As all mothers of young kids know, there are certain things that all moms want for Mother’s Day (but rarely get). So here’ s a tip for anyone out there looking for ideas to celebrate dear ol’ Mom.
What Mom Really Wants:
1. To Sleep In – Sleeping in doesn’t mean until 8am, it means don’t wake us up, even if you see us laying in bed checking our iPhones or watching a movie on our laptops. Just leave us be until we’re ready to get up. Oh, and play quietly outside so as not to wake us up. Dads, this is your cue to take your kids out for a special motherless Mother’s Day breakfast.
2. To Eat Breakfast in Bed – …or out. That’s really up to Mom. Although there is something irresistibly sweet about the kids making breakfast, and we will love it, sometimes…how do we say this…the taste factor isn’t the best. So plan on taking Mom out to a delicious brunch at her favorite restaurant too. Oh, and don’t forget to bring her a big cup of coffee with that breakfast. And most importantly, don’t forget to clean up the mess in the kitchen you just made.
3. Some Alone Time – as much as we love our families, Moms get so little alone time where no one needs them, that Mother’s Day is the perfect day to shower them with this irreplaceable gift. Book them a mani/pedi, a massage, or just schedule in an hour or two for her to go shopping on her own. She’ll be so grateful, trust me.
4. A Clean House – Cleaning is the bane of Mom’s existence. It’s a never-ending process that seems to take up most of her free time. So do her a favor this Mother’s Day and make the entire place nice and tidy before she even has to roll out of bed. Or send her off to relax in her own way while the rest of the family pitches in with the cleaning so she comes home to a beautifully spic and span abode.
5. Lots of hugs, kisses, and words of appreciations – Sure, gifts are nice and all, but nothing really takes the place of lots of cuddles and kisses and knowing just how appreciated Mom is for all the hard work she’s done this year.
– Esther Carlstone