Mother’s Day Get Her The Right Gift This Year
Let’s talk Mother’s Day! I mean let’s tell the truth, whole truth, and nothing but the truth talk. What do moms really want for their special day? I think a few things factor into this.
- How many children you have.
- At what season of motherhood you’re in.
- What’s the budget?
Another valid factor might be whether you are a stay at home mom or work outside the home. This is in NO WAY a post challenging stay at home moms vs. working outside the home moms. The only reason why I bring this up, is because I am considered a stay at home mom, I get the pure joy that comes with being with my little cherubs every second of every day ( a little less now that one is in kindergarten). And if you don’t know me personally, you might not know that last sentence was all sarcasm. My boys drive me crazy ya’ll! I love saying ya’ll even though I’m from Rhode Island, I know it’s weird but sometimes, a “ya’ll” is all that works, and I like it. Sorry off topic (shiny red ball).
Anyway, I realize all moms want a break, but I really want a break. So here is the real list of gifts I would love to receive. Something for every budget!
Mother’s Day Gift Idea Number 1-
A vacation on a tropical island. Hey, I might as well start big! Yes sun, sparkling blue water, frozen drinks, and a bed with no children in it.
Mother’s Day Gift Idea Number 2-
A spa day with endless treatments. A day to be pampered, relax, and have someone else take care of me for a change. No wiping bums for me that day.
Mother’s Day Gift Idea Number 3-
A date night that my husband plans. I mean he takes full initiative. No asking where do you want to go for dinner? No driving to or from, and he gets the babysitter. Something I just have to show up for and relax.
Idea Number 4-
A nap, like a 24 hour nap! See something for every budget, this ones FREE.
Idea Number 5-
A spotless house. Whether a cleaning crew comes in or the people who made the mess clean it, I don’t care. I just want a clean house so my anxiety over the messy (and I mean messy) house will be gone for at least a day or two.
Not At The Top Of The List But…
Adorable home made gifts go a long way. Things that capture your children’s ages. Hand print (foot print) painted pictures. Things made from clay, items that come from the heart.
A family portrait, or even one with just the children. But remember, the mom shouldn’t have to plan this. You get the appointment, make the outfits match (get help with this if you need it), and bring them to the place and
endure the process watch them sit pretty and smile for the photography session. Then pick out the best shot and have it printed and framed. Easy right? Tip: You can also use a smartphone to take a great picture and have it printed somewhere yourself (budget friendly option).
Brunch, lunch or dinner with the family but made by someone else. Obviously cleaned up by someone else too.
Of course I can not forget the custom T-shirt idea. I mean I can’t wait to wear this every damn day! (Sarcasm again) But this is what moms do, don’t we. We will wear it to make sure everyone else is happy. Well and because it’s just so adorable…
Of course moms love these things, but this should be given with an idea 1-5 listed above.