Will you be treating your mum or partner to some well-deserved
breakfast in bed this Mothering Sunday?

Well, we reckon you should be. But while Mother's Day is supposed
to be a time when people show their mothers just how much they mean
to them according to some new research, seven-in-ten mums won't get
the chance to put their feet up this Mother's Day.


The study, by the Co-operative Food, found most mums will be up
and out of bed before 07:30, getting
the kids ready and doing other day-to-day chores.


Nearly half - 45 per cent - of mums will then cook the family
lunch and 53 per cent will be responsible for dinner.


Most mums polled said they spent just under two-and-a-half hours
tidying, packing the school bags, doing the laundry and making the
beds last Mother's Day.


What's all this about then - out of bed at the crack of dawn,
doing the breakfast and getting the children sorted before slaving away in
the kitchen all afternoon?


"Actually mums don't expect an awful lot from Mother's Day," said
a spokeswoman.


"It's not all about expensive gifts, a mountain of lavish treats
and being whisked off here there and everywhere for posh lunches
and spa treatments."


We say give mum a lie-in in her comfortable bed this Sunday,
before bringing her some much-deserved brekkie in bed. She'll
appreciate it.


Go on - give mumĀ  a day off!


Posted by Michael EwingADNFCR-1744-ID-801319898-ADNFCR