There is no tougher gig than being a mum, and there is no one in the world we love more than our mums for doing the incredible job they do. But showing your mum that you love them, that you really love them, can be hard. Finding the words to do your feelings justice can be hard. It is such a nerve-wracking ordeal, one where we heap stress on ourselves as we search for the perfect way to show our appreciation. We trawl the internet looking at website after website. We spend hours walking through town, popping our heads through shop doors and peering through display windows. But every idea seems to fall flat when it comes to celebrating our mom.
It doesn’t matter if we are just trying to be spontaneous, or if we are buying a present for their birthday, or a get-well surprise as they recovery in the hospital or some mother’s day gifts, it is impossible.
However, we have come up with a few ideas to try and help you say, “I love you,” in the sincerest caring way possible. They may not do your love justice, but hopefully, they’ll come close.
The Day Off
The thing about being a mummy is you never get a day off. You are on call with love, care and affection twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, and on every holiday too. So why not give your mom the day off, or a weekend off. Tell her to go and do whatever it is she wants to do and to do it on your dime. If you are young, then why not speak to your dad or another family member to see if you can stay with them and surprise your mom by organizing every bit of it so that it is just a matter of her getting out of the door and doing whatever it is she wants to do. Let her have some me time. Mum’s rarely get that, so grant her that wish and that dream.
Women love relaxing. It is all about being pampered. But your mom probably never treats herself to it. Either she won’t grant herself the time or she won’t grant herself the pennies because she would rather spend them on you. So why not book her the whole package. Get her reflexology and work up from there. Let her enjoy an entire weekend of mud baths and massages, peace and tranquility, and a lot of quiet. Being a mum is stressful, but they hide it so well; they just swallow the stress and carry on. So allow her the chance to address her stresses.
The Early Morning
Just once, set your alarm for some ungodly hour and do everything your mum would do. Put some earphones in and set about cleaning the house. Do all of the chores your mum would do. Sweep, mop, do the dishes, walk the dog, file the post, prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner, tidy your room, tidy every room and put a bunch of flowers outside her door. Let her know that something special has happened, something subtle but something that truly says you care about her.