What Mothers Want: What they really really
First off, Mothers Day in the UK is on Sunday March 18
go and put the date in your diary. For now, read on to find out what the best
present a mother could receive is.
You might think it’s flowers, or chocolates. Maybe if you’ve got some extra cash it’s
a piece of jewellery, or a weekend at a spa. (Flowers will always win a few points!)
All these gifts are indeed wonderful and would be greatly appreciated, but for
Mothers’ Day you don’t have to spend a lot of time or money. I’ll tell you what she
wants, what she really, really wants (zig a zig ah!).
Appreciate her. Mothers work tirelessly, day in, day out to ensure the children are
clean, fed, have everything they need and are happy. This is all done through
natural motherly love and TLC. Although she doesn’t do this for a ‘thank you’, it
would be nice for her efforts to be appreciated from time to time and receive a little
So how could you show your appreciation for your the ‘Mother(s)’ in your life on
Mums with young children
Let Mum enjoy the children; let her experience the joy of her children without any
of the chores. Mum’s a multi-tasking queen, just for one day, take away the multi-
tasking and treat her like a queen. Oh, and don’t forget the card from the kids!
Let her lie in, make sure the children’s needs are taken care of, (i.e. breakfast for all
and cleared away). Let her spend the day relaxing, knowing that the myriad of
demands for her attention are gone, just for one day. Get a picnic ready. Go to the
park. It doesn’t have to be an expensive day out.
Mums with older children and teenagers
Although the children are less dependent, Mum would still like to have some of the
pressure off. Take the initiative and organise a wonderful family meal, getting
everyone to pitch in with the cooking. (If lunch is at home then don’t forget to clear
. When you’ve read this,
up afterwards!). The kids could even make up their own beds. That would be a nice
The card. Apart from saying ‘I love you mum’ and ‘you’re the best mum’ get them to
write in at least one reason to thank Mum (more will, of course, be most welcome)
for all the things she does – often without thanks or acknowledgement. She still
needs to be Queen for the day.
Older Mums and Grandmothers
Her children may have moved out, but just because Mum’s no longer dealing with
the daily needs of the children, she’s still there and still needs that appreciation.
Now’s your chance to thank her for all the things she did for the children.
Go see your mother, especially if you have children yourself, let her enjoy the
grandchildren. Reminisce on your own childhood and tell her how much you
appreciated everything she did, even if you didn’t show it at the time. Take your
mother out for a lovely meal, again letting her leave the cooking and cleaning aside
for one day.
The single mothers are the ones who do it all themselves. They work tirelessly day
after day with very little help. She’s the one who works hardest out of all mothers.
If you are a single mother, why not visit the extended family, or arrange lunch with
mum friends. Go see your own mother if you can, take the time to enjoy the fun of
being a mother for one day. And if you have no-one else around to tell you how
appreciated you are, this video is especially for you.
Mum would just really appreciate the day being looked after and enjoy the natural
pleasures of having a family and being a mother. Flowers is always a fantastic
starting point, good luck in your efforts.
Check out our video made by Myvoxsongs especially for Mother’s Day – You Are
My Sunshine. We think it’s the perfect song for Mums of all ages, in all places.
Please share with your friends and family and friends who are mums.