A cup of tea in bed with the sun streaming through the window. I love a cuddle in bed with my boys, but ideally this Mother’s Day they’d be off amusing themselves – close enough for me to hear them happily pottering around in their room, while I sip my tea in relative peace.
A homemade card. Drawn and glued together by their own sweet, sticky little hands. I’ve had some lovely ones over the years and can’t wait to see this year’s creations.
For time to slow down a little. My children are now aged seven and five and I’m acutely aware that we’re in the golden age of childhood. This time of innocence won’t last forever and I’m trying to make the most of every minute. It would be very nice if time could slow down ever so slightly.
To make life less complicated for my children. Just recently I’m despairing of society’s desire to over-complicate childhood. Homework, tests, expectations, technology… I’d like to free them from that and let them concentrate on doing what childhood should be about – fresh air and no deadlines, mainly.
Time out together in the fresh air. No Lego, no screens, just a simple walk somewhere pretty. Ideally it wouldn’t rain, and no one would fall in a bog. But even if the worst happened, there’d always be some tea and cake to cheer us up at end.
Oh, and if anyone wants to buy me a Lush bath bomb or a bunch of flowers that would be very nice too!