by Miss Hannah, 13
With all the glitz, glamour and gift advertising that goes along with Mother’s Day, I decided to ask 4 mums, all from my family in Ballarat, what they actually want.
What they said is probably no surprise to the other mums, but may just be some good insight for the kids and significant others out there trying to find the perfect gift… it might just be right in front of you and doesn’t cost a thing!
Julie, 57, Mum of 3 adults and 1 teen (me!)
My perfect Mother’s Day is to have a little bit of a sleep in, some snuggle time and maybe breakfast in bed with my husband and youngest daughter (with or without presents to open) Then, in the afternoon, to visit my Mum and have my older daughter and both sons visit there as well so we can all spend some time together as a family. Most Mother’s Days this is what happens, so I am blessed indeed.
Doreen, 81, Mum of 4, Grandmother of 10 (I’m one of them!) and Great Grandmother of 5
What I want is what I have. A family that loves me, I’m just so blessed! Other than that, phone calls, messages of any sort from my darlings.
Louise (my sister), 36, Mum of 1 toddler
I would really like a day when I didn’t have to do anything. No housework, no cooking and no going out at any set times. Just sleep in, get ready slowly and go out late if I feel like it, or stay home and watch movies. If I had all the money in the world I could add in a foot rub, a massage and a manicure along with a hair appointment to brush my hair for an hour!
Athena (my cousin), 30, Mum of 1 primary school child
All I would love is a full day spent with my daughter doing fun activities, like getting pampered.
So whether your mum is younger or older, has lots of kids or just one kid, it seems like what they really want is to just spend good quality time with their family and enjoy a day of fun. No need for fancy expensive presents, or going over the top.