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………