3 things to remember when you have the Mother’s Day grumps

March 5, 2016

It’s that time of year again… Mother’s Day, and for the last couple of days I have had the grumps. Or more accurately, the Mother’s Day grumps.

The media tells me that us mums should be taking it easy, having a lie-in with breakfast in bed, which should then ultimately be followed by wonderful surprises and gifts. And… if your extra lucky a wonderful lunch in or out that has not been cooked by your own fair hands!

It’s our day to relax and be appreciated. How hard can that be… right?


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Hahaha! Like that’s going to happen with a very little one and a husband who thinks a treat is taking you for HIS favourite cooked breakfast at the local brasserie on the green.


When the grump takes hold, here are 3 things that I like to remember

1) The little one will only be little for a very short time. Embrace your soggy cereal and stewed tea offerings while you can. Before you know it you will be sobbing your heart out in distant memory of the sticky icky stuff.

2) You have the opportunity to show husband the same (un) thoughtfulness in a few months when it’s Father’s Day. Hehehe! Only joking. I always make sure Little Button is able to give daddy a good knees-up on Father’s Day. But it makes me giggle.

3) Mother’s Day isn’t really about getting more presents, you already have the most important gift of all. Love.


Family means you will always love, and be loved for the rest of your life.


What did you get up to this Mother’s Day?


Thank you to the lovely Becky over at Cuddle Fairyย for having me as co-host for this weeks Candid Cuddles linky.

Linking up to #CandidCuddlesย |ย #MarvMondays

23 responses to “3 things to remember when you have the Mother’s Day grumps”

  1. randommusings29 says:

    I think Mother’s Day becomes more about spoiling mum once the kids are old enough to plan it themselves. prior to that, it’s still mum doing everything lol ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for hosting #candidcuddles

  2. My favourite part of mother’s day is the things that little ones make for your at school. I’ll be devastated when that stops! Love your family quote so true family love should be unconditional.

  3. When I was married, my ex never did anything for me on Mother’s Day. He celebrated with his mother but I got left out and when the kids were too small to even know what Mother’s Day was, yes, I expected him to step up but he didn’t. After a few years of that, I just blew off Mother’s Day altogether. It was just another day for me. Until last year when I decided I wasn’t going to just to the normal every day things that I always did. I took my kids hiking with me and the three of us had a great time! Your quote is spot on because I know I will always have my boys. I don’t need a holiday to remind me of that. Instead, I use that day now to do things with them that they love to do and that means more than any present. Popping over from #candidcuddles. Thank you for co-hosting!

  4. reimerandruby says:

    I still made our dinner today unfortunately, no day off for me even on Mother’s Day. Well, my husband went to work so that’s his excuse while kids still so little to do all this stuff. That’s Mother’s Day for me, doing my role as a mother which I think I’m so good at, lol. Happy Mother’s Day to you! Hope you’re showered with so much love today and always! #candidcuddles

  5. Happy Mothers Day to you. We don’t celebrate until May here and my hubby usually has to work so I enjoy my kids but still don’t get a day off. Hope you have a wonderful day and thank you for co-hostessing! #candidcuddles.

  6. Happy Mother’s Day! Today I enjoyed lots of cuddles with my baby boy. And we shared some chocolate cake. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. G says:

    Happy mothers days! gorgeous quote and I’m with you on the grumps! I had my birthday Saturday so got myself a lie in and another today, I have well and truely milked this weekend ๐Ÿ™‚ #candidcuddles

  8. mackenzieglanville says:

    Oh I just adore the sketch!! Brilliant. My kids are a little older now and my 11 year old loves to make a fuss, it really is so sweet. Having them is the best gift in the world, there was a time I thought I wouldn’t be a mother, but I kept fighting and now I have 3 children who I just adore! Mothers day for us in Australia is in May, but happy mothers day to you and thank you for co-hosting #candidcuddles

  9. Glad I’m not the only one. When I got into bed last night and my husband asked if I had a nice day, my response was it was much the same as a regular Sunday. Only upon asking him about what we’d done that was any different did it dawn on him that maybe a bit of pre planning should have gone into it. Let’s hope as my girls get older they kick Dad into shape.

