My sons are 24 and 19 so big enough to buy their own cards and flowers , I have had a lovely bouquet, but when they were small my ex used to arrang all that. It made me think that I hope all the mums with younger children have someone to arrange this for them. If not , your children love you anyway and you don''t need a card or present to prove it .
Happy Mothers Day x
I never gave a monkeys for all these days invented by clintons cards. And here I am sitting up in bed. Kids had said they wanted to make me breakfast and I had said (because I don''t sleep) that I''d rather have a lie in but a cup of tea would be nice. So my son brought me a cup and we had a cuddle. Lovely.
Got an email from some organisation or other re how to manage Mother''s Day if separated. Advice re if the kids are due to be w dad that day etc. and I saw the advice to dads was to show their appreciation of their x as the mother of their children. This is what is making me weep this morning (there''s always something, sorry) - I am being mother AND father to my children, caring for them in this terrible period in all of our lives, their teenage years, the loss of their father, mother gaga with grief, no money, strangers in the house, loss of home and school, huge uncertainty. He is providing nothing but ongoing trauma, upset and financial hardship (oh and threats). A long way from the suggestions of appreciation like bunches of flowers or a little note!