If you could ask for one thing, just one thing, on mother’s day and get it, what would it be?
I am trying to decide between a pile of cash and five hours alone to spend it in Penney’s. Or taking that pile of cash and buying a year’s membership for our family of 6 in the leisure centre.
Would you fancy having the house all to yourself? Or even going out for a few drinks and getting to stay in bed until dinnertime the next day. Then watching TV for the rest of it.
What about a massive make-up hamper full of quality products and not your usual recession friendly dupes? Maybe being taken out for a nice meal where all you have to do is cut up your own meat, pour your own drink/s, (alcoholic) and look after your own self in the bathroom as your other half looks after the kids so you can eat and then digest your meal without leaving your seat eleventeen times.
Would a half day at a beauty spa float your boat? How about a simple flower arrangement, some chocolates and that book you’ve been waiting for to come on general release?
Maybe it’s a lie-on you’re after. Even for an hour. To take a shower or a bath without company. To read the papers, uninterrupted, with a cup of coffee.
If I am asked, and I say if because my boys are still quite young, but if I am asked what I would like, this is what I will ask for: a big hug from each of them.
And then maybe the house to myself for the rest of the day.