Friday, May 11, 2012

Mother's Day is Coming Soon...
Are you ready?

Aaah!  It's almost Mother's Day... what a lovely holiday!  I hope you've planned something wonderful.  If you haven't, there is still time before Sunday.  Hmmm, what's a good idea? Well, first off, you better ask Mom, what would she like to do?  Because she might have something in mind already, and if she's got a plan, you better go with it!

But what if Mom says, "Oh, I don't know... don't make a fuss on my account..."

I wouldn't just SKIP mother's day, if I were you.  You'd still better plan SOMETHING. 
 How about breakfast in bed to start?

OK, so today, stop at the store and pick up a few lovely magazines, maybe some fresh cut flowers, and some of whatever your mom likes for breakfast.  (Me, I'm on a strange all- protein diet, so I'll have one egg, scrambled, with a cup of tea and no sugar.)  Oh yeah - you better get a salad and something to grill for dinner, too, because it isn't good for Mom to cook on Mother's Day, but you know how crazy those restaurants can get!

Let Mom wake up whenever she wants, but when she gets up, turn on some music and get the breakfast ready.  Give her a thoughtful card, preferably one that you've made yourself. 

Wait for Mom to take a leisurely shower, and then treat her to a full day of her favorite activity.  For me, well, I'm hoping to go hiking.  Be sure you've packed a picnic lunch.  Other good ideas might include a day trip down the shore, or maybe an afternoon in NYC?  Or what about bringing Mom to see a movie?  I particularly want to see the new Johnny Depp movie. 

Then, in the evening, after an enjoyable family day (...No FIGHTING, kids!...) pull out the grill and fix up the salad, and have a pleasant dinner together.  In the evening, how about just letting Mom do her own thing in peace and quiet?  You've been together all day, but Mom probably has a few things to do to get ready for the week.  Or maybe she has a book she'd like to catch up with.

Sounds good, right? 

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