Mother's Day is right around the corner, and if you know what's good for you, you'll do everything you can to make sure your mom has a great day. Being a mom is a 24-7 job, and Mother's Day is the one day of the year when the rest of the world is expected to bow down to the goddesses who keep their families going. But what is the perfect gift for the woman who pretty much does it all? Yes, it's true, she loves all of those handmade macaroni cards and bottles of fancy perfume. But there are some things moms really want for Mother's Day that will score you way more brownie points than anything you can buy.
I mean, think about it — what do you get the woman who wipes runny noses, scares away monsters lurking in the closet, and eagerly supports every school play? Nothing that can be found in a store, that's for sure. And the good news is that the things your mom really wants for Mother's Day won't cost you a dime.
This year, why not show mom you care (and that you're actually listening when she gripes about being tired) by giving her some time and space to recharge her battery? She'll be a whole lot happier when she has to go back to making peanut butter sandwiches and folding laundry on Monday.
1. Extra Sleep
Sleep is a precious commodity, especially for moms with young children. On her special day, one of the best things you can do is let her catch a few extra zzz's.
2. A Little Help Around The House
Pick up your own smelly socks, take out the trash, and if you really want to surprise her — try mopping the kitchen floor.
3. Time In Front Of The Television
Give her a little break from Sesame Street and Super Why. This Mother's Day, let mom park herself in front of the television and binge watch some of her favorite guilty pleasures. Keeping Up With The Kardashians alone could take all day.
4. A Nice Glass Of Wine
Pour her a glass (or three) of her favorite vino and leave her alone with the bottle.
5. A Sweet Treat
If she spends most of her days counting calories, invite mom to splurge on one of her favorite decadent deserts. She can burn it off at spin class tomorrow.
6. A Relaxing Bath
A mom's days are so packed that she usually only has time for a quick shower. Give her a few extra minutes to enjoy a nice, warm bath with some of her favorite yummy-smelling products.
7. A Little Girl Talk
Moms can get so busy with their kids' needs that they often lose touch with their girlfriends. A good, giggly gab session with her girls can lift her spirits.
8. A Little Shopping Spree
The only thing better than shopping, is shopping with someone else's money. Give mom a gift card to one of her favorite stores to buy something for herself — and herself only.
Being a mom is a job with no promotions and no raises. While mom doesn't commit all of those wonderfully selfless acts for the glory, it might be nice to let her know that her work doesn't go unnoticed.