“I had a Mother’s Day request and my husband ignored it – I’m so disappointed”

A mum, who is currently expecting her second child, has shared her disappointment after her husband ignored her one Mother’s Day request – and then didn’t even make her a cup of tea

Sad pregnant woman lying on sofa at home
She is disappointed (stock photo)

It’s no secret that parents are everyday superheroes, solving problems, paying bills and raising their little ones.

That’s why we love an excuse to party mothers and fathers – and have even given them their own days of the year when we give them back and pamper them.

A mother shared how she and her child always make a fuss on Father’s Day, but today she was disappointed Mother’s Day when her husband didn’t return the favor.

In an anonymous post on Mumsnet, A mother, who is currently pregnant with her second child, shared how she had a request for her family for Mother’s Day – and nothing came of it.

She didn’t get flowers or a cup of tea (stock photo)


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Her post read: “Mother’s Day disappointment…

“Mum to toddler and currently 10 days overdue with second baby. husband basically made zero effort for this horrible thing called Mothers Day, although I asked him to book something nice like lunch or ANYTHING that isn’t strenuous at this stage pregnancy.

“My gifts were a watering can that has been in the trunk for a month and I see it every time I open it even though I already have one, and an empty picture frame.

“No flowers, no breakfast, no cup of tea, no taking a toddler so I can sleep in.”

The mother goes on to say that she had a very difficult pregnancy and felt quite uncomfortable towards the end and is now overdue.

She claims her husband’s reasoning for not booking family lunch was “in case the baby comes,” adding, “I wasn’t aware that that stopped him from at least getting me a cup of tea bring or to say Happy Mother’s Day.”

“I know a lot of people don’t celebrate it or think it’s a lot of rubbish, but I’ve always made such a big deal for Father’s Day and he knows I wanted to at least make a fuss as I’m feeling miserable and huge,” she continued.

“He apologized for not doing anything, but I’m just upset that I feel so overlooked. Motherhood has been such a struggle lately and a day of excitement would have really cheered me up. Pathetic I know. I just needed a rant I guess I don’t feel totally unreasonable but maybe I am?”

More than 120 people responded to the post, with many sharing sympathetic messages and telling the mother she’s not pathetic.

One person said: “I don’t think you’re pathetic. I would have been upset too. If the baby had come, would you have had enough advance notice for someone to safely cancel the lunch plans?

Another wrote: “He can still make you a cup of tea and some lunch and take the toddler away for a few hours? We have a full day ahead of us!”

A third added: “No you’re not being unreasonable, he was lazy and thoughtless and I would be upset too.

“The way the husband treats Mother’s Day/Valentine’s Day/Birthday etc. is just throwing money at it, so I get an expensive gift but never a card, but I would give a card or gesture like a lie just as much.” treasure! “

Someone else replied: “You are right to tease OP. If I were you, I would have sent your husband downstairs with your toddler and laid him down. Sometimes you just have to take what you deserve! I would also suggest telling your husband to reserve a table at your favorite restaurant for next weekend. It’s not the happy day you want, but it won’t bother you in the future if you don’t nudge it in the right direction now. You shouldn’t have to…but you don’t want that to happen every year!”

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