Mother’s Day is upon us – it’s Sunday as a matter of fact and it is not a day to be ignored. Everyone has someone that needs to be acknowledged on Mother’s Day. Whether it is your own mom, your wife, an aunt, the lady next door who raised you like a mother or maybe even your daughter who is now a mother herself or ALL of the above. Mother’s are to be celebrated, acknowledged and paid attention to for (at the very least) this one special day.
Having a day designated for our moms is like a ref’s whistle interrupting the play of life and saying, “STOP!!! Pay attention to the women in your life who you take for granted every day.” So what can you do for these special women who have sacrificed countless things in their life in order to make your life a little better? Lots and none are terribly expensive.
I think most people would agree that the thing they want most in the world from another person is their time, their undivided attention. Close your laptop, put down your phone (for the day, not for a minute) and actually look at the special woman in your life. Go to church with her, take her to lunch, or brunch or dinner or just sit quietly with her like she is the most important thing in the world at that moment because, truly, she is. Just ask anyone who has lost their mother too early in life.
There is no need to go overboard when sweet, thoughtful acknowledgements will mean the most anyway.
New moms or moms with young children may just want a few hours to themselves. Maybe send them to the salon for a haircut and then on to have their nails done. If you can’t swing that this year, offer to babysit for at least two hours while they go and do whatever it is they want to do.
Moms with teenage children may enjoy a family outing with everyone all together – NO FIGHTING, KIDS!! You could take a walk around a Botanical Gardens or a park and bring a picnic.
Moms with an empty nest may just want to have everyone at home, under the same roof. If that is the case, then indulge her, let her cook up a storm for the children she has missed so much (or order take-out, there is nothing wrong with take-out) but have everyone else clean up the kitchen, it is Mother’s Day after all.
Moms who are now grandmothers as well may just want to spend the day watching their growing family play and be with one another. Bring her some flowers and her favorite sweet treat. If you have a guest room, invite her to stay with you and your family for the night. She may prefer to stay in her own bed, but she will love the invitation.
Whatever you decide to do for your mother this Mother’s Day will be just fine. All she really wants is to be acknowledged and to feel loved and really, who doesn’t want that?
Carmine’s wishes all mother’s a very happy Mother’s Day and should you need us this week for any of your heating, air conditioner or plumbing needs, give us a call at 203-791-8089. We love Moms!!!