Pick up Your FKing Stuff! 15 Things Mums Really Want This Mother’s Day


From the last loo roll to no nagging, here’s 15 things mums really want this Mother’s Day…

If your Mother’s Day is anything like mine, it’s full of homemade cards with doodled Texta hearts, misshapen pancakes, burnt toast and flannelette pajamas covered in penguins. But if mums told you what they really wanted for Mother’s Day, I reckon the list would look a bit more like this.

[mc_block_title custom_title=”1. Pick up your socks”]

And your dishes. Actually, pick up anything that is yours and put it away. The magic pick up fairy has had enough and flown away.

[mc_block_title custom_title=”2. While you’re at it, pick up a duster”]

And a vacuum. If you live here, you get to help keep it clean.

[mc_block_title custom_title=”3. Put your dishes IN the dishwasher. If it’s full, turn it on. If it’s clean, empty it”]

Yep I get that it’s annoying. But trust me, it’s REALLY annoying when you get to do it every day.

[mc_block_title custom_title=”4. Put your dirty clothes IN the basket”]

Washing is not a game of hide and seek. No one wants to hunt for dirty clothes or find them after they’ve put a load on. No one.

[mc_block_title custom_title=”5. If the loo paper is empty, put on a new roll”]

And yes, that one last square of paper means empty. You’re not fooling anyone.

[mc_block_title custom_title=”6. Look for your stuff yourself. With your eyes open”]

You may even have to MOVE something. I get that it’s easier to ask mum. But her eyes are tired of looking for things, so use your own.

[mc_block_title custom_title=”7. Make a meal. Cook whatever”]

It doesn’t matter what it is, she will adore not having to think of what to cook as much as she will love not cooking it. If you can’t cook, order takeaway. Just give her a night off.

[mc_block_title custom_title=”8. Make today a whinge free, fight free, back talk free day”]

Give the attitude a day off. Remember it’s meant to be FUN for mum. None of that stuff is fun. Ever.

[mc_block_title custom_title=”9. Let her shower, shave, wee etc. in peace”]

Just for today let her feel the elusive mystery of doing these intimate things alone. She can tell you where XYZ is AFTER she comes out of the loo. Oh, hang on. See point six. Go find it yourself!

[mc_block_title custom_title=”10. Get mum something yummy”]

Whatever is her weak spot. Chocolate. Her favorite coffee. I know she says she shouldn’t eat it. Ignore her. She’ll secretly love it.

[mc_block_title custom_title=”11. Give mum something pretty”]

Flowers are nice. Handpicked flowers are beautiful. Even a handful from the garden shows you care.

[mc_block_title custom_title=”12. Think of something your mum really loves”]

Think of who she is and what she likes doing. Maybe it’s a gift or maybe it’s doing that thing together. Just show you thought about it. Do it. Or make a promise to do it soon. And no, picking up your socks doesn’t count!

[mc_block_title custom_title=”13. Let your mum sleep”]

Being mum is a busy business. Let her sleep in, have a nap, head to bed early, whichever she likes most. Or all of them.

[mc_block_title custom_title=”14. Spend time with your mum”]

Your Mum loves spending time with you. Do something together. It can be as simple as a walk, a coffee, watching a movie together. It’s not what you do that matters, but that you do it together.

[mc_block_title custom_title=”15. Show her you love her”]

Your love is the best gift of all. Hugs and kisses are simple gifts, but always the best.

Wishing all mums a very happy Mother’s Day! Here’s to crossing at least a few of these wants off the list!

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I love my three country kids - and all things writing! Like most mums, I wear lots of hats - writer, children's author, organisational psychologist and the pairer of the odd socks!

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