mothers day letter

Open Letter To My Husband About Mother’s Day

To my darling husband,

As you know I am not a materialistic person. Yes, I like nice things but in the grand scheme of things I would rather live in a nice house than have a Louis Vuitton handbag; I’d rather go out and have a nice family lunch than buy expensive makeup; I would rather have a day out adventure than get my hair done; and I would rather get a new potted-plant than a bunch of flowers that will die.

I will stop now.

So what are our options?

With Mother’s Day coming up soon (It’s in your diary) I thought I would put together a few ideas of how I would like to spend Mother’s Day this year.

  • Lunch out – but not the same place we always go … maybe even just a different branch.
  • Day out with the kids, somewhere where they can play but where I don’t have to.
  • Watching a movie. Even if there aren’t any animated movies at the cinema, staying home for a movie day would be good.


I’m pretty open to anything really as long as we follow the following set of guidelines to maximise my mother’s day enjoyment:

  • I don’t want to cook.
  • I don’t want to clean up after.
  • I don’t want to plan or decide what we do.
  • I don’t want to fight with the kids about appropriate clothing!
  • I want us to do something as a family.
  • It would be great if it’s something or somewhere new.

Some advice on how not to mess up my Mother’s Day:

  • If you decide on a restaurant, maybe book in advance! ?
  • If you go out on the bike I will sell it!

Thanks my love, looking forward to an awesome Mother’s Day, whatever you plan.

Lots of love,

Me xxx

p.s. If all else fails, a lovely gift card from amazon would be much appreciated!


    1. We will see. South Africa Mother’s Day is only on 14 May. Will do a post after. ?

  1. Ha! I love this, especially the bit about the bike πŸ™‚ Too funny. Sometimes men just need to be told! xx #twinklytuesdays

  2. Once I’m a mother I will want to be spoiled in the morning and then leave the family to fend for themselves and take the rest of the day just to myself. A spa day sounds good!!

  3. Well said! Please no more stuff that needs to be dusted. Just a nice meal out that I don’t have to cook! Mothers are so smart! #ablogginggoodtime

  4. So true – sounds cheesy but presence is more important than presents and time and effort is appreciate more than the amount of money spent! My hubby did much better this year on a small, thoughtful gift than the expensive gift that never materialised last year! I was happy just to not change a nappy! #MarvMondays

    1. Exactly. Glad you had a nappy-free day. That is a fantastic heartfelt gift!

  5. What a brilliant post! It was my first Mother’s Day (in the U.K.) and my husband bought me some fab presents so I can’t complain!
    However, I might write him a letter if he starts to slack off!

    1. Yes, always a handy tool … writing things down! lol

  6. Ohhh good luck, sounds like the perfect mothers day. I got a box of Chocolates πŸ™‚ I didn’t share them πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  7. LMAO… #MomsUnite This letter is so real! Shoot, every year I have to have a say in what’s happening and usually cook as well. But Father’s day….we take care of it all. And I mean I have a pretty hands on amazing husband, but the more kids we had, mother’s day just gets worse with every passing year. ha ha

    Hope hubby reads this. PS And that Typo glass/bottle! πŸ˜‰

    1. Haha … he’s read it. The day isn’t going to be what the letter asked for but I won’t have to cook.

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  11. LOL about selling the bike! My husband doesn’t even own a bike, and I’m not sure if I can even remember how to ride one (despite that old cliche.) #ablogginggoodtime

    1. Haha … it’s actually his motorbike aka his most prized possession.

      1. Oh! Lol! A friend’s husband once told me he had just gotten back from riding his “bike” to and from Pennsylvania (at least 200 miles -320KM from here.) I was totally naive. “You did??? In one day???” Motorcycles never occur to me.

        1. Haha … I never know whether I should clarify when I mention it either. Sounds a bit boastful/show-off-ish/ridiculous to say ‘motorbike’ so I just say ‘bike’. Maybe I’m being silly.

          1. Haha … maybe. Might not be much of a threat to sell a bicycle I guess. Have a great day! X

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