Fifteen minutes ago- I was absolutely sure of what I was going to get my mum for ‘Mother’s Day!’…
After years of ‘borrowing’ her skincare products, raiding the ‘top shelf’ of her wardrobe for creams and make up by the likes of Elizabeth Arden, Estée Lauder and Guerlaine, I wanted to treat her. A ridiculously belated apology for all those times she had opened a packet of some cream or perfume, annoyed to find the container half empty. I ‘ever the optimist’ would protest that they were simply ‘half FULL’, whilst she sought out new hiding places for her best products. Access to a mother’s cosmetic collection is likened to finding the chalice used at the last supper- The Holy Grail.. wondrous… Any mother of adolescent daughters will know that this is a futile mission. No underwear draw, no shoe, not even the cleaning cupboard is safe when it comes to sniffing out those items we’d spotted in magazines, and couldn’t afford but desperately wanted. So I was going to make her up a goody bag with products I had depleted over the years, until she JUST informed me in a conversation nothing to do with Mothers Day, that she had been sorting out her cupboards and hadn’t realised how many products/cosmetics she had been given for Christmas, and wasn’t buying any more cosmetics ‘for a looooong time’ … bummer! So it’s back to the drawing board.. It’s a mum conundrum, but if anyone else is in the same boat- maybe this might help..
To all the mothers out there, have a fabulous day!