  10. Gorgeous post – I love the last quote that you will always be loved with your family. So true and so special xx #candidcuddles

  11. gimmiefive says:

    It definitely gets more fun and enjoyable as your children get older. My partner likes to remind me I’m not his mother!! This year we did the weekly shop, but I got to choose a few treats for myself and my children tidied their room! Their gift to me apparently #candidcuddles

  12. Lisa@IntoTheGlade says:

    Oh I am a bit of a humbug about ‘card days’ and that includes Mother’s Day.My daughter is at the other end of the age scale and, it really annoys me that my eldest feels under pressure to come all the way home from Uni. I will see her at Easter, she is busy and has a weekend job too, I am honestly not bothered. But it does bother me that the media etc make her feel guilty and don’t even get me started on them being exploited by the florists ha! But you are right, the baby days are gone too soon and I do miss those times. Happy belated Mother’s Day and thank you for hosting xx

  13. This is such a lovely quote! I do love my family so much ๐Ÿ™‚ #CandidCuddles

  14. I like your thinking. Mother’s day comes first and so the effort (or lack of) that goes into it shall be reciprocated on Father’s Day haha. My hubby totally forgot it last year, and this year he managed a card (but that was pretty much the total of my Mother’s Day effort). Meh. Ah well. At least I was prepared and had already bought myself a huge box of chocolates! ๐Ÿ˜‰ The tots were their usual wonderful selves, but I’m sure that they hugged me a little bit longer than usual? Makes it all worth while doesn’t it. Dawn x

    Popping by through #MarvMondays

  15. So very true ๐Ÿ™‚ I had a very ‘usual’ day for Mothers Day if not a bit harder as husband was struck down by proper flu (not just Man Flu!) on Wednesday. So I prepared dinner for the family plus both sets of parents who came over for the day. But it’s true – it doesn’t matter that I didn’t get a lie in or a bath – I’ve got the love of my family and that’s all that matters ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for co-hosting #candidcuddles

  16. Love this. It was my first Mother’s Day and I still had a terrible nights sleep with my three month old boy but my husband did cook for me and my family too! So I can’t complain to be honest! And having such a lovely little bubba is definitely enough. #MarvMondays

  17. Love the post, totally true its nearly impossible have a day of from being mom and getting pampered. My husband tries but doesn’t cook so breakfast usually involves brining me a Starbucks coffee which I love and some take out breakfast so I am grateful. Hope you had a good day yesterday, thanks for hosting and sharing. #candidcuddles

  18. Mrs Tubbs says:

    Love the drawing! It’s beautiful. I figure as long as I get a card, I’m good ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Mrs Lighty says:

    Aww cute post!! Hope you did have a good one?? ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Becky, Cuddle Fairy says:

    What a fun post!! I think mothers day can be a mixed bag due to the high expectations we may have for it lol I think your quote & take away advice is just brilliant & so true! It’s been lovely to have you co-host again! xx #CandidCuddles

  21. Fionnuala says:

    Oh yes, been there plenty of times. This is a nice, honest post.

  22. I never know which to celebrate really, whether in March or May. Since I’m in Mexico, the logical thing would be to celebrate in May. Last year we went out for a quick lunch then my husband had to go to work. This year, who knows? When Emma starts school is when it gets serious as here they tend to have Mothers Day festivals, with the kids preparing dances and songs for their mums. It can get quite emotional! But as you say, the important thing is to be with the family. #KCACOLS

  23. Oh its so true. Sometimes things dont always go as we hope/plan/dream for, but I think your three reminders are good ones and the type of things I try to remind myself of when I’m having these types of days ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Emily

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