At 35 years old I think I can judge what my mum would like for Mother's day, she is the head of our family and deserves her perfect day. I think this would be to have everyone out for a walk, visit a coffee shop then home for a roast. After dinner she loves to have everyone playing a board game- in her house it's Uno.
My children are 6 and 5, if someone asked them what I would like to do they would probably say going to a soft play (this would not be my activity of choice!). Frustratingly for them to know me, I have to teach them. I'm thinking of it as a life skill, it's important they can buy good presents for their future partners as well as me.
If you love a good breakfast and really want to be served this in bed with a tray bursting with food, flowers and cards this Mothers day then do a practice run this weekend. Make sure you have the kitchen equipment to make it safe and easy for them to cook the food you like. When you are at the shops, show your children the flower stand and discuss which ones are your favourites. Most pre-schools and schools make cards with children so they should have this sorted. If you are lucky enough to have partner who enjoys planning the lovely things then hopefully they have booked lunch out or have thought about picnic at your favourite spot.
Top Tip- Ensure the kids know where you keep the breakfast tray!
Food is a vital part of all family celebrations, if you teach your children you love a bacon muffin in the morning. Try not to think about the state of the kitchen when you can hear the clattering from your bedroom. If you love fresh baked cakes and your child has tried hard but included some egg shell and the occasional hair. Try to remember these are all skills they are learning and next years cake will be better.
Anyone with older children needs to give me hope that putting in this effort now will pay off and kids will remember and do these special things in future without me reminding them. Maybe what we really want this Mothers day is that they just learn to clean up themselves.