Sunday, 5 May 2013

Mothers Day- A day to show we care.

 Mothers Day in Australia is this Sunday, May 12, but regardless of whenever you celebrate mum's special day of the year it is always appreciated if you take a moment to show her you care.

Let's face it, Mother's day. like so many other holidays has become too comercialised but in these economic times who can blame businesses for trying to get your hard earned dollar. This is however not necessary. Some of the best gifts mums receive are those that are hand made. Gifts that are made with love and come from the heart are so much more special, thoughtful and show her how much you apprecaite all the wonderful things she does for you.

Below is a copy of a homemade card I found on Pinterest for you to make with your child at home for either mum, Grandma or for an entire class at school for their mums. It is very similar to one I use to make with my Kindergarten classes. I couldn't find my original so thought this one is just as good (if not better). Inside my cards I would write "Have a cup of tea on me." I didn't have the box to add the teabags to, I simply folded the teapot and sticky taped the teabag inside. It is up to you to choose which way you prefer. I rather like this new design idea, but it is probably a bit tricky if making with a class of 20 or more kids. You can vary the design by asking the children to draw the flowers on the teapot themselves or glue on various flower pictures from magazines and wrapping paper. Either way, it will come up beautifully.

 Reprinted from Teachers Ideas and Resources via Pinterest Teresa Parish via Laura Solomon

Cute....a teapot card with box in the bottom -- free template by Miri D 

  Taking the time to make a card for mum is so worth it, and not such a big ask when you think about all the things a mothr does for her children not only in a year but a lifetime. There is nothing that irritates me more than hearing someone say "Oh she doesn't work, she's just a mum." Being a mum is one of the most important jobs in the world and it begins not at birth but conception and never ends. A mum is on the job 24/7, from day 1. She is nourishing her children, nurturing, keeping them healthy and safe, constantly worrying about them and never has a sick day off. Mums have a job list a mile long and they never complain. They are the cleaning lady, cook, chauffeur, teacher, bank loans officer, conflict resolutions manager, team leader, coach, time management consultant, driving instructor, advice consultant, travel planner, education liason, birthday party planner and the list goes on and on and on.......

A lot of mums manage all this and manage a full-time working position as well. So please this Sunday, don't forget to say "thanks mum, I love you," and why not take a moment or two to make her a card with her favourite cup of tea. I know she'll really appreciate the love and thought behind it. Kids really enjoy making their own cards rather than a store bought card and again it helps with their reading and writing skills.

As always, until next time, have fun reading. :)

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