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#1 Wonderstruck

Posted 12 May 2019 - 07:10 AM

Nothing and to clean up a poosploshion...

Hubby yet again (has done for other occasiond) sheepishly said he couldn't arrange anything...he claims to struggle to come up with ideas and then gets nothing as he cant find anything perfect...

FFS it will be awkward all day when we give our mothers day gifts to our mothers today and tomorrow at work when people ask...

He doesn't get it...I dont need perfect but no effort just feels sh*t.

I suppose I can say DD made me a card at day care...

#2 JomoMum

Posted 12 May 2019 - 07:22 AM

Sorry it’s upset you this morning.

I got nothing either.

I won’t be embarrassed to say that to people, if anyone should happen to enquire about what I got (which I would find strange TBH). I don’t like getting things for the sake of it and honestly told DH I didn’t want anything.

DS drew me a portrait at school, which we’ll pick up tomorrow as he was home sick end of last week.

#3 Sancti-claws

Posted 12 May 2019 - 07:24 AM

I am so sorry, OP.

This is where the Mothers Day stall, for all of its sins, comes into its own - at least you can name the magnetic note pad and teabag in a card in your list...

#4 taters

Posted 12 May 2019 - 07:31 AM

I am getting a card (which i havent opened yet as my DH isnt awake) and DH bought me some new shoes I wanted. I love DHs cards so can't wait to read it :)


Posted 12 May 2019 - 07:35 AM

I got sick kids and a huge injustice that had me awake all night. Yay me.

#6 chillipeppers

Posted 12 May 2019 - 07:35 AM

I got a candle and oven mittens. The candle smells bad and the oven mittens are pink which don’t go with anything in the kitchen. I love them though because my kids chose them in the school stall.

#7 .Jerry.

Posted 12 May 2019 - 07:42 AM

I got nothing too, but am very happy with that.
DP and DD want to do mothers day, but I hate "special days" and much prefer regular days.
When DD was young I played along, but she's old enough now to understand catering to my tastes ;)  .

But it means I usually forget to ring my mother, who does want to be treated specially on mother's day.  

Hope your day gets better OP.

#8 Hands Up

Posted 12 May 2019 - 07:42 AM

Flowers from DH and a framed photo of the kids from our au pair. Both from the kids of course! And a lie in.

Will people really ask tomorrow? I don’t think I’ve ever been asked. If so, just tell them the truth that your husband is sh*t. How old are your kids? Can none of them, kids or husband, organise flowers or a card?

#9 Octopodes

Posted 12 May 2019 - 07:43 AM

DS12 made me a card at school, which is hilarious. DH took him shopping last weekend to get me something, he chose a hot water bottle with a funny dog cover on it. Perfect for someone who loves dogs and hates the cold!

#10 timtam92

Posted 12 May 2019 - 07:48 AM

My son got me chocolates and lollies from the mother’s day stall - perfect gift. I also got some home made artwork which was very cute.  Hubby topped it up with a big mug and some hot chocolate. Child understands me better than hubby!

#11 afterlaughter

Posted 12 May 2019 - 07:53 AM


#12 MarigoldMadge

Posted 12 May 2019 - 07:57 AM

First Mother's Day since separating, and as a family that always made a small fuss for Mothers/Fathers Day, I asked ex repeatedly to make sure DD was ok with everything she had for Mothers Day.

Nah, instead I've a DD in tears because all she has is the item from the stall**. Would it have killed him to even just help make a card??

**which I paid for.

Edited by MarigoldMadge, 12 May 2019 - 08:09 AM.

#13 laridae

Posted 12 May 2019 - 08:04 AM

So far being woken up up DD2 saying happy mothers day 2cm from my face. Then she wanted to make me breakfast in bed so is attempting to make me crumpets. But she's only 4 so I told her to wait until her big sister could help.

DH is still asleep,  as per usual.

Edited by laridae, 12 May 2019 - 08:05 AM.

#14 kimasa

Posted 12 May 2019 - 08:04 AM


A mug that says "I love my grandkids".

Clearly no one was giving the preps a hand at the mothers day stall.

