Many fond childhood memories I have of my mom involve time spent baking and crafting together, and her ability to know the right thing to say when I was having a bad day. Now that I am a mom, I can only imagine how busy she was back then, juggling life’s many responsibilities, and I suspect she was often hoping for a little time off.
One of my favorite gifts as a mother is the gift of time—I never seem to have enough on any given day—between the kids, school, chores, and work. So my wish list would start with a little pampering and be followed by something handmade by my kids (a tradition in our house) and then time spent with family as well as time all to myself.
My wish list:
• Sleep an hour later than usual
• Breakfast (made by someone else) on the porch (away from the kitchen and the dishes)
• The laundry washed and folded (the day before)
• A family adventure—maybe letterboxing
• Time for myself to take a walk, go for a bike ride, work in my garden, or read a book
• Something handmade by the kids such as a card, book, or photo (printed out NOT on the computer)
• Spa gift certificate for a massage, facial, or pedicure (Alayne White is devine)
• Gift certificate to The Mixing Table (great to go with a friend because you can visit and then leave with a week’s worth of prepared meals)
• Photo charm necklace from Planet Jill
• An iPhone, pre-loaded with music and all my contacts at my fingertips (I admit I am a geeky mom)
I invite all the moms to share their wish list in the comments below, and then press “email this post” to the person in charge of planning their Mother’s Day with a note attached that specifies your top picks on the list.
Moms are special (I know mine is). Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 11.