Mother’s Day - Just Around the Corner
There’s certainly nothing wrong with candy and flowers – I’m a big fan of both! - but while we still have a few weeks to think about it, now is a good time to consider some Mother’s Day options for those near and dear to us.
Time is the probably the most coveted gift of all. For younger, stay-at-home and working moms, there’s never enough. For many retired grandparents, it might seem like there’s too much. Here are some ideas with a little something for everyone that will add a smile to every mom’s day.
If your favorite mom has young children, nothing makes them appreciate the wee ones more than some time away. The gift of BABYSITTING for an hour or two (or 24!) offers a well-deserved and likely much needed reprieve. As an added treat, take a few candid shots of the kids while you’ve got them, do a quick run to Target for a frame, and it’s a gift that keeps on giving!
Nothing says, “You’re special!” louder than some pampering. SPA TREATMENTS like massages, facials or even a mani-pedi, give her some me-time with a bonus. Add in a couple hours for DRINKS WITH THE GIRLS and you’ve erased a week of sleepless nights, missed busses and the latest “I forgot…I need to bring 300 cupcakes to school today.”
For the woman enjoying her relaxed, golden years, going out for HIGH TEA is always a special way to spend an afternoon, though a lunch or early-bird dinner would undoubtedly be equally appreciated. If your mom has musical interests, perhaps going to hear a CHOIR (or Bon Jovi if that’s her preference – he’s on tour!) would be a fun event; if she’s an art-lover, maybe a GALLERY or MUSEUM tour.
If your mom or mom-like person doesn’t have the same get-up-and-go she once had, or prefers not to negotiate the crowds, bring the party to her. Pick up some fancy PASTRIES and SCONES, pull out the Sunday plates and have tea at home. A bottle of CHAMPAGNE is an elegant touch and might start the flow of great memories (write them down this time – you know you always mean to!). If your mother appreciates the more practical things in life, a few hours of doing her errands, tidying up and take-out on disposable dishes might be the winning ticket.
Of course (and admittedly self-promotional!) a PAINT-AND-SIP date with your mom/daughter/granddaughter/Godmother/stepmother/mother-in-law/BFF/anyone you want to spend time with is always a great idea. Plus, there’s wine! (And if you want to bring her some chocolates, we don’t mind!)
May 14 may be Mother’s Day, but here’s to all you do, every day!!
(p.s. - if you’re a mother, a printed copy of this blog on a countertop couldn’t hurt!!)