Do you think Moms are harder to surprise on Mother’s Day than they were in days past?
Maybe. My mother would have been happy with some cheap perfume, or some now cancer-causing talcum powder.
Me – I’m a little more complicated. (Maybe she was too and I just didn’t know her.) I’d be allergic to the perfume and would shun the powder.
By the way, I’m over my scarf phase. Maybe I will get into them as I grow more chins, but for now – no scarves.
What are some things I would consider awesome Mother’s Day gifts? Let me tell you.
YOU. We are all so busy. I’m not the mom who keeps the house and watches Wheel of Fortune. To the contrary, I am busy, busy, busy – just like my grown kids are. What would bless me more than anything else would be to spend time with YOU. No pressure, no expectations. Just hanging out.
DOING SOMETHING WITH YOU. Of course there are bunches of brunches available for Mother’s Day, but my favorite activity is much simpler. Every year, I visit a local garden that is bursting with the colors of tulips and lilacs. It’s a public park so it’s free. I just want to go for a walk with you there – to chat and enjoy the beauty together. It’s the same place we went to since the kids were all little and it still thrills me. If I’m ever in a wheelchair, wheel me over there on Mother’s Day.
SOMETHING YOU HAVE MADE. Yes, I know you’re a grownup, but something from your precious hands is more meaningful to me than anything you could buy. If you happen to be a gifted sculptor or jewelry maker, all the better.
OK, if you insist on buying something, let me give you a few ideas.
EARRINGS. You know this is the only consistent jewelry I wear and I do lose and break them. And I like variety, so grab a pair you think I’d like. And I don’t need pricey diamond or pearl ones because I already have them
A FITBIT. I say I don’t want one, but I really do. I would never admit to being that interested in tracking things, but the concept does fascinate me and it’s something I would never buy for myself.
AN INSTANT POT. Been reading a lot about these and I confess my curiosity. Is this the device that will make my life easier and more fulfilled? I’d like to find out. Or will it end up in the “appliance garage” of unused gadgets.
EXTRA PHONE POWER It would be awful if my phone battery was completely drained when I was trying to call you to have you over for your favorite, specially prepared dinner, wouldn’t it? Enough said.