In many corners of the world, this Sunday is dedicated to all mother figures: new mums, stay-at-home-mums, single mums, mothers who are full-time writers and even mummy men.
Mother’s Day Roots
The modern American holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908. At first the US Congress rejected a proposal to make it an official holiday, but in 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed the proclamation creating Mother’s Day as a national holiday. Good on that man!
Gifts and Goodies
As with any good holiday, there are gifts and goodies involved. What have you bought your special mother figure this Sunday? Flowers? Something shiny? Perhaps you found an alternative gift, like a spa day or shopping spree? I found a lovely little teacup and saucer in Clinton’s – perfect for Mum to pour her wine into.
Over the last few weeks, we’ve been organising several Family Fun Days and anniversary parties, and have come to realise just how much better an event can be when celebrating with your loved ones. A family is like a great recipe – mostly sweet with a few nuts, as that famous person said (actually I think it was Bruce Almighty.) So take Mum along to that Family Fun Day you have lined up this summer. Introduce your new partner to your colleagues at the office Christmas party. Hire a bouncy castle for the kids. Believe me, they’ll thank you for it.
We hope you spoil your mum rotten this Mother’s Day, and if you’re the lady of the hour, kick back, relax and be as bossy as you want. They owe it to you.