It had to happen, right? I suppose it is an inevitable step when you are a mum. What am I talking about?
I’m spending for the first time mother’s day without my kids. To be honest I have never been one much for mother’s day. I have always put it into the same category as Valentine’s day, simply another commercial opportunity to get us to spend money on flowers, chocolates, cards you name it. A day dedicated to celebrating your mother, giving her a day off, making her lunch or taking her out. Making her feel special on Mothering Sunday is what we’re supposed to do but do you think focusing our energy on this extraordinary person just once a year is enough?
Let me be clear here: I am not that cynical but it always felt a token day. However this year everything is different. I have no kids at home. It feels that I have no idea where the years have gone. I have kept some mother’s day cards and now wish I would have kept them all.
But I also realise how much I miss my girls. Yes they are demanding, annoying, messy, argumentative, stubborn and more but they are also great fun and company.
I think the best way to celebrate mother’s day is actually to spend quality time with your kids. Do whatever you enjoy together the most. In my case I have enjoyed cooking and eating with my kids the most. Something simple and tasty that we can all devour while sitting on the sofa and watching a girlie movie.
Tortilla chips – Makes many
3 flour tortillas
2 tbsp olive oil
- Place tortillas flat onto a work surface. Cut into bite-size triangles or similar sized- irregular shapes. Brush generously with oil and sprinkle with sea salt and cumin.
- Preheat oven to 180C. Place tortillas onto a baking tray and place in the oven. Bake for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and leave to col. Serve with your favourite dip.