As I sit here tonight with some little ones in bed and my youngest cradled in my arms I am feeling eternally grateful for being blessed with five wonderful children.
For me Mother’s Day is a time to sit back and really take in how lucky I am to be a parent. With everything going on in day to day life we tend to take things for granted and although a lot of people are negative about days like Mother’s Day and feel it is to commercialised I think it can be as extravagant or as simple as you want to make it.
This year I was woken at 2.15am by number four whispering Happy Mother’s Day to me and clutching his card. I snuggled him in bed with me until I was woken again with a huge pile of pastries and chocolate.
I love spending time outside so opted for Priory Farm in Nutfield. Sadly everyone else had the same idea and we couldn’t get a table!
Bundling everyone back in the car we went to one of our favourite cafes in Reigate, happily got a table and had great food without the formality of a sit down meal.
Such a simple day and nothing that we don’t do on a regular basis but with the emphasis of Mother’s Day in our heads the kids were that little more well behaved and I was that little more relaxed and thankful for all that I have.
What did you all get up to today?