Do Mums Really Want This For Mother's Day?

Do Mums Really Want This For Mother's Day?

This has to be one of the weirdest Mother's Day story ever – the supermarket Morrisons has announced that it will be opening mum-only checkouts in all of its stores this Mother's Day.

The Sun reports:

MORRISONS is opening special mum's-only checkout lanes this Sunday to help celebrate Mother's Day. The supermarket's own research has found that 37 per cent of mums visit a supermarket on Mothering Sunday to do the weekly shop.

Apparently the premise behind this move is that mums tend to carry on as normal on Mother's Day, with 37 per cent of mums surveyed by Morrisons saying they'll be doing the usual weekly shop on Mother's Day.

What now?! I can't decide if I'm abnormal or just lucky to have a a family that wouldn't dream of letting me schlep around the supermarket on Mother's Day but this really surprised me.

As far as I'm concerned, Mother's Day is for giving mums a well-earned break from the norm – the last thing I plan on doing this Sunday is trawling round the supermarket for loo rolls and packed lunch items.

I'm hoping I'll get treated to a lovely lunch that I won't have to cook and possibly even a glass or two of bubbly.

If we need groceries, I'll fully expect my husband to pick them up on Mother's Day. I wonder how many dads do the week's grocery shopping on Father's Day, after all.

Sorry, Morrisons, but you can shove your mums only aisles this Sunday. Queuing for the checkouts with scores of other mums is the last thing I want for Mother's Day.

But we'd love to hear your views on this story. Will you be nipping round the shops on Mother's Day this Sunday or do you plan to put your feet up and leave all the chores to someone else? Leave us a comment here or come and join the conversation over on our Facebook page.


  • Laura S.

    Tesco will be delivering mine and i'll be putting it away. #norestformums

    • Helen M.

      And I'll be up at five to get to work at Tesco for six to pick your orders :disappointed_relieved::scream:

  • Sarah T.

    Whilst I'm very lucky to have a lovely day planned with my kids and other half (who has a rare weekend off) I found the content of the article quite judgmental. Many Mums may not have the choice and well done Morrison's for turning the mundane shop in to a positive thing. "Sorry Morrison's you can shove your mum only aisles..." As someone who spent time as a single Mum to two young children who were unable to plan the nice surprises you mentioned, the 'do it yourself Mothers Day' would still have been a nice memory that I'd have treasured.

  • Vicky R.

    Lol at the comment "apparently some mum's carry on as normal on mother's day" no shit! It's a 24/7, 365 day a year job til your dead!

    • Vicky R.

      It doesn't stop when they're 18. Am I right?

  • Sammy S.

    I just hope my husband doesn’t hear about this and expects me home 30 minutes quicker... I love my child free supermarket escapes regardless of it being Mother’s Day! :blush:

  • Louise M.

    don’t make me be one of the 37% :frowning2::frowning2::frowning2: x

  • Sarah W.

    A spotless house that lasts

  • Karla C.

    Im single mum so sunday like every other day :joy: had to buy my own present otherwise i wouldn't get anything ive got homemade cards from the kids who are 6 and 3!! Im just wondering if my youngest will wake up at 5 or 6 :joy::joy:

  • Katy G.

    What a stroppy woman that wrote that article!!! My hubby has to work tomorrow and if I need something from a shop I will go and get it! Our son has special milk, hubby tried to get on way home from work tonight but couldn't so I will do it tomorrow.

  • Claire F.

    What a load of crap lol :joy::joy:

  • Jenifer C.

    That’s what I thought :speak_no_evil::joy:

  • Shirley M.

    Just another day to me I'll be up doing all my usual chores

  • Sammie I.

    am i the only one who loves food shopping? :joy:

  • Karen G.

    Hell, this mum doesn’t go food shopping any day of the year! Online all the way!!

  • Nicky K.

    No change to the normal routine.

  • Lisa S.

    Yeah and you can shove your article love! I have 5 children (youngest is 1) so a trip to the supermarket alone is a treat in itself! :joy:

  • Amy C.

    :joy::joy: some mums don’t get a choice

  • Gem S.

    Bet you didn’t get your own till

  • Beth H.

    Silly article. Not everyone has the luxury of being able to do nothing on mothers day. Being a single mum of 2, aged 2 and 5 there will be no dinner cooked for me, no alcohol as i woukdnt be able to drive so an outing wotb the kids would be out of the question and so on. Well done Morrisons for appreciating life goes on as normal!

  • Laura R.

    There is no difference at all in my house, same as any other day :rolling_eyes:

  • Katie M.

    I did the food shop today with my two kids

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