EDIT: Thank you to everyone who commented below and gave a wonderful insight into how they spend (or have spent) their Mother’s Day. The competition is now closed and a winner has been drawn. Once she answers her email, I’ll let you know her name.
There wouldn’t be a mum out there who doesn’t secretly hanker for a decent breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day without the forced cheeriness brought about by having to swallow cold tea or thickly slathered vegemite toast. I well remember the year my children triumphantly brought in a tray of creamy scrambled eggs, huge melon-sized smiles on their faces. It was a triumph for them and memorable for me because it was so damned good.
That’s the problem if no one else in the family cooks. You have to eat whatever they come up with and be really polite about it. No wonder so many take their mums out for lunch to avoid disappointment.
Mother’s Day is two weeks away and it’s time to start dropping loud hints for gifts. Don’t tell me you don’t hint loudly, how else will you get that really nice piece of jewellery and not another macaroni necklace?
For those who would like to combine the best of all possible worlds, you could do a lot worse than ask for a copy of my book for Mother’s Day. Once opened, I strongly suggest you leave it lying around, open at the page of the meal you’d like cooked for you later that day. Or any other day of the year. After all, Mother’s Day should be every day, should it not?
So, to help give you a welcome break from cold tea, I have a personally dedicated book to give away for an awesome Mother’s Day present. If you can put up with my messy scrawl, I’m happy to write whatever name you want in time for you or your Mum to enjoy on Sunday 13th May.
Just write a comment below about your most memorable Mother’s Day (either from when you were a child or now as a parent) to be in the (computer generated random selector thingy) draw. The competition ends 7pm Wednesday 2nd May Eastern Standard Time to ensure it arrives in plenty of time for your big day.
Good luck everyone!