Mummy Magic: A Mother’s Day Post


Does anyone remember this advert of a mum walking with her daughter?  I think it was a bank advertisement.  The mum would pay for everything using her phone, which made the child think that her mum has magic.

I was that kid.

When I was a child, I believed my mum had magic too.  She had this magical ability of making all my worries and hurts disappear.  As a mother of a young child now, I believe I have that magic too.  I think this mummy magic is passed on from mother to daughter, over one generation after another.

Like all children, little T believes that my kisses are magic.  If she hurts herself, any bit of her body, be it her thumb, her elbow, her knee, she’d offer it up to me, or I’d bend down and kiss it and just like magic, she’d stop sniffling.  In her heart she thinks that her mummy’s kisses has made them better.

She cries for me in her sleep, and just like magic, as soon as I touch her forehead, she calms down, turns around and falls back to sleep again.

Of course there are days when I think my mummy magic is fading.  After all, she is five now.  But she hasn’t said anything to me.  I think she still believes in it just as she believes in Father Christmas or the tooth fairy.

And I also know that the time will come when T will discover that of course just like Santa, mummy has no magic and that her father and I both have feet of clay, but at the moment though I’m revelling on the high this “mummy magic” gives me because I know it won’t last.

It isn’t Mother’s Day yet,  but I try not to blog on Sundays and I also know that most of  you will probably have plans, so I’m going to greet you all lovely Mothers out there a Happy Mother’s Day!  And a reminder to all of you, to all of us, that we are doing a grand job! 🙂  Now let’s pat each other on the back, pass the bubbly and say cheers!

My word of the week is Mother’s Day.

Does your children believe you have mummy magic too?

Do you have any lovely plans for Mother’s Day?

Do share.

The Reading Residence


  1. Oh goodness, another lovely mummy’s day post that’s got me all teary eyed…
    Super post Dean.
    I believe Mummies can keep their magic as Laura had said, mine still makes me feel better and is always there when I need her, for that I’m ever so grateful. Mother’s Day can be a tough one for many, including my dad who still struggles now my nan has passed on.

    Enjoy your Mother’s Day, I hope you get a hug or 20 from your family.x

    • Thanks for the lovely comment Gemma 🙂 x Have a lovely Mother’s Day too, hope you are treated like a queen on this day 🙂 xx

  2. This was a really sweet post and when your daughter is all grown up I’m sure she’d love to read it to see things through your eyes. Happy Mother’s Day!

  3. This is what keeps me sane. My son’s ability to look at me like I am the most awesome person even when in reality I am not =P

    My son is 5 as well so that magic will fade soon and like you I am trying to enjoy it while I still can.

    Nice to finally see you Dean (about me page)!


    • Oh are you are awesome! 🙂 It’s nice to know you’re back blogging Merlinda 🙂 As for my about me page, shhh 😉 x

  4. Oh dear, I’m a bit teary now! What a beautiful post. I’m sure the mummy magic has a lot longer to last – there’s something about the look of total adoration and complete forgiving of when you get things wrong, isn’t there? Have a wonderful mother’s day!

    • Thanks Katy! So true about the total adoration and complete forgiving 🙂 Have a lovely Mother’s Day too :)x

  5. Ah mummy magic I believed that as a child too. Blake’s a bit young at the moment to believe in that yet.

  6. Ah, I love this post. You’ve reminded me that to my kids, maybe I am magic. Just maybe. And that’s a rather lovely thing to be. Happy Mother’s Day to you, too x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  7. Happy Mother’s Day Dean! (and for a minute I forgot that your Mother’s Day is sooner than mine and I panicked thinking I was missing it!! LOL)
    Beautiful post to celebrate the magic that is in all of us!

  8. I don’t know about magic but I can think of another word beginning with ‘m’ she may think of me ie. mad. #WotW

    • Thankfully my daughter isn’t old enough to call me mad. I’m giving her about 5-8 years before she starts calling me mad 😉

    • Thank you! Same to you too 🙂 And I’m sure your little one thinks you have magic too. x

  9. I have a mix of young ones and teens and it was sad when the older kids stopped believing in Mummy magic. Thankfully the younger ones still do

    • I dread that day, although even though I’m slowly preparing for it, I know like you, it will still sting. Happy Mother’s Day!

  10. Fi Ni Neachtain

    The mummy magic is most definitely alive and well in our house too. My boy has just turned three and runs to me anytime he has a bump for one of those magic kisses, it’s the sweetest thing isn’t it?

    • It definitely is! And I’m glad the mummy magic is truly alive in your house as well 🙂 x

  11. Love your mummy magic, isn’t it wonderful how a mothers touch can sooth so many little problems, shame we can’t do it for the big problems too as our kids get older. Hope you have a lovely Mother’s Day!

    • I agree with you. If only we could do it too with the bigger problems that comes with growing-up. x

  12. what a fab post. I never thought my mum was magical but she is definetly amazing and i love her so much. She still is..and i’m so blessed to have an amazing mum.

    • Same here. No matter how old we are, we still need our mums, don’t we? 😉

  13. What a lovely post!! I also always thought that my mum had some kind of magic as I always felt much better when she was around. She used to disappear any pain I had at that moment which is like magic indeed. I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day too!! 🙂 xx

    • It’s nice to know that no matter how old we are, we all still need our mothers.

  14. I remember that add and I loved it still do, I think all mums have magic and though I am not yet a mamma and almost 29 I believe my mum has magic and she has a way of making everything right

  15. Aww what a lovely post. Happy Mothers Day I hope you had a great day. I hope that I pass my magic onto Monkey and he passes it onto his children too. xx

    • I’m sure you’ll be able to do this too. Dads also have magic 😉

    • Thanks Ana. No, we just stayed home, my daughter was a bit poorly… she still is actually. Hopefully she’ll be better soon.

  16. Michelle Murray

    aww such a lovely post. Hope you enjoyed your Mother’s day and spread your Mummy magic

    • I’m glad to know that mummy magic is still alive 🙂 Thanks for letting me know that. xx

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