Mother's Day is May 8th. And, you do realize all of the things that the Mom in your life has done for you and your family, right? Then you must know that a bouquet of flowers and card, though very sweet, are not all it takes to make Mother's Day a true holiday.
To make Mother's Day special for any Mom in your life, try some of these tips:
1. Watch the kids! Think of giving a "Kid Free Night" Coupon or taking the kids to the park for a few hours.
2. Cook - No mother should ever have to cook on Mother's Day, so plan ahead. Pick out something for everyone to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It doesn't have to be fancy, just one less thing for Mom to worry about on her special day.
3. Pick up after the kids. Come on, now, if Mom is supposed to feel pampered on this one day of the year, why should she have to pick anything up? Leaving the mess, though, will likely cause her stress, so help out by picking up.
4. Ask-Ahead of time, ask her what she wants to do. You may be surprised at her answer. Even if it's something you hate, just think of all of the boxing matches and football games she has smiled through.
5. Be Nice. All relationships have their good days and their bad days. On Mother's Day, no matter what, don't argue with a Mom. Its only 24 hours, you can handle it.
6. Have fun with it. Blow up balloons, throw a barbeque (where no Moms are allowed to help cook or clean up), make banners, buy a cake, play music, hide her shoes and force her to wear fuzzy slippers all day with a paper crown made by the kids, just make sure that she knows that this is her day!
7. Buy her something that she will cherish. Don't buy her something that she will have to use to cook or clean unless she has absolutely requested it, and then I still wouldn't. All Moms love to look at their families, especially their children, so look into personalized or photo gifts-put some real thought into it.
Mother's day should not be just another day with a few flowers thrown in. Moms spend their lives taking care of the people that they love, so one day of fun, pampering and rest should not be too much to expect. Trust me, if you follow these tips, the mom in your life won't be struggling to remember next time she's asked, "What did you get for Mother's Day?"
Samantha Olea is the owner and creator amd lead designer of http://PaintedPlatesandBowls.com which makes hand painted porcelain plates and photograph plates and keepsakes for all holidays and special events.
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