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Whoops! Mother's day tomorrow - what do?

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    Hi folks

    Mum's in Spain so sending a card this late on would be pointless, so I'm looking for any bright ideas for what I can do. I'll be going over for easter so won't be seeing her until then.

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    You dun goofed!
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    Give her a phone call at least. And get something when you go for Easter.

    You can't give her anything now, you're quite right, but at least make sure she knows you thought of her. It's the least you can do.
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    Send herr an e-card and if there's anyone else living there, in the morning, ask them to put flowers & chocolate outsidde the door. Pretend to hear a knock and go get them saying that OMG he/she sent me flowers all the way from England... awww
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    E-card would be a nice touch. My auntie once sent me amazon vouchers and I got an email with a code to use at the checkout, I dunno how many other online shops do this though.
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    £17 for a litre of spirits at tesco give her a bottle of irish whiskey or russian vodka or english gin .....



    EDIT: only read the title so no advice from here

    Get yourself a bottle and try to forget
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    (Original post by tr3sbelle)
    Send herr an e-card and if there's anyone else living there, in the morning, ask them to put flowers & chocolate outsidde the door. Pretend to hear a knock and go get them saying that OMG he/she sent me flowers all the way from England... awww
    I like it
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    (Original post by Clare~Bear)
    E-card would be a nice touch. My auntie once sent me amazon vouchers and I got an email with a code to use at the checkout, I dunno how many other online shops do this though.
    Online vouchers is a great idea, any ideas what a 50-odd mum would want? I'm pretty clueless about these things ><
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    (Original post by TheSingingMute)
    Online vouchers is a great idea, any ideas what a 50-odd mum would want? I'm pretty clueless about these things ><
    I dunno, amazon is varied, but I dunno what shops offer online vouchers, places like argos and john lewis might, people on TSR arent gonna know what she likes more than you, are we? For all we know she knits, likes classical music, the antiques roadshow and afternoon teas in the park. OR she could be into rock music, take part in athletics and does all her own DIY and gardening.
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    I'm cooking a roast for my mum! It's my nan's birthday too, (and mother's day for her), and my auntie and cousins are coming, so it's safe to say I'm gonna have my work cut out! :afraid:

    I also got 3 free bottles off work the other day that I gave her...she was happy about this.

    If all else fails, don't despair (IN YOUR MIND::shot:) just make her a lovely card full of smush and do the washing up or something! If it's too late to buy anything, she'll appreciate the little things hopefully
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    (Original post by dulciemae)
    I'm cooking a roast for my mum! It's my nan's birthday too, (and mother's day for her), and my auntie and cousins are coming, so it's safe to say I'm gonna have my work cut out! :afraid:

    I also got 3 free bottles off work the other day that I gave her...she was happy about this.

    If all else fails, don't despair (IN YOUR MIND::shot:) just make her a lovely card full of smush and do the washing up or something! If it's too late to buy anything, she'll appreciate the little things hopefully
    It's a nice thought but we live 1000 miles away from each other =p
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    (Original post by TheSingingMute)
    It's a nice thought but we live 1000 miles away from each other =p
    So this is why I should read things properly! :doh:
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    (Original post by TheCaledonian)
    £17 for a litre of spirits at tesco give her a bottle of irish whiskey or russian vodka or english gin .....



    EDIT: only read the title so no advice from here

    Get yourself a bottle and try to forget
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    Phone her!

    Either be honest and say you forgot, or you could always say that you didn't want to post her present for fear of it breaking... then buy her something fragile.
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    Nothing! Its a stupid event! "Oooh well done, you gave birth etc" where the hell is son/daughter day -.- they wouldnt have a freaking mothers day without us. But no they expect us to give them stuff. Ridiculous commercial event.
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    (Original post by TheSingingMute)
    I like it
    me too!


    And if she's 50, then send her a really heartfelt poem on her e-card

    Honestly, she'll love it

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    My mam is in Turkey. She won't be home until 19th May. I've left her a card at her house that she'll see when she gets home, and I've spoken to her on the phone to tell her happy mother's day. I'll text her tomorrow as well.
    She knows there's really not much else I can do from this far away, to be perfectly honest. I'm sure your mother will understand - she's in Spain, and you're not, basically.
    Though granted, if you have her address, you could have had the foresight to send her something (unlike me, who doesn't have the address of my mam's place at all), but I'm sure your mum will understand.

    Go with the e-card idea and the online voucher idea if you like. I can't do that myself, my mother is a technophobe. It's a miracle she actually has a mobile phone, though she has a new one now and can't figure out how to send texts haha. She can receive them, but can't send any back. So e-cards and online vouchers are useless for me as my mother doesn't even know how to switch a computer on!
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    (Original post by TheDubs)
    Nothing! Its a stupid event! "Oooh well done, you gave birth etc" where the hell is son/daughter day -.- they wouldnt have a freaking mothers day without us. But no they expect us to give them stuff. Ridiculous commercial event.
    Yeah but in most cases parents; do more work around the house, have a job to pay the bills, pay for school trips & holidays, act as a chauffeur (mainly for younger kids) and cook. Mothers/fathers day is a way of showing appreciation to your parents for doing all that work aswell as putting up with all your tantrums, bad behaviour, possible bad school reports etc.

    Although it is over commercialised and companies make big bucks from it. Christmas is obviously in December, and my mums birthday is in April. BUT mothers day is usually inbetween them which is also when I have leave money, so I'd rather that mothers day was movable, and then it could be in August so they're more spaced out. :sigh: unfortunately, the world doesn't revolve around me and my family. Fathers day isn't too bad though as it's a couple of months afetr anything else.
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    Send her a link to this blog post Seriously though, a phonecall is probably the best thing you can do now, don't let her think you forgot!
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    (Original post by TheDubs)
    Nothing! Its a stupid event! "Oooh well done, you gave birth etc" where the hell is son/daughter day -.- they wouldnt have a freaking mothers day without us. But no they expect us to give them stuff. Ridiculous commercial event.
    I think most children have asked the question "why no children's day" at some point, but I would have thought you'd have grown out of it by now.

    When I used to ask, my Mum would always reply "every day is children's day".. and it took me until I lived on my own to truly appreciate what that meant, and how much effort it takes to run a house and look after children.

    OP, there's no point me posting advice now as it's a bit late What did you do in the end?

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