5 things I do before my Mum arrives on Christmas Day

(PS. Do NOT tell her I was eating mint slice biscuits in my bed at lunch time!)

1. Buy paper towel. She always asks for it and has a use for it. I never buy it normally.
2. Clean out the crumbs in the cutlery drawer.
3. Clean behind the toilet door.
4. Cut my kids finger nails.
5. Remind my husband NOT to have the air-conditioning blaring (she’ll bring a jumper anyway). She’s a cold frog and will do that shiver with her shoulders.

BUT, I love her and wouldn’t have it any other way!


  • Niki

    Seriously, do we have the SAME mother!!!

    • Katrina (author)

      Hahaha that’s funny!!

  • Cathy

    That is sooooo funny, i just cleaned out my cutlery draw!!

  • Jo

    I love your list – I wonder if my girls will do that whe I go to their place – I think not LOL

  • Liz

    I just cleaned my daughter’s cutlery drawer last weekend, told her there were things ready to sprout, lol.

  • Kim

    I cleaned my cutlery draw too….But my mum isn’t coming to visit, just talking to her on the phone is enough to scare me into cleaning though

  • Sandy

    Merry Christmas Katrina. Funny isn’t it as my mother came the other day to stay and the one thing she did do was clean the cutlery drawer. Sandy xx

  • Sarah

    I (may) have vacuumed the cutlery drawer and um the toaster this arvo prior to the mother in law arriving tomorrow…Ill put gloves on the kids so that she doesnt see fingernails. MC!

  • Maureen

    I am the mother here and the thing is I do clean out the cutlery drawers ….why is it that no one does it these days lol

  • Pennyb

    Classic that is exactly what i did last week when my mum came up. cleaned the cutlery draw..
    Pen x

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