It’s a rainy day. No, a STORMY day. It’s raining so hard outside that I can barely see out my windows. The wind is howling. The trees are bent in half. There are warnings scrolling across the bottom of my television screen telling us that there is a severe storm warning going on. NO JOKE!
Well, that settles it. I can not possibly go out in this mess to the gym. Hurray!! A Valid excuse for NOT exercising! What a great day!!
I have had a bit of writers block lately. It hits me off and on. For all different reasons. And then just like that, I get inspired. The source of my inspiration this morning? A blustery, severe thunderstorm outside my window. Now if I don’t lose my power I’ll be all set!!
With storms blowing just outside my front door and Mother’s Day right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start putting a little thought into how to make mom’s day special for her. It’s reallllly not so hard to please mom. We moms are happy when someone else cooks for us AND cleans up. We are happy as can be when surrounded by those we love. That means you… who we have birthed and raised.
It really is that easy. We don’t need fancy, expensive gifts. In fact, the gift of your company is the best present everrr! We don’t want you to spend your hard-earned money on us. And, here’s a little secret. There is most definitely a little list of gift ideas you probably should avoid. To help you out, I’ve compiled a few of those things for you here.
What Not To Get Mom.
…We love getting them!!!!….at our wedding showers.
2. generic mug
This gift screams – “I didn’t want to put any thought into your present this year….”
3. last minute gift
Honey, we’ll be right back…….
4. coupon booklet (easily confused with last-minute gift)
Really? And here we thought those were just your chores.
5. health club membership
“No honey, those jeans don’t make you look fat!”
6. dinner to YOUR favorite restaurant
The world’s best buffet is generally not our favorite fine dining spot.
What can I say – FAIL
So speaking for moms everywhere ~ Do not get caught up in the commercialism of the day. The gifts are lovely. However, just spending the day with you is the best gift of all!! Not to worry tho, if you are guilty of giving these gifts in the past, Mom still loves you. And, the good news is, you can redeem yourself because Mother’s Day comes around every year.
And if all else fails………
15 thoughts on “Does mom really want that?”
I think there should be a sister’s day 🙂 just sayin’
🙂 Let’s start one!!
Thank You, Maurice. : )
Us oldersters have figured some of it out…the hard way 🙂 but there’s always room to learn. The best advice I have is to always keep that ear open for the subtle hints…
We’re good at “subtle” – It’s a gift we were born with. : )
This is so true. Every year my husband asks what I want for my birthday and every year I say the same thing, “Nothing, I just want you to make dinner and dessert and clean it up.” I usually sit in the family room with a magazine and glass of wine while he cooks. It’s the BEST present ever!!
Yes! The gifts are a nice touch, but the best present of all?….being surrounded by family. Especially these days when it’s so seldom we are all together.
Excellent advice, I just wish I had this when I was younger…I think I may have given some of these. 🙂
I think I may have received some of them. 🙂
What a great listing! I had to laugh at #3 and #4. My favorite is the ‘when all else fails’ gift. I m toasting myself right now! Happy Mother’s Day to you!
That was my favorite as well!! Happy Mother’s Day to you, Too!! 🙂
Thanks for this post. Its funny how many of us get these generic gifts. Will try to learn what she wants.
Eat All Fresh 🙂
Thanks!! She probably wants a phone call or to see you. Just a hunch. 🙂
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so agree with you on all of these, my pet hate being appliances!