Finally a Mother’s day that I’m actually around for! My mum and I both have “here there and everywhere” lives and seeing each other when it comes to Mother’s Day or birthdays is usually a little bit hit and miss. But so far, fingers crosses, we’re kind of on a roll this year so far. Kind of. This year, Mothering Sunday is on the 11th of March, and Mum will be away, so we celebrated a week early with all my siblings (first time in about 9 months we’ve all been together at once!).
It’s always tricky when it comes to wanting to show Mum how much we care, and treat her to things, buy her gifts, ect. Her favourite thing to say whenever the subject comes up is “It’s my gift for Mother’s Day to shower my kids in love”. Which of course, we don’t complain, but we still want to do nice things for her too.
There seems to be a set list of gifts that you’re trained to think of when it comes to Mother’s Day, as far as I’m aware, it looks something like this:
- Sweet Treats
- Breakfast in Bed
- Homemade Nick-Nacks (if you’re under 10)
..Something like that? Am I forgetting anything? They seem to be the usual.
There is all of this and more that I would love to be able to shower my Mum in, but at the end of the day, when she says there really isn’t anything that she would like more than to just be with us, and really, fully, mother us again for the day, I can’t argue. So all of us together, plus her extended children/our boyfriends, none of us had any problem with letting her fill us all up with her beautiful cooking (If you know my Mum’s food, you’ll know it’s too good to stop eating before you hit a food coma).
Of course we all got little things for her, flowers, chocs and photos. Seeing as how we, her children, are the 5 reasons that she celebrates the day, and that it’s always a special time when we can all be together, I wanted to find a way to make that last.
You’ll see in these pictures here, that I found a clear hanging glass frame, big enough to hold a few different little pictures at once. Somehow, I found images with all of us together, and used the HP Sprocket Printer to easily print a few faces for the frame. I was given my Sprocket for my birthday, and it’s just so clever!
Using Bluetooth to wirelessly transfer your chosen image to the printer, it then uses Zink paper which blows my mind every time! Zink, is Zero Ink paper, cleverly manufactured to use thermal technology to create and bring out colour rather than ink. Genius. When the pictures have printed, they are also sticky backed if you wanted to use them as stickers… Maybe print off your best selfies and stick them around your Mum’s house to remind her who her favourite daughter is, I don’t know, just a suggestion.
After we’d been for a windswept walk, eaten twice our body weight in food, polished off a bottle of red and given mum her gifts, it was such a special time to all crash in the lounge together and mess around with games, and discussing holidays and plans for the year ahead. It wasn’t even my day, but probably one of my favourite Mother’s Days so far.
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