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#126 Fresh Start

Posted 13 May 2019 - 01:34 PM

View Post71Cath, on 13 May 2019 - 09:31 AM, said:

Nothing.  I'm pretty disappointed actually, DS19 and DD15 are old enough to make some sort of effort.  It feels selfish and petty and self-indulgent being disappointed, but it is what it is I guess.

I did the Mother's Day Classic 5km walk around the lake, so at least I was helping someone.

We had pizza for dinner so I didn't have to cook (it's the only take away we can agree on, I would have prefered Chinese)

I’m sorry they did that. I think if my 16 and 19 year old let me down like that I’d have got myself the takeaway I like and left them to fend for themselves.

Edited by Fresh Start, 13 May 2019 - 01:35 PM.


#127 Caribou

Posted 13 May 2019 - 01:37 PM

View Post71Cath, on 13 May 2019 - 09:31 AM, said:

Nothing.  I'm pretty disappointed actually, DS19 and DD15 are old enough to make some sort of effort.  It feels selfish and petty and self-indulgent being disappointed, but it is what it is I guess.

I did the Mother's Day Classic 5km walk around the lake, so at least I was helping someone.

We had pizza for dinner so I didn't have to cook (it's the only take away we can agree on, I would have prefered Chinese)

Pull them up on it. They’re old enough to know better. No need to protect their feelings. They need to think of others too.

#128 Ellie bean

Posted 13 May 2019 - 01:59 PM

View Post71Cath, on 13 May 2019 - 09:31 AM, said:

Nothing.  I'm pretty disappointed actually, DS19 and DD15 are old enough to make some sort of effort.  It feels selfish and petty and self-indulgent being disappointed, but it is what it is I guess.

I did the Mother's Day Classic 5km walk around the lake, so at least I was helping someone.

We had pizza for dinner so I didn't have to cook (it's the only take away we can agree on, I would have prefered Chinese)
Screw em. No birthday presents for them this year, and next mother’s day, Chinese for dinner.
I was really cross with my 6yo who didn’t want to see the movie I picked yesterday (of course she ended up loving it) purely because it wasn’t all about her. I dread the teenage years!

Edited by Ellie bean, 13 May 2019 - 02:00 PM.


#129 2_little_boys

Posted 13 May 2019 - 02:18 PM

DS12 in tears when I got up before him because he wanted to make breakfast in bed for me.  He woke DS16 and they made breakfast from my meal plan (new diet)

I bought myself a cardigan, diet cookbook and earrings.  DS16 got me candles.  DS12 from MD stall go gardening tools (I never garden :|), a love heart stress ball and something else.

#130 PrincessPeach

Posted 13 May 2019 - 02:22 PM

View Post71Cath, on 13 May 2019 - 09:31 AM, said:

Nothing.  I'm pretty disappointed actually, DS19 and DD15 are old enough to make some sort of effort.  It feels selfish and petty and self-indulgent being disappointed.

a card with words of appreciation doesn't cost much money - it's not a petty feeling at all.

#131 marple

Posted 13 May 2019 - 02:26 PM

Very lucky.
A cooked brekky and a roast dinner from DH, plus new slippers which were very  needed. A gorgeous handmade card and bag charm from the 7yo - we don't have a stall they make something little instead.
Funniest part was he filled in one of those "My Mum" pages (where they fill in the blanks about your hair colour and things you like and do ) and gave me that too. Apparently I am very good at feeding the cats and my favourite drink is wine :rofl: he did write (maybe) after that . So funny.

The 3 adult ones gave me expensive wine ( I sense a theme) choccies and a commitment for 2 hours help next weekend on the house and garden. The one that causes all the uproar in our home , also bought me a beautiful plant and cleaned my car ( I think he is starting to realise he owes me big time :) ).  Couldn't ask for more really.


This was pretty much my first really good day after a horror start to the year so hopefully those who have had a crappy day have  better days ahead.

Edited by marple, 13 May 2019 - 02:27 PM.


#132 2_little_boys

Posted 13 May 2019 - 02:46 PM

View Postmarple, on 13 May 2019 - 02:26 PM, said:

Very lucky.
A cooked brekky and a roast dinner from DH, plus new slippers which were very  needed. A gorgeous handmade card and bag charm from the 7yo - we don't have a stall they make something little instead.
Funniest part was he filled in one of those "My Mum" pages (where they fill in the blanks about your hair colour and things you like and do ) and gave me that too. Apparently I am very good at feeding the cats and my favourite drink is wine :rofl: he did write (maybe) after that . So funny.



DS12 did one of those 2-3 years ago.  Apparently Im "a really good c*ck" :huh: :rofl:

#133 Lady Sybil Vimes

Posted 13 May 2019 - 04:51 PM

The parts of Mother’s Day that I organised - breakfast at a café with DH, MIL & kids - were good. The parts that DH were responsible for - looking after the kids so I could have a rest - were hopeless. He eventually slunk off to bed after I pointed this out.

Still. It was better than last year. Marginally.

#134 AnythingGoes

Posted 13 May 2019 - 05:37 PM

I was pretty spoilt- cooked breakfast and dinner, and a bottle of Bailey's from DH. Mother's day stall present from DS, and a card with things written about me (apparently the thing I'm good at is being silly).

Lunch with the in laws. And a phone call to my mum with only a few passive agressive digs thrown in (since DS my mother's day gift to myself is not seeing my mum on mother's day).

#135 rainycat

Posted 13 May 2019 - 05:54 PM

I really feel for the mums with the thoughtless partners and kids that couldn’t be a*sed to do anything.
Very sad to read that a couple of the solo mums that bend over backwards and do everything for their kids were ignored.
You are fantastic parents and deserve so much more.




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