Ah, Mother’s Day.
That special day of the year when family and friends congratulate us on being selfless, loving creatures who would do anything for our precious offspring.
Except when we’re lying through our teeth, obviously.
Being a Mum is – I’m increasingly convinced – one long con-trick. If I’m not trying to convince Flea that I am a normal, sensible adult, I’m trying to convince other people that I am competent at this parenting lark.
Perhaps that’s why I’ve become such a convincing liar in recent years. Lies I’ve told Flea include:
- The sun glows because it’s got solar batteries in it.
- What chocolate wrapper? Oh, that’s from last week.
- Of course I knew it was a picture of a pineapple.
- What’s a cretin? Well, it’s a bit like a pancake.
Mind you, I’m not the only one. I asked some blogging chums to share the lies they’ve recently told to their loved ones and it turns out motherhood? Is an EPIDEMIC OF DECEIT. A veritable Festival of Falsehood.
Here’s the proof. How many of these whoppers will you confess to?
If you’re a forgiving sort, then I’ve been sent some rather lovely Mother’s Day gifts to try out, even despite the pants-on-fire nature of my existence.
These lush flowers from Appleyard Flowers arrived beautifully packaged, and have remained fresh and fragrant all week. I was also lucky to be able to send my Mum some flowers from Appleyard and the quality really was amazing. Do check out the range over on their website – if you do, you can get a rather splendid 40% off Mother’s Day deliveries from Appleyard by using the discount code BLOG40 when you check out.
I also swooned a bit at the Mother’s Day range over at Sass & Belle, one of my go-to stores for presents for friends who I like a lot. Check out these amazing mug and squishy cushion – perfect for Mums who love a bit of vintage style!