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Parenting Ramblings Uncategorized — 16 March 2012

So this Sunday is Mother’s Day and I have thought long and hard about what I would like. I had even considered writing a flowery blog thus providing those who needed it with some subtle(ish) direction. Then I decided sod subtlety, I should make it perfectly clear in a Mother’s Day Rider. If pop stars and the Hollywood A list can make demands 365-24/7 then why can’t I for one day of the year? Move over J-Lo – it’s the mummyratesit Mother’s Day Rider…


http://www.valenciamansion.com/ Enjoy a five star boutique breakfast at Valencia Mansion Bed & Breakfast , Spain.

Breakfast in bed: Number 2 in the Mother’s Day Rider. Picture thanks to Flickr.com

Mother’s Day Rider*

1. I am allowed a lay-in
2. Breakfast in bed
3. Newspaper in bed
4. Peace and quiet on demand
5. Arguing/bickering/name-calling to be dealt with by another adult/member of U.N
6. I am allowed to go to toilet without being walked in on
7. I am allowed to go in shower/bath without small person coming in and going to the toilet
8. I do not have to cook/clean or wipe anything/anyone for the whole day
9. I am allowed to enjoy the use of my limbs without being laden down with bags/toys/bits and bobs to carry around like some kind of pack horse
10. If we have a meal out I do not have to spend half the time in the toilet with the children who want to try out the nice smelling soap/ play with the hand-dryers/ get locked in the loo

clause: I have the right to amend and add to this rider throughout the day

Signed: Michelle

*Please feel free to print out although of course this is really only tongue-in-cheek (honest!) What I really want I’ve already got – two lovely kids who came out of school today with a card saying: ‘you are the best mummy in the werld (sic)’.

Whatever you do have a very Happy Mother’s Day.

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  1. Love it! Just being able to go the loo alone, ah bliss!

    • I know it’s the simple things that keep us happy, isn’t it? I’d also be happy if I go into the toilet and DON’T find the towel and shower mat on the floor. How many times a day do I have to pick them up.

  2. Genius. I can see a new tradition in this (and many other) households

  3. How do it go? Did you manage many of the above?

  4. So was what happened on the list.
    1. I am allowed a lay-in – YES
    2. Breakfast in bed – NO (but I did have cuppa)
    3. Newspaper in bed – NO (although I did get a chance to read one later)
    10. If we have a meal out I do not have to spend half the time in the toilet with the children who want to try out the nice smelling soap/ play with the hand-dryers/ get locked in the loo (YES)
    I also got flowers (even from my brother in Australia!) and chocs and a meal out and spent the day with my Mum at the Ideal Home Show today. So all in all I’d say thoroughly spoilt. Roll on next year’s Mother’s Day. ha ha.
    Farfromhomemama: How was yours? Hope it was good. Was it mother’s day in Switzerland?

  5. Great list! Made me chuckle :) Glad you had a nice day x

  6. Ha ha.. brilliant! I wish I had seen this, it would have prompted me to do my own rider!

    I did get lunch out at a garden centre, however spent most of it walking to the other end of the centre for 3 children’s toilet trips! Oh, and I didn’t get a chance to look at the plants as the children were creating havoc! Hey ho, gotta love ‘em!

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