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#51 MrsLexiK

Posted 12 May 2019 - 10:23 AM

View Postkimasa, on 12 May 2019 - 08:04 AM, said:

A mug that says "I love my grandkids".

Clearly no one was giving the preps a hand at the mothers day stall.
I wouldn’t be so sure. I had one adamant she was giving a “mummy” mug to her grandparent.

We had all helpers and all teachers helping students but there are only so many helpers and many more students, also the pre kids didn’t know many of the helpers.

OP I’m sorry your DH was horrid. I would be open when his mother asks you. I would be so disappointed if either of my boys didn’t respect the other parent of my grand children.

#52 Lou-bags

Posted 12 May 2019 - 10:25 AM

View PostFresh Start, on 12 May 2019 - 10:16 AM, said:

I’m sorry your DH let you down, I’m also sorry lots of advice was to adjust your expectations. No he should be kinder to the mother if his child. Also, please don’t be embarrassed by his lack of effort - that’s on him not you.

Yes to this. Sorry, I completely overlooked the OP in my reply. That’s not ok.

DH has let me down by not making an effort in the past and it sucks. He doesn’t care much about this kind of thing (and tbh I don’t a great deal either) BUT I told him I was sad and let down because I feel like it’s important for our boys to see and participate in honouring the people in their lives. That was a light bulb for him. It’s not only about the recipient.

I hope your day gets better ❤️

And if anyone asks what you got, talk about the daycare craft stuff. That’s my fave stuff and what I most love to hear about anyway so I’m sure it’ll satisfy any nosy parkers.

#53 Chee72

Posted 12 May 2019 - 10:29 AM

Gifts from my sons and f’all from the husband. Not even wishing me a happy mother’s day. I want and need to leave him. Five months ago I told him I was utterly miserable with him, he overdosed. So...

#54 cardamom

Posted 12 May 2019 - 10:31 AM

I don't have kids yet but when I called my mum this morning 4yo niece screamed "HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY CARDAMOM!" down the phone so I'll take that :laugh: :wub:  Apparently there's also a gift from 2yo niece for being her 'extra mummy', which I'm very touched by.

Sending love to those who are having a tough day.

Edited by cardamom, 12 May 2019 - 10:33 AM.

#55 lizzybirdsworth

Posted 12 May 2019 - 10:43 AM

Kids fighting from the minute they woke up and dh yelling at them for fighting and biting (ds3 better get out of this phase 😡). Then I got 3 blocks of chocolate, and from the Mother’s Day stalk a bottle of marshmallows, a bracelet and a heart bath bomb and ds2 made a wall hanging

#56 annodam

Posted 12 May 2019 - 10:47 AM

We don't do gifts really.
Usually I get a card & some choccies but haven't received anything just yet, the kids are asleep still.
I know we're going out to lunch later though.
DH has gone out, left about an hour ago (probably grocery shopping) & the dog is staying right by me, at least he loves me!


ETA:  I forgot, I did win the raffle at our Clubs fundraiser last night though, so technically I did get a plush throw & a bottle of champers for Mother's Day.

Edited by annodam, 12 May 2019 - 10:50 AM.

#57 DirtyStreetPie

Posted 12 May 2019 - 10:49 AM

Well. My husband and son were planning on bringing me coffee in bed. So, I stayed in bed and waited, but my husband was absorbed in his phone. So I jumped out of bed and went to make the coffee myself, which is when my husband came to his senses, apologised, and made the coffee while I went back to bed (my son was insistent that I stay in bed hahaha).

And then my husband brought me breakfast and took my son out for the morning. So I'm home alone, and it's brilliant!!!

He also bought me a book on web design, which I really needed, as I'm a total noob at picking colours and layouts.

ETA: Oh, and I also received a silicon baking set from kinder. My son wanted to keep it for himself (to use with play dough) and I told him that would make me sad, because I'd rather use it for special mummy-son baking adventures. So we used it a few days ago to make little cakes. It was fun. :)

ETA2: I care nothing for gifts, but I do love my little baking set and my web design book.

Edited by DirtyStreetPie, 12 May 2019 - 10:53 AM.

#58 Daffy2016

Posted 12 May 2019 - 11:00 AM

A few things I picked out myself, which was lovely.


DH has the flu (actual, not man variety). DD has a cold.

So in addition I received either virus (hard to tell which one yet), sole responsibility for the child, and a massive tantrum at the shops. Awesome.

#59 Bono25

Posted 12 May 2019 - 11:42 AM

I'm sorry to those with selfish so and sos. It's really not that hard to say three words.
I got a bottle of volka and fudge after a nothing year last year. And a lovely picture ds drew at school of me making his hair spikey with ice cream!

#60 22Fruitmincepies

Posted 12 May 2019 - 11:49 AM

I got a sleep in (well I got to go back to bed after breastfeeding DS, no more sleeping happened), a little box of chocolates, some flowers, an almond croissant and a coffee. DD also spent time this morning making me a card, and is now making one for my mum. DH also got DD to help tidy up last night so I was able to wake up to a tidy living room which was great.

#61 MandaMama

Posted 12 May 2019 - 11:54 AM

I got my requested sleep-in, which was much-needed given a week of late shifts plus early mornings plus stressful uni assignment.

DH made me breakfast in bed. He attempted eggs Benedict (my favourite) although eggs were undercooked and the hollandaise was runny so couldn't eat most of it, but hey, he tried. The coffee was good!

Kids gave me a pile of stuff bought from their various Mothers Day stalls. DS spent the whole $10 I gave him - amazing what that will buy at one of these stalls. I really wish they wouldn't as I hate "stuff" but for DS in particular who is only 7, Iike him to have the social experience of purchasing something. But by crikey they sell some crap. I doubt I'll use/wear any of it! The homemade cards were lovely and DD1 (nearly 14) wrote some lovely things in hers that she'd probably never say to my face.

