On Mother’s Day daffodils are often given to children to give to mums.
Today our little friends Daniel and Nathan, daffodils in hand, knocked at our door.
‘We’ve not seen you for a long time have we‘ I said apologetically. ‘How are you?‘
‘Quite fine thanks‘ said nearly 4 year old Daniel before sticking out his foot for us to admire his Stompasaurus shoes.
‘Look at my new Star Wars lego t-shirt’ beamed 6 year old Nathan.
‘You can touch it, it’s bumpy. Oh, these are for you’.
Mission accomplished Nathan and Daniel turned to more serious matters of shoe comparisons and R2D2 role playing while we spoke with their dad.
The sentiment of what they’d actually done was very sweetly lost on them but the thoughtfulness of their parents will remain with me always (we miscarried our first baby last month after over a decade of trying to become pregnant).
Special thoughts today for mothers without children and children without mums.