Mother’s Day happens every year in May, and it never ceases to amaze me how many people still wait to the last minute to shop for the most important women in their lives. I’m speaking about myself as well. So if you, like me, are out there waiting until the last minute to get the special woman/women in your life a gift for Mother’s Day, I have something to say that might make your quest a little easier.
You see, this day is ALL about Mom! And contrary to popular belief, sex is not a gift she wants to receive on Mother’s Day. So Dads, let’s put that notion out of mind. Really what a Mom wants is the gift of time: she wants to be given the chance to sleep in late, to drink a cup (or several cups) of coffee in peace and quiet, and she wants not to have to prepare any meal for anybody on that day, basically, she wants to be considered.
The next thing Mom wants is an actual gift from her husband that shows he’s actually put some thought into it. For instance, for months now, I have been dropping hints about rejoining the YMCA so that I can get rid of my post-baby body. It would be really nice if someone would sponsor my membership to our local Y. I would consider this gesture to be one worthy of a little “adult fun” later. I’m just saying. A gift such as this would show that I have been heard, and that is a big deal! Listening to Moms is an awesome gift.
Now don’t get me wrong, gift cards, flowers, and dinner out are all great ideas as well. I mean, I could have created a list of 15 things to buy the very important woman in your life, but I think that it’s more important to show her that she matters by going the extra mile. Show her that having her in your life adds to your life, and she will love your gift of consideration.
These thoughts come to you from a mom of four beautiful children.