MUMS have been reminded that things will be straight back to normal after Sunday.
Children and husbands expressed concern that mothers might get big ideas after receiving a mid-priced box of chocolates and a card with the price sticker still on it.
13-year-old Stephen Malley said: “This Thornton’s selection box cost seven quid, split between me, my sister and my dad. Now that’s a pretty high-end gift. But the problem is that mum could start getting all above herself, thinking she’s a film star then not tidying all my shit up.
“You see it happen to people who win The X Factor, the limelight goes to their head and they forget where they came from.”
31-year-old Nikki Hollis said: “I rely on my mum for free dogsitting and laundry services so I can’t have her getting big-headed.
“We’re taking her to Pizza Express but first thing on Monday I’m ringing her up, saying ‘It’s over now’ in a serious voice, then putting the phone down.”
Mother Mary Fisher said: “I already knew I was getting a Sam Bailey CD because it’s been sitting on the kitchen table unwrapped for a week. I have never expressed any interest in Sam Bailey.”