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Mother’s Day Expectations {Mummy Mondays}

Motherhood is a hard yakka, emotional and messy job.

But I would not change it for the world. Even with all the sibling fighting, whinging and constant requests; being a mum is the most incredible and love-filled thing I could have ever dreamed of doing.

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Mother’s Day expectations

After having witnessed several conversations lately about the hatred for crappy Mother’s Day gifts, I figured I’d share my thoughts.

Those handmade trinkets the kids make and expect you to put on show and keep forever, aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. And while I can completely understand these mums desiring something a little more special, the excitement and joy the kids show when they create and watch you open these gifts cannot be understated. This is what being a mum is all about.

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I’m not talking about the receiving gifts, I simply mean the joy that children exhibit and love they bring to the home. If hanging a crocheted butterfly on my fridge for a few weeks or drinking tea by the gallon is all I have to do to let me kids know that I love the thought they put into Mother’s Day, that’s exactly what I’ll do.

mum and toddler laughing while hugging

To me Mother’s Day isn’t about the gifts. It’s about being grateful and appreciative that I am a mum. There are so many women who would move heaven and Earth to become a mum and never have the opportunity.

I am thankful for the over-glued, glitter covered handmade cards my children make me, because I am their mum.

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  1. Michelle (inthegoodbooksblog)
    15/05/2017 / 6:40 am

    Beautifully said Kell! I wore a necklace all day yesterday that my youngest daughter bought me for $2 from the Mother’s Day stall at school. She looked so happy to see me wearing it! It’s these little things that I treasure about being a mum!

  2. 15/05/2017 / 7:04 am

    I would rather we did something fun all together – this year I wanted to do an escape room but we couldn’t as the new puppy arrived the night before and on the actual day I see my mum and my partner and the kids see his mum – so it’s all a bit of a crap obligation thing…one year we went bowling about three weeks later. That was a great Mother’s Day present.

  3. 15/05/2017 / 7:51 am

    Who are these mums that don’t love this stuff? I wish I had more of it yesterday. I love my little treasures.

  4. Kim
    15/05/2017 / 8:20 am

    That’s just beautiful Kel. I totally agree. As much as I loved my gift, I seriously can’t wait for a tacky handmade one, the rackier the better. Being a Mum is the greatest thing in the world to me.

  5. 15/05/2017 / 8:27 am

    I think the best Mother’s Day gifts are about PRESENCE and the cute little things kids come up with. My daughter and her older teen girls and youngest daughter, drove up here yesterday and I put on lunch. It was very special. I am glad your day was too. I hate the ‘pressure’ about special days and what they are supposed to bring. Take care of you too!

  6. 15/05/2017 / 2:29 pm

    I love Mother’s Day!! It’s the handmade, school stall gifts that I love! … but I’m easy pleased!

  7. 15/05/2017 / 7:03 pm

    I love all the cards and presents my kids have made or bought for me over the years and keep them all. But as a single mum who has spent Mother’s Day without my kids, the best present of all i just being with them. We didn’t do anything particularly special for Mother’ Day, but we were together. Bliss.

  8. 16/05/2017 / 7:08 am

    I think people look at Mother’s Day like it’s something that they deserve for being a mother. Like it’s their reward. The reward is the love of our children every day of the year. Mother’s Day is just supposed to be a little bonus.
    thanks of sharing and hosting. 🙂

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