Mother’s Day with little ones is a special time. Sure, they can’t drive themselves to the shops and purchase a much needed spa voucher (that’s where you come in, Dad) but their gifts really do come from the heart. Over the years my children have given me some pretty memorable gifts on Mother’s Day.
My favourite gift of all time was probably one that my daughter never knew she was giving me. I’m talking about the amazing, the soul-reviving gift of a sleep in! Fellow parents will know exactly what I mean here, but to wake up and see the clock somewhere in the sevens or (gasp!) eights is unheard of.
Last year it was as if my daughter actually read the memo when I said all I really wanted was a good sleep. After weeks of waking at four or five AM, she allowed me to sleep in until 7.30am on that blessed Sunday. I couldn’t believe it! It truly was the best thing she could have given me and I’m seriously hoping she follows up in the same manner this year! (Although if she doesn’t, I’ve already told hubby that he will be the one dishing out breakfasts and fresh nappies because I’m getting that sleep in either way!)
I did a little crowdsourcing among friends and fellow Mamamia mothers for their most memorable Mother’s Day gifts from toddlers - and some of these are just so adorable they’re guaranteed to make you swoon.