Our Mothers (or the people who act as mothers) are really special people in our lives – right? They love us unconditionally, listen to us, dry our tears, feed us, look after us and be our private taxi service whenever we need to get somewhere.
Often we don’t even remember to thank them for all the things that they do. Shame on us!
Yes – they also can drive us nuts, nag us to keep us on the right track (no matter how old we are) but they only do this because they love us and want the best for us.
Like I mentioned last week, Sunday 8th of May is Mother’s Day. This is the one day of the year that we can give back to our moms.
Spoil them like crazy. Make them feel loved.
We can buy flowers and fancy presents, but if we don’t have lots of money there are still things we can do.
Here are a few ideas that just cost time – mostly.
Make a lovely Mother’s Day card. Go crazy – decorate it with anything fancy you can find – glitter, dried flowers, bits of fabric, wool – get creative. You love your mom – show her how much time you are willing to spend on her.
If you don’t have money for a gift you could make her vouchers. Little cards or papers that say things like:
“Please would you do the washing up?”
“Please would you make me a cup of tea?”
“Please will you bring in the washing?”
“Please will you pick up the dog poop?” (This only works if you have a dog).
“Please will you wash my car?”
“Please will you bring me my glasses from my room?”
You get what I mean? Anything that you think could be useful for your mom – each family has different needs.
Write the vouchers nicely, decorate the cards or papers and put them all together in an envelope. Or make little holes in the side and bind them together with string or wool.
The cruncher with vouchers is… we have to be prepared to do the job when mom presents it to us. With no moaning, groaning or whinging! Otherwise they are pointless.
We could also make a meal or a cake – and be sure to do all the washing up afterwards.
Whatever you choose to do – do it with love!