Happy Mothers Day!
What has your child done for you today to make you happy?
A kiss when they came running in to see you this morning?
A lovely snuggle in your bed together before you got up?
Brought you breakfast in bed?
Given you a handmade card?
Picked you some flowers from the garden?
Would it have meant more to you if they had taken you to an expensive restaurant or bought you some expensive jewellery? – obviously courtesy of daddy’s credit card rather than their piggy bank!
If you are anything like me then the answer will be ‘no’. It is the little things they do that mean the most to us. And it is the little things that we do for them that mean the most to them too.
Kids don’t need glamorous holidays to be happy. They don’t need to go to a theme park once a month to feel the excitement of the exhilarating rides. They don’t need to go to a club every single night of the week to give them opportunity to grow and flourish. They don’t need to be bought expensive toys every week to feel that you love them.
I went to a mothers day assembly at my sons school on Friday and each of the children from reception took it in turns to stand up and say why they loved their mum. All I heard were little voices saying ‘she cuddles me lots’, ‘she plays with me’, ‘she makes me yummy food’……………. Although my little ray of sunshine got stage fright and couldn’t get his words out, he later told me that he meant to say ‘I love my mum because she sings to me in the bath’. This is something that I have done with all of my boys since they were born and I had no idea how much they loved it until now. Not one single child in this assembly said something materialistic.
It is the little things that we do for them that mean the most. These are the things that they will hold fond memories of as they grow up. Giving them a hug when they wake up in the morning. Forgetting about the cleaning for an hour whilst you play with them. Spending a few precious moments alone together at bed time as you tuck them in. My boys absolutely love the ten minutes of uninterrupted mummy time they get with me at bedtime where we chat about our day or cuddle up reading a book together.
We may not always feel appreciated by our children all of the time but trust me, whether they know it or not, all of the little things that you do for them now will be the things that they cherish forever.
Ask your child today what they love most about you and share their answers here in the comments section. Let’s see how much mummy love there is going on today!
Happy Mothers Day to all you amazing mums out there. xx