What mums want - from a puppy to device-free day

What mums want - from a puppy to device-free day
Special formula: Working mum Zahirah wants nothing more than a whole year's worth of Novalac formula for her two-year-old daughter Nur Fatihah Mohammad Syafiq for Mother's Day.

PETALING JAYA - From a device-free day and sustenance for the children to a puppy, women have various wishes for this Mothers Day, which falls tomorrow.

K.P. Prema Rani, a single mother of four from Klang, hopes to get a third puppy now that her children are grown up.

"Two of them are working while the other two are in college. Although nothing can compare to my children's presence, having a few dogs to accompany me while I am home alone will be great," said the 54-year-old dog lover.

As for working mum Zahirah Mohd Ali, she wants nothing more than a whole year's worth of Novalac formula for her two-year-old daughter.

"I spend about RM260 each month for up to four cans of the milk powder, and I sometimes have to go from store to store in search of this special formula. Imagine getting my wish! I will not have to worry about it ... until the next Mothers Day anyway," said the 30-year-old here with a laugh.

Melbourne-based Dr Zalina Mohd Ali just wants to celebrate the occasion by having dinner with all three of her children and her parents.

"Due to the distance, coupled with our busy schedules, the last Mothers Day my children and I spent together was three years ago," said the 50-year-old family physician, whose children, aged between 22 and 24, study and work here.

"This year, I want more than just a conversation over Face Time. I want to go for a great dinner with all of them as well as my parents," said the single mother.

Mothers also took to Facebook and Twitter to share what they wanted for Mothers Day.

Sing Yin commented on Facebook that she would like to see more aid for single mothers and divorcees, wage parity for working women and mothers, and more female representation in decision-making roles.

"Also, for mothers to pamper themselves more often than the once-a-year Mothers Day," she added.

Retna Vijayan said all she hoped to have was peace at home without constant whining, bickering and arguments among her children.

Shanthi Sinniah would like to cook a good meal for her children and spend the day with them.

"Flowers are sweet, dinners are great. But what I want most for Mothers Day is a day full of bonding without electronics or trips," tweeted@RoNilai.

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