Mother’s Day. A day to acknowledge moms and show your appreciation for all that they do and have done your whole life. Moms don’t really need elaborate presents or flowers on Mother’s Day. How about getting your mom something that money can’t buy to show her that you really value her and care about her as a person.
Spend time with her. Share in one of her hobbies.
My kids are little right now and I get homemade cards and a hug and that is just the perfect gift. I don’t want them to go out and buy flowers that are going to die or spend $4 on a card. What I would like is just some attention, just a bit.
When my children get older and get their own lives, I imagine on Mother’s Day, I would simply want my children with me ~ to take a little bit of time out of their busy lives to stop and spend time with me.
I suspect that, if you’re lucky enough to still have your mother, she wants the same.
Instead of getting mom a gift or flowers, consider getting involved in a hobby that she loves or do something active together. If she’s not active, this is the perfect time to tell her that you love her and you want her to stick around for as long as possible. Maybe this will be the beginning of a standing active date between you that will enhance both of your lives and the lives of your kids (because of course they’ll be there too!)
Here are a few active ideas that you can do with your mom and your kids:
- Go for a walk together
- Go for a bike ride together
- Go have a picnic in a big park and take some fun activities to do ~ frisbee, ball, etc…
- Go swimming together
Then make her a yummy dinner. Simple, easy, priceless. I guarantee it will be the best present that you could give her.