With the revolving of the Earth around its tilted axis, and suns going up and suns going down, you are right to realize that just around the corner is the most beloved and cherished holiday in all of May: Mother’s Day. Everyone’s got a mother somewhere, it’s the one thing we all have in common (that and having a father). But even though we all share the fact that we have a mother, we don’t share the same mother, except with your siblings: that makes mothers unique. And with the uniqueness of our cherished begatters comes the responsibility to give unto them something truly special on this glorious day. Here are some tips for making mothers day special this time around the sun!
First and foremost, if you do something with your own two hands, that will no doubt be more special. A handmade card and thoughtfully self-composed poem or phrase will certainly hold deeper and more long-lasting meaning to mom than a card pre-printed by a gigantic factory that spews out prefabricated emotions to the masses. If money is tight, you can get a lot of brownie (or lasagna) points for a beautiful card that you create for mom. Think about the most special thing about her – and there are many I’m sure – and create a moving image and inspired paragraph of words espousing her beauty and importance to you. She’ll be magneting that higher up on the fridge than your brother’s Hallmark card or sister’s flowers.com delivery that wilts come Tuesday.
If you want to be more ambitious, there’s always the route of actually DOING something for mom, helping her complete a project she’s wanted finished for years. Say for example that she’s always wanted a room special for her to do her quilting, or knitting, or whatever else moms like to do. You can take it upon yourself to help finish that unused basement finally. It can be easy to do, especially with YouTube and all the helpful videos posted therein to help you with home projects. You’re also going to be able to get the tools and materials pretty cheap online, like the drywall lift and safety materials you need. It may seem like a lot of work, but talk about a gift that keeps on giving. When mom has her own newly finished work room, she will know her kids love her dearly. Get all the materials you need at The DIY Outlet.
Moms also love to be pampered – after all, they spent your first 1-2 (or in my case 5) years pampering you! A nice dinner is of course always a treat, but for my money, I like to do something a little longer lasting. The way to make a night out with mom the most memorable is to of course make it as unique as possible, or special. So for example, instead of simply taking her out to a nice restaurant, go with her to a cooking course that will teach simple or new cooking techniques that she can use going forward in her own home cooking. Not only will you and she get a delicious meal out of it, but you’ll both gain life skills that can be used the rest of your life! Now that’s a Mother’s Day worth commemorating!