I remember growing up, on Mother’s Day or my mom’s birthday, she would always say,”All I want is a clean house and no fighting.” I always thought that was a lame answer, even though I would try to best to appease her. But, now that I’m a mom, I realize that material things aren’t necessarily what I want for Mother’s Day.
A Clean House
It is very true. I totally agree with my mom on this one–I want a clean house, and I don’t want to clean it myself. Especially if your wife/mother suffers from anxiety, being in a clean space will help her relax. I know I can’t really concentrate on work or even playing with my son until the house is clean.
Get her a massage. I got one last year for Mother’s Day, and I’ve been yearning for another one ever since then. Get her a gift card to get her hair done. Let her go get her nails done. Make sure the tub is spotless, and let her have a wonderful bath with all the add-ins: warm water, bath salts/bombs, bubbles, candles, magazines/books, soft music, and no interrupting.
Breakfast in Bed
I am so lucky that I have a husband who loves to cook, and is actually quite good at it. I love it when he brings me breakfast in bed or even makes dinner. So, especially if you have children, for Mother’s Day, make the meals and help the children be fed.
Take Care of the Children
Let her sleep-in. Be the one who changes the diapers. Watch them during Church and take care of them so your wife/mother can listen to the sermons and pay attention to the Sunday School lessons. Be the one to handle tantrums. Let her have some me-time and enjoy her hobbies.
Love from the Children
I am so excited for this Mother’s Day to see what picture Rhys will draw in Nursery at church for me. I am so excited to get his love. Mothers love their children so desperately and they want to know those feelings are reciprocated. I am so grateful that Rhys still loves to cuddle me and will give me kisses unprompted. Have the children hug their mom. Have them help clean or make meals. Help them to create crafts or give pictures to their mom. My sister would always make my mom pots or bowls in her art classes.
Mothers, what else would you add to this list?