So we’ve lived to tell the tale. The day after… Mother’s Day has been and gone. How was it for you?
Was it something like this…
Whether Mum gets treated to a specially prepared meal on her big day depends on where she lives in Britain – in the East Midlands for instance, almost half (45%) of Mums will make the Sunday dinner, whereas in London only a quarter (25%) will.
However for some mums, it may be a matter of trust. For instance, just 17% would actually want their partners to help the kids buy their Mothers’ Day gifts to make their day more relaxing.
Forget diamond rings or luxury excursions, Sainsbury’s discovered the five most popular things that partners can do to help make Mother’s day more relaxing:
Cook the Sunday dinner
Help to arrange a gift from the kids
Clean the house, in preparation for visitors
Look after the kids in the morning so they can have a lie-in
Buy the food for Sunday dinner
What do you think of this survey? Do you agree? Can you trust someone else to do the day? Do you even like a lie-in? I know I don’t! Once awake, I just have to get up and go and eat something. Just the way I am, I suppose. I think I’d be happy for someone else to do everything, go out for the day, not have to think about the washing, ironing and all the chores that need attending to. You know, press that pause button on life! Trouble is, though, it’s there waiting for when you do get back!
For us though, back at Lunchbox Towers, the weekend was unfolding in a peculiar way on Friday night.
The bad news was hubbie decided to go off and do a motorbike course, not just for the Sunday morning but for the whole day. He didnot tell me until Thursday night, once it was already booked. (Must be another midlife crisis! Not sure what number we are up to now? Third one?)
Worse still Spike had a tennis tournament the Sunday morning, and the tennis coach told us it was obligatory, so Mother’s Day seemed to be going straight out the window. I tried to keep my thoughts to myself. All those hopes of the brood making me, their Mother, some of the delicious edible treats that had been uploaded on the Lunchbox World website shoved to one side..