I am blessed to be a mum to four fantastic children, and will be enjoying this Mother’s Day with three of them. My eldest, my first born who is 19 and away in Uni won’t be home, and I will miss her so very much. I miss her every day, but this Sunday I am going to feel it even more. I will be waiting for a very special call on Mother’s Day.
I would love a call. It can be a phone call or video call, and I am not alone. In a recent survey over 66% of mothers with children over 18 would be happy with a phone or video call rather than a card this Mother’s Day. I agree totally. Rather than the cost of sending a card, I would rather speak to my girl – and see her, if we video call each other. The research shows some interesting statistics, highlighted below:
The traditional ways of children showing their appreciation of their Mums are proving less popular as 52 per cent of UK mums don’t think they’ll receive a Mother’s Day card and 63 per cent don’t think they’ll receive a present. However, 19 per cent of mums say they prefer modern communications to cards and 76 per cent don’t mind if their child doesn’t send them a card this Mothering Sunday, as long as they have sent a message or call.
I will be with three of my four children, and have a lovely day. I am thankful for mobile communication as it means I can keep in touch with my eldest – every day of the week – and especially on Mother’s Day.
The top apps mums use to stay in touch with their children and grandchildren are:
1. Text message
2. Facebook Messenger
3. Video chat e.g. Skype, FaceTime
If you are wondering how Britain plans to wish mum Happy Mother’s Day, it is:
1. Phone call
3. Text, WhatsApp or Facebook message
5, Video call
How do you keep in touch with your older children?