A note to all you forgetful souls out there, this year’s Mothers’ Day is on March 10th – This is a day for sons and daughters everywhere to show our mums/carer just how much we appreciate everything this woman does in our life. I think we’re all guilty though of giving the usual chocolates and flowers, or bath goodies if we have the time. Instead of the usual stuff though, how about spending a moment thinking about what the most important woman in your life really want or needs? Here are a few ideas…
Time– can you remember when you last spent to proper time with your ma? I don’t mean the usual conversation over dinner with conventional questions and half-hearted answers but going for a walk/drive, finding out what’s really going on in her life outside of being your mum.
Clothes/ make up– This is a predictable gift if you buy her the same scent or lipstick she has been wearing since before you were born. Maybe she’s been wearing it that long simply because she likes it, but of that’s the case surely she already has a pretty decent supply without you adding to it? Buying her a slight variation of her typical wares shows that you’ve made the effort to really think of something she’d like but are also saying that she is perfect the way she is.
A break– Even if you don’t live with her or she truly believes you can look after yourself; your mum never stops being a mum. No matter how modern she is, how many friends she has, your mum is always a mum/wife/colleague. So why not send her on a night out or- if your budget can stretch to it- on a weekend away where she can just be herself. No cleaning or working or worrying (if she can help it).
What do you plan to do for your mum this Mothers’ Day?