#15 Mmmcheese

Posted 12 May 2019 - 08:12 AM

Hope the day gets better op. I'm happy to send over the godawful picture I got from the mother's Day stall this year if that helps? (Where do they get the stock for these things?!? There weren't really any good choices there!)

I drop heavy hints around present giving occassions. We've had lots of misses here (both ways, I also often suck at giving presents) so we are quite direct and pragmatic now. World doesn't need more landfill.

#16 WaitForMe

Posted 12 May 2019 - 08:15 AM

I asked for chocolates and a cooked breakfast.

However it became clear yesterday that DH hadn't yet bought chocolates which meant supermarket chocolates, so I took matters into my own hands and decided we could go for a drive to a chocolate maker in the hills today.

DD1, I requested a plant from the mothers day stall. Last year, my first year of the stall, I gave her $10 and she saw it as a goal to get as many things as possible for that $10. So this year I gave her $5 and the plant request. However she started to get worried she wouldn't be able to afford anything and I took pity and gave her the $10.

So from her, I got the requested plant, a sequinned eye mask, a homemade jam, and a small box of stationary items. Not too bad, the mask and stationary items will become the kids but I'm happy with the plant and jam.

#17 Meepy

Posted 12 May 2019 - 08:34 AM

Nothing so far, but we are in the process of separating. I know the kids did get me a book because I bought it with them last week and something from the Mother's Day stall, bu due to early sport we haven't had time yet.

#18 Dianalynch

Posted 12 May 2019 - 08:36 AM

Ds and dd gave me gifts from the Mother’s Day stall, including choc honeycomb, bed socks, sports socks (I really like socks) and a candle. Dh bought me a jumper and some hard to find tea that I like and haven’t been able to get for a while. We’ll go for a drive later if ds is well enough, otherwise we’ll relax at home.

To all the DHs  that didn’t bother with Mother’s Day, it’s not that difficult to buy some flowers - thoughtless jerks.


Edited by Dianalynch, 12 May 2019 - 08:37 AM.

#19 Leslie Knope

Posted 12 May 2019 - 08:41 AM

I got a new dressing gown from Cottonon and some tea from T2........ which I ordered myself online.

Kids made me a card each at school, which I love, and got me a token gift each from the Mother’s Day stall (which I gave them money for).

DH can EAD when it’s Fathers Day.

#20 MrsWidget

Posted 12 May 2019 - 08:45 AM

Some homemade cards and some homemade felted soap (Steiner school so no stall). Now I’m lying in bed while DH and kids make breakfast. Perfect Mother’s Day.

Sorry to all those not having a good day.


Posted 12 May 2019 - 08:46 AM

Nothing yet, but its not even 7 am here and one DD is away and the other will be up soon as she has a footy game at 10 am. They are teens, I know they went shopping last week, and hopefully didn't spend too much. Gave them ideas -lip balm, moisturizer, face mask sheet etc

Will people really ask what you got OP?

I find that strange, have never been asked before. It's so overrated these days, just enjoy the day going forward.

Not expecting too much is the key.

#22 maryanneK

Posted 12 May 2019 - 08:46 AM

I'm having a huge sleep in! So good. But now I'm awake and can't wait for the kids to finish their breakfast (thanks DH for getting up with them and doing breakfast) and bring me my present! I know I have some crappy thing from the mother's Day stall and I'm genuinely excited 🤣

#23 nom_de_plume

Posted 12 May 2019 - 08:47 AM

I got nothing because the kids missed the Mother’s Day still at school as they’ve been off sick for 2-3 weeks with the flu.

DP did cook a roast for dinner yesterday and buy a nice bottle of wine, which I *think* may be his way of saying Happy Mother’s Day, although what he actually said was ‘I thought it might be nice to all sit down to dinner together.’ It was, so I’ll give him that.

#24 maryanneK

Posted 12 May 2019 - 08:47 AM

PS marigold madge I'm sorry, that's awful. You too op

#25 Crombek

Posted 12 May 2019 - 08:48 AM

I have ceased expecting something storebought for mother’s day. I just give myself permission to buy what I want whenever through the year lol.

I’m happy with the things the kids made at school & a breakfast I helped cook. All I actually asked for were a whole day without fighting or a whole day by myself. Neither of which I will get.

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