‘Mums Always Like Bubblebath, Right?’
Do we really need to bother with Mother’s Day this year?
Mother’s Day. That dreaded Sunday when you have to prove what a great son/daughter you are.
Let the sibling rivalry commence. The most fragrant soap/candle/bath salts and generic card complete with soppy message combination wins.
OK, so this might be a bit cynical of me. After all, this woman has been washing your socks and cooking your favourite spaghetti bolognese for around two decades.
She was the one who made your Nativity costume in Year One, who dragged the entire family along to the school production of ‘Annie’ in which you had the starring role as Orphan Number 3 and who clapped the loudest at the end (ok, that was probably just me). She deserves a medal, not just a box of £2.99 chocolates.
However, since we’re at uni and sending a last minute gift first class is more expensive than two Timepiece doubles (I found out the hard way…), perhaps our mums could cut us some slack for once.
Hasn’t Mother’s Day become just another commercialised holiday like Valentine’s and Halloween anyway? And it’s not enough just to draw a lovely picture in crayon like we used to. We’re expected to find something more thoughtful and more special than the year before without breaking the bank. And it’s deadline season!
At the end of the day, you will be returning home in a matter of days, with a bag full of dirty laundry and a ton of revision. Perhaps your presence could be Mum’s present? After all, she’ll be happy to have her little baby back at home and you’re another pair of hands to help around the house. Just promise me that you’ll be a good child and send her a card at least? Give her a ring? Two days late? I’m sure she’ll appreciate it.