From the moment your belly swells with the new life inside, you develop a primal love for the child you are carrying. A love so pure you will accept the excruciating pain of giving birth, put up with sleepless nights and spend your life ensuring your beloved child is loved, safe, secure, educated and entertained.
Mother’s Day is the one day of the year your child is encouraged to show you how appreciated and loved you are. This year was the first ever I didn’t receive a glitter covered macaroni necklace or a kitschy ‘World’s Greatest Mum’ mug. This year my husband purchased a great gift on behalf of the kids, so their only input was a hand written heartfelt message in a store bought card. My nine year old son’s message will be forever etched in my mind:
“To Mum, hope you have fun. P.S. Can we go see Mall Cop 2?”
After all the dirty nappies, sleep deprivation, cooking, cleaning and playing mum’s taxi, that was my son’s heartfelt message!
Luckily he does still cuddle me and spontaneously tells me that he loves me, otherwise I might have had to put him up for adoption after his effort this Mother’s Day!
(Image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici, freedigitalphotos.net)
I wish I had been a fly on the wall when my son’s teacher reviewed the hand made Mother’s Day card he so beautifully created for me this year.
I’m not sure that I can show my face at school again, after my son decorated the card with a bottle of champagne and a glass. The glass was even decorated with an olive on the side, which makes it a James Bond’s martini kind of a drink – something that I don’t recall ever having! I’m sure the teachers laugh that he must have an alcoholic for a Mum for him to choose champagne as something near and dear to her heart! The funny thing is that I rarely drink during the week, only when I socialise on weekends. Maybe I need to put a note in my son’s diary to clarify this to his teacher.
What is also embarrassing is that he wrote the brand ‘Jacob’s Creek’ on the bottle. Couldn’t he have at least upgraded it to ‘Moet and Chandon’ instead of labeling it with the cheapest bottle of wine I drink?
My daughter also made me a beautiful card, which she tastefully decorated with flowers – at least her teacher may still have a shred of respect for me!
All jokes aside, I felt very loved on Mother’s Day when my children showered me with presents and hand made cards to show how much they love me. I’m lucky to have such gorgeous kids, even if they sometimes drive me to drink! Wink, Wink!