No rest for mums on Mother’s Day

Seven in ten mums won’t get to put their feet up and will still do most of the chores this Mother’s Day, according to a new survey.

Seven in ten mums won’t get to put their feet up and will still do most of the chores this Mother’s Day, according to a new survey.
 
The survey commissioned by The Cooperative Food company found two thirds of mums claim that rather than feeling more special and appreciated on Mother’s Day, they feel the same as on any other day of the year.
 
Although 52 per cent of women wish for as much effort from their partner as their children this Sunday,  six in 10 will still be the first parent up with the children in the morning – and will be lucky if they manage to lie in bed past 7:30am.
 
The survey shows that last year the average mum was treated to an hour and a half of pampering before the whole family tired of their efforts. However, more than half of men did make more of an effort to impress on Mothering Sunday, with 43 per cent making regular cups of tea during the day. A further 24 per cent took it upon themselves to wash and dress the children, while a fifth did the vacuuming. One in 10 men did the laundry.
 
But 45 per cent of mums then went on to cook the family lunch, while 53 per cent took their usual charge of the evening meal.
 
Most mums estimated 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.
 
When it came to receiving gifts, 43 per cent of mums were given chocolate last year, and 40 per cent woke up to flowers.
 





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