Happy Mothers Day ??

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  • mali99

    Changed the title of the thread from “Happy Mothere Day ??” to “Happy Mothers Day ??”.
  • We had a lovely Mother's Day. Our daughter had to explain to her friends at school (before everybody was sent on indefinite holiday) that she has to get two bunches of flowers, one for Mummy and one for Mama, but she doesn't have to bother with Father's Day in three months time.


    She rather likes this arrangement and doesn't feel at all left out in June.


    I phoned my mum and had a good, long chat then we drove down to St Austell to spend the day with wife's mum. We had booked a table at a nice restaurant for lunch but as that was offed we went to visit them all the same and had a BBQ in the garden. We did think of inviting some of our in-laws friends over, but, you know.... self isolating and all that..... A small celebration but a happy one.


    We had a lovely day and at the end of it, we all felt that we'd somehow cocked a snook at Coronavirus for the day.


    What's not to like...??

  • I'm at a loss to see the connection between capitalism and Mother's Day..... unless you mean that it's become commercialised and turned into a sales opportunity for flower vendors.


    Well.... I can kinda live with that. But ask any mum and she'll tell you that it's the love she gets from her kids that really matters.


    The flowers are great, but they'll fade and die. The hand drawn card, with "I love you mummy" written on it*, with lots of Xs and given to me with a big hug, will stay on our fridge for weeks, and then be tucked in the box in the bottom of my wardrobe with every other card and little memento that matters. They will never fade, never be thrown away and every time I get them out and look at them I'll remember the love that went into the making and giving.


    And that's priceless.



    *ditto the ones for Mama too.

  • I'm at a loss to see the connection between capitalism and Mother's Day..... unless you mean that it's become commercialised and turned into a sales opportunity for flower vendors

    Mothers Day has been hijacked by businesses from the old church Mothering Sunday as in mother church

    A Hand Up Not A Hand Out

  • Mothers Day has been hijacked by businesses from the old church Mothering Sunday as in mother church

    Yep..... that's the way of the world today. There isn't much I can do about that, but my point is that if a child spends money on a gift, it is only a gift bought with money. The gift given from the heart is worth far more to the mother.


    Perhaps there's a kind of message in that. My little girl knows she doesn't have to buy us flowers. We've told her that. But she does because, well, it's the accepted thing to do and besides that, she knows we like flowers.


    But she's a pretty smart kid and is capable of using her eyes to see that while we liked the flowers and put them in a nice vase, etc, it was the cards she'd made that really gave us delight. The flowers have now faded, but she can still see the cards on the fridge door.


    She'll figure it out for herself.

  • Good for her

    I have never been a fan of flowers in the house, they belong outside growing naturally not dying in vases.Same with animals which I believe should run freely in the wild, not caged

    A Hand Up Not A Hand Out

  • Good for her

    I have never been a fan of flowers in the house, they belong outside growing naturally not dying in vases.Same with animals which I believe should run freely in the wild, not caged

    The flowers do grow naturally, Bryan.,,,, well, in a biological sense. Whether or not you call mass production methods 'natural' is up for debate, but that's another discussion.


    The flowers don't know they're being dying in vases. Animals are different so I agree with you on that one, but I haven't yet been given a puppy or a kitten or any other form of sentient organism for Mother's Day so my conscience is clear.