In a moment of ‘motherhood solidarity’, I decided to grasp the opportunity to remind all of the children in Pre-Prep that Mothering Sunday is very nearly upon us in the eternal hope they may ‘drop a few hints’ in the right direction at home!
We ‘stepped back in time’ to learn the origins of Mothering Sunday and learned about traditional gifts of Simnel cakes and flower posies blessed in churches. We also read a modern picture book story, ‘The Day I Lost My Superpowers’ by Michael Escoffier and Kris Di Giacomo, in which a small child developed all manner of amazing powers (my favourite being making cakes disappear) but when disaster strikes and she loses them, resulting in a poorly knee, she discovers her mum also has amazing superpowers too; magic kisses that make everything better again.
The children all agreed their mummies have amazing superpowers too such as ‘making speedy breakfasts’, ‘waking me up quickly in the morning’, ‘making me feel happy when I am feeling sad’ and ‘making yummy food’. They also agreed that the best way to thank their mummies for all of these superpowers will be to make Mothering Sunday a special day for them by being extra kind, extra helpful and extra good. I shared with them the plan in my house for every request the children have on Sunday to begin with the word, ‘Daddy’ rather than ‘Mummy’ – perhaps you could give it a try in your house too!
I know we have some of the best ‘superhero mummies’ in Pre-Prep otherwise we wouldn’t have such brilliant children! Happy Mothering Sunday to you all!