Mother's Day is quickly approaching (it's this Sunday, May 11 in case you didn't know) and if you are still wondering what you get the special mom in your life I will tell you the perfect gift for her.
Give her a vacation.
I am NOT suggesting that you pack up the the kids and go to Disneyland. That would not be a vacation for a mom. She would still be working. No, give her a day off.
Do you have a job? Do you enjoy your job? Do you get days off? How many hours do you work a day?
I don't know about all moms, but for me, I love being a mother, but I don't get weekends off. I start working at 7:00 am when I wake up the kids. I am going pretty much non-stop until 10:00 pm when my baby goes to sleep (that's a 15 hour day people!) Then I usually get a 2 am wake up call by Lucas. Even if you love your job, you still need a break, vacation days, and sick days. All day I am bathing, dressing, diaper changing, cleaning, cooking, laundering, folding, vacuuming, entertaining, playing, chauffeuring, helping the kids practice the piano and do homework . . . you get the picture. I never get a day off. If I am sick, Hubs does help if he can (he has a job too you know).
For Mother's Day, I would love a day off. No cooking. No cleaning. No dressing the kids. No changing diapers. And a clean house. (I know Mother's Day is on a Sunday, and we try not to work on Sunday, so this might take a little extra planning on Friday and Saturday.)
Don't get me wrong, gifts are lovely. I think something like this would be sweet for a Mother's Day present, but in my opinion, Mom's just want a day off. And who knows, maybe after seeing all that Mom does for you, your appreciation for her will grow. And you won't throw a fit every time she asks you to clean your room (hint, hint Rosie and John!)
Do you agree? Disagree? Let me know, I don't want to send my two readers astray.