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How was your Mothers Day? Did it meet your expectations? I’m seriously constantly let down because of my ridiculously high expectations. I have a fantasy in my head of how the day will plan out, maybe created by watching too many tv commercials. You know the ones, with the fluffy slippers and the breakfast in bed, the huge loving cuddles, the earrings and chocolates and home made cards? Yeah I actually thought that’s what I was getting, how my day would go. Ha, fool me!

How many fights were there between the three kids today I can’t count. An entire day (without hubby) with the kids screaming at each other. Finally I yelled at them ‘it’s mothers day, you’re meant to just be nice for this one day’! Well that worked for about 15 minutes!

They really weren’t that bad, I think I just had unrealistic expectations. I really thought that I could stay in bed all day and read my new mothers day book. But of course ignoring my children just makes them crazier.
I really got sucked in this year. Next year I will lower my expectations, ignore what society and media portray as what Mothers Day should look like and just enjoy the day like any other with my gorgeous family and take what the day brings with gratitude.


Posted by jabelle, 8th May 2016


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  • Mummies are special everyday! Hope you are feeling better! :)

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  • I had 3 of my grandkids sleep over to give their Mummy a sleep in & sadly my 3 yr old granddaughter whimpered through they night asking for her Mummy & woke up not feeling like any breakfast. She needed a few more cuddles than normal & I sensed she wasn’t well. The rest of the family arrived with the other grandkids for lunch & by mid afternoon the 3 yr old was burning up a fever. Poor little mite really did need her Mummy then.


    • Oh I hop she’s feeling better now. Nothing beats a cuddle from Mum when you’re not well. And you’re a super Mother for letting your daughter have a sleep in. happy mothers day to you!



      • Miss 3 year old was back to normal the next day, must have been a 24 hr bug. Thanks for asking!

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  • Mothers Day is too hyped. Really you are a mother 24/7 and this year my kids treated me to an afternoon tea at Maccies ( because my son had to work that afternoon ) and they gave me a mini herb plant . I wasn’t feeling too well with less energy anyway and slept in till midday so the morning was half gone .

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  • Lowering your expectations would surely help not being disappointed next time. I’m sorry that yesterday wasn’t what you expected.
    I didn’t celebrate it yesterday, but I would do it next Sunday. On that day I am actually not allowed to do anything. My daughter and my husband will take care of all the meals and of washing the dishes. For me it’s generally a very relaxing day. But well, I don’t have any young kid in the house, and that surely makes the difference.

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  • Totally agree, lets just say mine started with the kids all running excited and wanting mummy cuddles.. How cute.. Then they asked daddy to get the presents they had made at school and kinder.. But daddy got up on the wrong side of the bed and yelled at the kids to go away and he will get the gifts when he was ready to.. I Ended up saying well thanks for spoiling the day before its had started.. I asked him if he could get the kids breaky while i had a little sleep in… I was meet with its only mothers day you do it… Well after kids had been feed they finally got daddy to get the presents for me… I loved all of them.. The kids asked daddy did you get anything for us to give mummy.. His reply was she didnt go buy herself anything… ( i didnt mind to much as the kids had made some lovely stuff)…
    Its my birthday in a few days so im going shopping To by myself something nice from the kids… At least im gong to end up with something i want this year.. If daddy complains about me spending some money he will be in trouble..


    • Absolutely! Just go and buy yourself something that you really like. You deserve it! Happy birthday! :-)

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  • Totally agree that expectations for this day are raised way too high…..Advertizing doesn’t help (think electronic reminders ‘hope you’re being spoiled’ advertizing $500 gifts you might be getting.. but obviously aren’t!). Just ignore it all.. Plus I’ve worked out a long time ago you’re still a parent on mother’s day and if you have to discipline you have to discipline (and who enjoys that?).. and appreciating those “little efforts” made is actually really hard work…. great if the day works for you but can also add a lot of stress!


    • yeah i think I’ll put a lot more thought and communication into it next year.

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