“We should be nice to our mum on Mother’s Day!” says voucher website ahead of Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is tomorrow, which almost certainly in no way explains why the Telegraph decided to highlight the hopes and dreams of the average mum:

Good night’s sleep and a lie-in preferred option for Mother’s Day, survey shows

Flowers and chocolates will be fine, but hard-pressed mothers would like nothing better than a good night’s sleep and a lie-in on Mother’s Day, a survey has revealed.

Many will be hoping for the rare chance to stay in bed this Sunday – and that their husbands or partners will look after the children.

A good night’s sleep and a lie-in came top of the poll, at 20%, when mothers were asked what they would like other than flowers or other expensive gifts.

Source: The Telegraph, 6 March 2013

It seems that the average mum has quite simple, inexpensive tastes, when asked to list things she’d like besides expensive gifts. Of course, this doesn’t mean a good mum doesn’t also deserve an expensive gift, as a spokesperson for the discount voucher website which carried out the research explained:

The survey of 1,000 mothers was conducted by online discount site NetVoucherCodes.co.uk

A spokesman said: “We all love our mums so making Mother’s Day perfect for her is the nicest thing you can do. But remember, whatever she says, she would still love a gorgeous bunch of flowers and a big box of her favourite chocolates.”

For the uninitiated, NetVoucherCodes.co.uk might be a good place to look for money-off deals for your local florist or expensive chocolatier.

In utterly unrelated news, on Mother’s Day (tomorrow), children traditionally buy gifts for their mother, as a show of their affection and appreciation.