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  • What I Really Want This Mothers Day

    Yes ladies that’s right, our day of celebration is fast approaching; Mothers Day. A day to celebrate that we are kicking arse at raising kids, keeping them alive, and not (entirely) losing the plot whilst doing so. Winning, right?!

    Of course I already have a list of things I want to hint to the husband that this hard working Mama would like for Mothers Day (let’s be honest my son isn’t going to be the one choosing gifts at this point so for now I’m going to take full advantage of that because in about four years I expect I’ll be given mudpies and worms for my Mothers Day gifts) and these include treats from Lush, Rosie@ Autograph and…. Aldi (bubbly – it’s the best).

    But in all seriousness, there are far more important things this little lush would like for Mothers Day

    **must point out Bubbly is important; it’s Mummy medicine and a life line when we get to mid week chaos…… I mean Friday’s….!**

    All the bubbles please

    • Sleep! I spend half my life moaning that I am tired. I am boring myself now. A lie in till the dizzy heights of 8am should suffice for about three days
    • Breakfast in Bed; including bucks fizz – which is ENTIRELY acceptable at any hour on a day of celebration!
    • Wine. Specifically Prosecco (champagne if you’re hitting up Aldi – its only a tenner)!
    • A massage – an actual one not a half hearted one handed attempt whilst you play CLASH OF FUCKING CLANS (official name I believe) on your phone.
    • An hour of silence. Time to ourselves is precious!
    • To go for a drive, alone, with the music (specifically One D) blaring out!
    • Cheese. Bread. Cake. Cheesecake. All the carbs.
    • To not see or hear the washing machine for a whole day!
    • To go somewhere that requires me to wear heels! I miss the pinching pain those beauties give me!
    • To go to the loo without any company – that includes the cat!
    • To not have to deal with the toddler showering me with any bodily fluids!
    • And to have a whole day of not having to change any nappies!

    But one thing I really want to do is to say thank you.

    Now obviously I want some thanks as well, for being a downright awesome Mama with the patience of a saint.

    But I want to say thank you to the Mamas showing others that it’s OK if things are a bit shit sometimes. It’s OK to wear leggings 3 days running, it’s OK to swear under your breath, it’s OK to sometimes bribe your tantrum filled child with mini cheddars, it’s OK to have a cry for no other reason than you’re having a day when you’re really really fucked off.

    Thank you to my fellow Mamas who’ve said they’ve had enough and can’t take anymore. To the mamas that admit they miss the person they were before baby came along. To the mamas that admit it’s not as easy as they thought it would be. To the Mamas who understand the torture that is sleep deprivation, softplay, and Iggle Piggle. To the mamas who, this Mothers Day, just want to sneak off to the bathroom, pee in peace, run a bath, have a guilt free glass of wine, and a bar of chocolate (that they don’t have to share)!

    To the Mamas who deserve a bloody big thank you; just for being Mum and for reminding us that we’re all in this together.

    To my Mama – I never respected her enough before I was a Mum myself. Now I am forever grateful for everything she has done for me in my life.

    To the Mamas that read my blog, that share the horrors of leaking boobs, toddlers that refuse to nap, and attempting to get your kid to eat anything that isn’t beige! To the Mamas who have become my friends that I couldn’t be without. To all of you who let me share the chaos with you.

    Happy Mothers Day! You’re all legends. *sends prosecco*




    1. March 13, 2017 / 10:04 am

      Love this, hope you have a lovely day, will borrow some of these for my Mum xx

    2. March 13, 2017 / 11:02 am

      I think you may have had a sneaky look at my wish list for Mother’s Day this year – it is exactly the same ha! I would also add a nice bubbly bath in peace without having the toddler banging on the door every 5 minutes screaming “abiiiiiiiii” (yes, when he can’t find me he calls out my name, not Mummy!) I also agree with you about how much I respect my mum now I am a mum – I knew she was awesome of course, but until I had my own baby, I didn’t truly realise HOW awesome she is #MarvMondays
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    3. March 13, 2017 / 7:32 pm

      Aww I love this..I’m totally sending hubby to Aldi to get some of that £10 champagne haha. Yes I totally have soo much more love for my mum now I am a mum too, I loved her before obviously but now I know how hard being a mum is I think she’s a friggin saith for bringing up 4 of us and doing a fine job of it too. Hope you have a lovely mother’s day hun and Sam manages to put his phone down for 10minutez to give you your massage!xx #marvmondays
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    4. March 13, 2017 / 10:52 pm

      Fi, I love this post! Totally inspired to write something similar after reading this (if nothing more than to hint at the Mr, ha!). You totally deserve an awesome mamas day, so I hope your Mr reads this and takes note. Raising babies is not easy, and raising boys (I am now finding out) is exhasting (why do they never sit still?!). So heres to us and mothers day. Long may we lay in, eat all the chocolate, and drink all the prosecco! Fab post, thanks for sharing it on #MarvMondays. Em x

    5. March 14, 2017 / 10:24 am

      Thank you ? Happy Mother’s day to you too, I’d love that hour of peace and to be able to go to the loo alone too. #DreamTeam

    6. March 14, 2017 / 10:54 am

      Happy mothet’s day to you and thank you for writing your wonderful, honest blog! I love your list – I would so love a day where I can go to the loo alone and eat biscuits and chocolate without hiding behind the fridge door or waiting until bedtime ? And I’ve always known my mum was amazing but my respect for her is definitely at an all time high now that I’m a mother! #DreamTeam
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    7. March 14, 2017 / 4:11 pm

      Haha, great list. All I want is a day by myself, no kids, no husband, no phone just bed, TV, books, champagne, ice cream and pizza! Yvadney x #DreamTeam

    8. March 14, 2017 / 11:04 pm

      I loved this list. It is super cute. We really don’t for much. I hope you have a wonderful Mothers Day!

    9. March 15, 2017 / 8:22 pm

      I hope you get everything you want! I am going to add cheese bread to my list also! 🙂

    10. March 21, 2017 / 1:30 pm

      Love this post! I agree on the thank you – there are some amazing moms out there spreading the word on what motherhood is really about & it inspires & uplights us all! I agree on the appropriateness of bucks fizz at any time lol Happy Mother’s Day! Thank you for sharing with #BloggerClubUK x

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