Mother’s Day is only days away, but it’s not too late to plan something special.
Sunday, May 8 is a time to celebrate the wonderful women in our lives – moms, mothers-in-law, grandmothers and other mother figures.
As soon as we arrived, our mothers took care of us tirelessly, never taking a day off. While you could forget about the terrible twos in diapers, the cranky teenage years, and all the times in college you didn’t have time to call… mom remembers. She’s been there through it all.
While one day a year certainly isn’t enough, it’s a chance to give these special women some of the recognition they deserve. If you haven’t taken the time before, take a moment to say “thank you, Mom.”
That being said, here are some last minute ideas on how to celebrate Sunday:
• Involve the children
Kids of all ages should help show mom how much they care. Ask them to draw a picture, write a message or choose their own Mother’s Day card. These little things will become irreplaceable memories that are sure to bring tears to your eyes.
• Enjoy one of his hobbies
Spend the day doing what Mom wants! Ask her what she likes to do in her spare time. Maybe she likes to golf, garden, hike, or spend Sunday mornings singing in church. Either way, she’ll enjoy the time spent together.
• Cook her dinner
Do you remember all those delicious home-cooked meals you had growing up? Now it’s your turn! If you’re not good at cooking, go to his favorite restaurant instead. If the weather is nice, pack some takeout for a picnic in the park. Sitting down to enjoy a meal together is a great way to reconnect.
• Share your favorite souvenir photos
Digital photos are so rarely shared after they’ve been taken. So why not fire up your hard drive and dig through the archives? Once you find photos of you, mom and family, print them out to put in a special scrapbook or frame. Or create a digital slideshow with mom’s favorite songs or kids’ voiceovers. It’s a great opportunity to look back together on all your memories over the years.
• Pick up a last minute gift from a local store
It’s too late to order anything from Amazon, and most flower shops are probably full of Mother’s Day orders. Instead, take a stroll downtown to your local stores. If mom has a green thumb, check out a greenhouse for plants and home decor. If she likes to drink coffee, buy a bag of specialty coffee beans and a cup of her favorite coffee. For locally made jewelry and artwork, stop by the Farmer’s Market or browse the artisans on Facebook Marketplace. You never know where you will find something unique. And I’m sure Mom would approve of local shopping!
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