"Okay," I acquiesced, "I'll try and stay here for another while, if I have to....."
The dude took his sister's hand and pointed his Dad towards the door, "we've got another 'aprise' for you," he announced, as he led them off in the direction of the kitchen. I snuggled back into the comfort of the bed, now this is exactly how a Mother's Day is supposed to start!
To be fair, the "aprises" had been coming since Friday. First up was a card, handmade by the dude himself and delivered with a shower of kisses, a bear-cub hug and the words, "I'll love you forever mummy," whispered into my ear. Cue one mushy mummy outside the school-gates, barely able to find her way back to the car. This was followed by a solemn promise that night as he fell asleep that he was going to make my mummy's day, "the best mummy's day ever!" He was gutted the following morning to discover he had to wait a whole other day to put his plan into action.
|The Card - A Simple But Effective Design!|
|Mum and Son - So Happy!|
|Supermum - That's Me!|
|Queen Mamma! Oh Yeah She Rules Baby!|
In the evening hubby lit up the back deck with candles and opened a bottle of bubbles and I started to wonder if there was going to be anything left for the actual day itself......But I needn't have worried, I was awoken with the sharp edge of something sticking into my ribs and delighted giggles in my ears of, "open it, open it!"
"It" was a box of everything I needed for a good old pampering session and a gorgeous card. The Dude jumped on top of me shouting for joy that it was finally "Mudda's Day!" and a hundred more kisses followed. He then led his sister and father away to get the final "aprise" ready.
"You can come down now," he shouted up the stairs and I took myself and my grumbling tummy in the direction of the delicious smell of vanilla coming from the kitchen. There awaiting me were freshly baked cupcakes. I had no idea, but apparently you can't possibly start "Mudda's Day" without them. I'm not quite sure who was more excited about this "fact" me or the Dude.....