followed by brunch at home, with the kids. After all, family’s the reason why you’re celebrating! There’s no fuss; just a really nice peaceful day. That’s been every Mother’s Day so far and it’s always been just right.”
Chris, mum to Evie, Louis and Darcy
“I want so many things… like a quiet house (well, at least for the first two hours)! What’s the best mother’s gift I’ve been given so far? A handmade card and a sleep-in.”
Illustration: Julia Azron