Not the flowers - I expected those.
All the mums get flowers on Mother's Day. Although the card drawn to look like the cover of my book was a particularly thoughtful touch.
No, what really surprised me was that my children had booked me a climbing wall this Mother's Day.
There I am - right up there, look! Like SpiderMum!
I liked climbing a lot when we did it before - and they remembered.
I like how it makes you feel strong and brave and fit. It doesn't seem possible to climb up those walls until you're - somehow - at the top.
I like how scary it is. You can never be sure your harness will support you until after you've let go and you're falling backwards.
I like how the 12-year-old made it to the very top of the ladder this time - even though he's always claimed to be afraid of heights.
I like how distracting and de-stressing it is when you have a nerve-racking book event coming up the following day.
I like wall-climbing!
On your marks...get...set...GO!
A-a-a-nd SpiderMum takes the lead!