Mother’s Day gifts from our children.

I have been teaching for 20 years and every year I help children make cards or simple gifts for their mums for Mother’s Day. During this time, I have talked to children about why they love their mummy. What is it that makes their mummy special for them? I thought I’d share some of the things that they have told me. By sharing these, I hope that all mums out there will feel special this Mother’s Day. It’s the small things we do for our children that they love, cherish and remember the most. Interestingly, the answers the children have given over the years haven’t really changed.

1. My mummy is special because she gives me kisses and cuddles.
2. I love it when my mummy plays Polly Pockets/dinosaurs/cars/Lego with me.
3. My mummy cooks my favourite tea which is pasta with yummy sauce.
4. When I get scared at night time, my mummy comes into my bedroom to put on my night light and makes me feel safe.
5. I like it when my mummy talks to me when my baby is asleep.
6. I love my mummy because she smells nice and cuddly.
7. My mummy is kind and smiles at me when I’m feeling sad and puts her thumbs up; it makes me laugh.
8. I love it when my mummy lets me play outside and we make dens.
9. My mummy takes me to the park after school when I’ve been good.
10. I love my mummy because she is my mummy.

Children don’t want loads of toys, iPads or expensive designer clothes.
Children don’t want trips to the cinema, an expensive theme park or soft play.
Children don’t want horse riding, piano, ballet or mandarin lessons.
Children need, want and love us because we give them our time, our kindness and our love.
Happy Mother’s Day to all mums out there.

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  • The simple wisdom of children …time is the most precious gift we have to give, to them, to our parents, to our lovers but we so easily forget that. This is a beautiful reminder to take to heart and tuck it in safe just as we do those we love.

  • Thank you for sharing this. It is easy to get consumed with the list of things that we have do as mummies for our kids and the family overall but what they need and value more than those things is our time. I needed that reminder, thank you! God bless you! Have a great week. 😊

  • Oh this is super lovely! I often need reminding that it’s the little things that count. Thank you for linking up to #DreamTeam! xxx

  • Oh my goodness! This has made me so emotional! Thank you for sharing this #DreamTeam
    Soffy //

  • Beautiful post and some very wise words! Thanks so much for sharing with #Blogstravaganza xx

  • A lovely post and so true, children are amazing (sometimes!) #blogcrush

  • It’s so heart-warming to listen to the simple things that make us the very best mum to our children. We put ourselves under so much pressure sometimes to do things that actually our children couldn’t give a toot about. Such a lovely post. Thanks for linking up with us for #DreamTeam x

  • This is such a beautifully simple yet moving post. You are so right that things don’t change in what kids need – love, smiles, cuddles, a trip to the park. Us being THERE. Thanks for the reminder. I feel like I may have a good cry after this post (in a good way!!). xx #blogcrush

  • This is so beautiful, thank you for sharing these. You’re so right, all we need to do is love them and give them our time, the rest just falls into place.
    Thank you for joining #FamilyFunLinky x

  • I love these answers! So very true they don’t need all of the ‘stuff’ they just want their parents and family #blogstravagnaza

  • This made my heart feel all fuzzy! It really is the small things that matter the most, I need to remind myself of this more often.xx #BlogCrush

    • Ahhhim glad my post had that effect Wendy. Xx

  • Presence over presents, every time. Lovely post. I love the way children think. Thanks for sharing with #TriumphantTales, please do come back on Tuesday to celebrate our 1st Birthday, we have a surprise in store!

  • Love this! They’re easily pleased when you think about it – all they want & need is our time #familyfunlinky

  • Lovely post, it’s easy to forget what children want the most.

  • Lovely post, it’s easy to forget what children want the most.

  • Perfect and to the point. I catch myself think should I do more? in relation to kids clubs etc and wonder if I’m letting them down, but i see the mums who do that and the car runs back a forth and shouting to get ready on time and the kids being exhausted and I’m reminded that it’s not always ideal…my daughter just gave me a hug spontaneously whilst I typed this…think I’m doing okay…closes laptop #BlogCrush

    • Hooray! I just haven’t got the time or energy to run my kids to so many clubs! Thanks for the lovely comment. X

  • Oh I felt myself choking up reading this – you’re right – these are the things that kids pick up on and cherish the most. In my daughter’s card from nursery this year was the quote “My mummy goes swimming with me”. Congratulations on being this weeks’ featured blogger on #blogcrush

    • Thank you so much!
      I’m glad you liked my post. Xx

  • Lovely! This is so simple really, yet so difficult. Even though I KNOW it’s the ‘little’ things that matter most, I feel frustrated and inadequate if I cannot offer some of the ‘big’ things as well… 😏x

    • But it’s the little things that children remember…..xx

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