Spend some time chatting with your Mum this Mother’s day.
Sometimes we feel that we need to make a special effort to show our mothers just how much they mean to us and how grateful we are for all they have done and continue to do. We go to the shops and order large bouquets of flowers, we buy chocolates, wine, trips to a salon or spa, we want to spoil Mum because she always put us first and herself last.
Mother’s Day first came about as a holiday for domestic servants, so they could go back home to see their mothers, no doubt because well-to-do households were too busy to spare staff at other celebrations throughout the year – Easter, Christmas, summer hols.
Remember those bunches of weeds you used to take your mum when you were little? They’d be half-dead from being held in your hot hand by the time you got them home. Remember all those drawings on the fridge door? Those were the gifts your mum cherished back then, they didn’t cost a lot but they came from the heart.
So go to see your Mum, by all means take some flowers and the chockies. But take some old photos, and just sit and chat. “Mum, do you remember when …?” That will be a Mother’s Day you will all look back on with happiness.