Mother's Day - Sunday 26th March

susanalbumparty
sheeranalbumparty
cheersma

#1

Did not realise this was round the corner, fuuuuu. Anybody bought anything for their old dear yet?

I wonder how many copies of Edward Christopher Sheeran’s new record will be given as gifts.


#2

I have not, I’ll nip home and cook for her or something innit


#3

I don’t think mums are really into grime music, generally


#4

Thanks for the heads up, I’ll make myself scarce.


#5

going to get her the beatles 8 days a week dvd, seems a bit too cheap though so will need something else


#6

My parents are on holiday (again), so she’s not getting anything,


#7


#8

Tried to get her a replacement toaster. Failed.

Interflora it is, then.


#9

Booked a nice meal at a country pub just outside Cambridge with the family.

Will probably get some gardening bits or a plant as a gift - need to coordinate that with my brother.


#10

They’re off on holiday that weekend and so am I so I think I’m getting away with it this year.

I hate both Mothers’ Day and Fathers’ Day, for my family it’s just another day my mum can make us feel guilty about and I don’t think guilting your kids into buying you stuff is a good thing


#11

I might put this in the card to my ma.


#12

Massive bunch of flowers this year I reckon.


#13

nothing says thank you to the woman that carried and bore you like a replacement toaster


#14

The apple has not fallen far from the tree.


#15

Just read this back and I realise it sounds really ungrateful but I stand by it


#16

I have a pretty distant relationship with my parents (was going to elaborate but thats probably one for the religion and/or depression thread), it makes it difficult when it comes to special occasions, just finding a greeting card with an appropriate sentiment is impossible, I do care about them a lot, but most those cards present such an idealised relationship and it feels like giving one of those depressingly highlights what we don’t have


#17

The toaster had emotional significance.

(Not really, it was just a very particular colour)


#18

I still have a pretty good relationship with my parents but it’s usually fairly strained with my mum, and sending a “You’re amazing, Mum” card would seem insincere as she’s often pretty awful to me (and to my sister, but she’s a lot older and more mature than me so just takes a deep breath and deals with it). I used to think it was just a teenage getting-angry-at-your-parents thing and I’d grow out of it but nope, she can be pretty horrible when she wants to be.


#19

oh shit do i have to do a fake present from my baby to my wife


#20

yes you do