Despite the fact that every day should be Mother’s Day, a day set aside just for Mom is a great way to stop the presses and roll out a proper “Thank You!”
Bustling brunches, flower shops working overtime to send bouquets from afar, cards filled with grateful sentiments for moms, aunts, grandmas, wives and friends all invite grand gestures to honor the mothers of the world. For busy moms who work all week, Sunday may be the one day reserved for grocery shopping, laundry and other household tasks that get set aside during the week. Here are a few creative ways to get your family thinking about how to make your day a happy one indeed.
- In lieu of flowers and gifts, ask your family for “coupons” for chores around the house. How about “wash dishes on Wednesday” from one child, or “foot massage” from your significant other?
- Homemade gifts and cards from years past make great keepsakes. Have a small child color a picture and label it “Happy Mother’s Day” with the current year on the front. These can become great collections as the children grow each year. Handprints made with finger paints folded into a card are great mementos as well.
- Ask the family to plan a Mother’s Day hike and picnic. Even if it’s just a walk to the park or beach, having the family pack a lunch and enjoy it in the great outdoors is a healthy and fun way to spend the afternoon. A hike or a game of frisbee is a great way to get some exercise in. And since cleanup is easy, it leaves more time (the best gift of all!) just for Mom.
Written by Michele Fulkerson.