I'm still in bed (it's nearly noon!) but will get up soon and do the rest of the washing and sit down at my desk for the rest of the day to start more uni assignments.

OP I'm sorry you've been overlooked and hope your day improves xx

#62 Popper

Posted 12 May 2019 - 12:02 PM

Tickets to a show, flowers, bath salts. Breakfast in bed and the kids wrote and performed a song! Unfortunately I have come down with a head cold so our fancy lunch out is cancelled but it has been a special day so far. Happy Mother's Day everyone!

#63 Chchgirl

Posted 12 May 2019 - 12:07 PM

I don't personally like mother's day/valentines day etc as i find them over commercialised, i don't even like fuss made for my birthday,  i try to keep it low key for me. I don't have a partner, my daughter (17) made a card for me and gavevmd some chocolate and a bunch of roses. Lovely, totally unexpected.

Sometimes i find it hard and grit my teeth but this was nice.

I miss the mother's day stalls at primary school though!

#64 *cough*

Posted 12 May 2019 - 12:09 PM

A diamond band as a push present from DP.
My fav chocolates from our newborn and pjs from the boys.

PLUS nearly 7 hours sleep.

But I’ve had terrible days in the past with my toxic mother so I know just how horrible this day can be.

Very grateful

#65 *cough*

Posted 12 May 2019 - 12:10 PM

weird double post

Edited by *cough*, 12 May 2019 - 12:11 PM.


Posted 12 May 2019 - 12:36 PM

Things are improving. A beautiful brunch, some champagne and  l’occitane products and I am feeling much more cheery.

#67 MrsG2

Posted 12 May 2019 - 12:48 PM

View Postcardamom, on 12 May 2019 - 10:31 AM, said:

I don't have kids yet but when I called my mum this morning 4yo niece screamed "HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY CARDAMOM!" down the phone so I'll take that :laugh: :wub:  Apparently there's also a gift from 2yo niece for being her 'extra mummy', which I'm very touched by.

Sending love to those who are having a tough day.

That’s super cute !!!

Sending u hugs wonderstruck xo

#68 Silverstreak

Posted 12 May 2019 - 01:10 PM

Mothers Day is usually low key in this house, but that's fine with me.

Mum and I wished each other a happy mothers day over the phone, which was lovely.

DS had a great sleep, which meant we all did! He made me a beautiful laminated picture with his fingerprints on it, just what I love and some rocky road he made in cooking class, so I ate that the other day.

DH has been very sick this week, but he's well enough to make home made pizza for dinner. As long as I don't have to cook, I'm happy. Will take DS for a walk around the lake soon.

Big hugs to all having a rough day today xo

#69 cardamom

Posted 12 May 2019 - 01:13 PM

View PostMrsG2, on 12 May 2019 - 12:48 PM, said:

That’s super cute !!!

She's just been to visit brandishing a lovely card as well as an incredibly garish, brightly-coloured bath bomb that she apparently picked out herself  :wub:

#70 Crooked Frame

Posted 12 May 2019 - 01:36 PM

A broken foot. And some ugg boots. Hopefully I’ll be able to wear them in a couple weeks! I missed a step at the bottom of the stairs. Thankfully my mum and MIL are helping take care of our 4yo and my DW is waiting on me hand and foot (because she has no choice lol)

#71 Navy Blue

Posted 12 May 2019 - 01:38 PM

View Postamdirel, on 12 May 2019 - 10:15 AM, said:

I got a handmade card from each of the kids, and they did breakfast in bed for me this morning. Now I just need them to do some housework for me, and I'll be content.

I have come to the conclusion though that when my kids grow up and have kids, I'm always going to make that effort to secretly arrange something with the grandkids for mothers/fathers/birthday/Christmas, whether they're married or single. I just get a bit sick of my kids being upset that they don't have the money/ability to organise something, because they don't have an adult they can get secret help from. My mum is around, but she likes to do her own gift etc, I'm never sure why she doesn’t jump in to help my kids. Not that she has to of course, but I just think it would be nice.

So much this.

Every birthday/mothers day/Christmas my mum organises things for me on behalf of the kids. I think that my husband is relieved for all I do (getting him off the hook), but not so much appreciative. It's nice though to have someone say 'hey you're doing a good job' and really mean it.

#72 Avocado tree

Posted 12 May 2019 - 01:45 PM

I got some lovely treats from the Mothers Day stall from both my boys.  They make a real fuss, and so does my husband, so I am very lucky.  I am organising a massage for myself next week so that’s my “big” present.  

I am sorry for those whose significant others or children haven’t made a fuss.  It really shows a lack of respect for the role that you play in their lives.  I hope those who DP’s have done nothing today , don’t do anything for them on Father’s Day.  They don’t deserve it.

#73 hoohoobump

Posted 12 May 2019 - 01:49 PM

View Postcardamom, on 12 May 2019 - 01:13 PM, said:

She's just been to visit brandishing a lovely card as well as an incredibly garish, brightly-coloured bath bomb that she apparently picked out herself  :wub:

You are clearly a rockin’ Aunty!

#74 Druidmom

Posted 12 May 2019 - 01:59 PM

DH let me know he would not be able to get to the shops so I went and got what I wanted; a pair of slippers and a new travel mug that fits in my car cup holder. DD made me 3 cards and painted a small pot with a succulent in it. DH made me coffee and then I enjoyed taking the dogs to the dog park while DD played at the nearby skate park.  When we got home DH had washed all the dishes. I can live with this.
hugs to those having a bad day.

#75 Odd-1-Out

Posted 12 May 2019 - 02:16 PM

I got nothing, all good just another day.

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