Sunday, 3 April 2011

Mothering Sunday

Being the first Sunday in the month, this is Storytelling Sunday and, in the UK at least, it is also Mothering Sunday, so I've been thinking about Mother's Days past (and presents). 

Mothers.  We all had one. Some of us are fortunate enough to be one. Sometimes we gain extra ones along the journey. As I grow older I find I’m turning into mine in many ways, and she, in turn, has become someone else. The dynamic has shifted and now I’m the one asked for advice rather than reluctantly taking it. Eventually, I hope, my daughter will let me lean on her in the same way that I am supporting my mother now.

Mother's Day Card - Jimjams

Today I will be handing over a simple home-made Mother’s Day card and a small token gift. I too will receive a card. Or three. One arrived in the post yesterday and is waiting on the mantelpiece as No.1 Son seems to have rejoined the Human Race - I have a LOT to thank his lovely girlfriend for.

I’ve never expected too much in the way of presents for Mothering Sunday; I’d rather have a bit of TLC than an overpriced bunch of flowers or a calorific box of chocolates. Hubby “helped” the kids to buy me a garden strimmer one year - officially my worst Mother's Day gift - ever!! Conversely, the best present in recent years was this little trolley coin - a daily reminder that I am blessed with loving offspring (especially when they are less than likeable!).

Mother's Day Coin Key-ring

So what am I hoping for today? Well, if my luck is in, I’ll be woken with a plate of Marmite toast and a mug of tea. If I'm really lucky, Child No.3 will check that any flowers she picks from the garden for decorating my tray don’t have any baby slugs clinging to them! That was a memorable breakfast in bed I can tell you!

I'm sure there will be more tales of mothering and other subjects over at High In The Sky - do check out the other Sunday Storytellers.

24 comments:

Mary B said...

I like the bit about the slugs ;D

Tracy said...

Lol, I laughed at the slugs story, sounds like something my DD would do. Have a great day.

alexa said...

Thoughtful story about mums and daughters ... Loved the bit about the breakfast in bed and hope this year's is bug-free!

Amy said...

Oh yes, here's to a slug free breakfast!
Happy Mother's Day :-)

Sian said...

Have a wonderful day Jemma whatever it has in store!

We are off to spend the day with my mum - 150 mile round trip. I always seem to spend Mothers Day in the car (but at least they let me pick the music!)

The school children on my layout are from a sheet of Jenni Bowlin paper

Jo said...

Have a great, slug free, Mother's Day Jemma :)

Gail said...

Loved the bit about the slugs. Hope today's flowers are bug free.

scrappyjacky said...

Well, I cetainly hope it was slug free!!!!
Have a great Mothers Day.

S said...

Thanks for sharing; our roles as Mothers certainly evolve as we go, don't they. Have a great day.

Angelfish said...

Hope you got your Marmite toast and your breakfast tray was slug free!

Fiona x

Jo.C said...

Happy Mother's day - you have made me smile - thank you.

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

A lovely tale for all mothers. Happy Mother's Day to you - we don't celebrate Mother's Day in the US until May. :o)

furrypig said...

the strimmer story is a classic! I laughed out loud, the slugs were quite amusing too! Hope you got your marmite toast and tea! Enjoy your day xxx

Julie Ann Shahin said...

Great story. Happy Mothering Day! xoxo

Becky said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I do hope that you got your marmite on toast in bed - without the slugs on the flowers! Happy Mothering Sunday to you :)

mary ann said...

Lovely story - Happy Mother's day! Last year I told my husband we did not have to observe Mother's Day - and foolishly he believed me. let's just say we will be marking it this year!

Ginger said...

Cute story! Happy Mothers Day :)

Alison said...

Hope there were no slugs and that you had a lovely day!

Alison xx

Miriam said...

Oh gosh, mothers day is nearly over. Hope yours was lovely and slug free! x

Cheri said...

Hope you had a great day and all your slug-free wishes came true.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Ok - the slug comment made me laugh out loud!!! Thanks for sharing your story today.
Rinda

favouriteworkofart said...

Love your musings! Oh, and yuck, slugs in bed - no, no, no!!!

Mary Ellyn said...

I am learning so much from reading blogs from classmates: I never knew that Mother's Day was celebrated in April in the UK, just assumed it was the same everywhere or never really thought about it I guess. It is so true that as we age we become "parents" to our parents and they become "children" to their children, even though I can't imagine it happening to me and my children, I am sure it will. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

humel said...

Eww... Slugs? Marmite toast?! Not keen on either! lol at the strimmer - luckily my husband has never made that mistake. He'd only make it once!! ;-)