Creating memories is what life is all about. That is why I like to give gifts that create memories. These types of gifts you cannot put value on because they will live on for eternity. Think about what type of musicians your mom likes and rock out with her at a concert, or schedule a spa day of pampering so she can get in touch with her inner queen. Maybe she has always wanted to plant her own garden, grab the supplies and create one with her! I like to also give my mom a small sentimental, or comical gift with whichever adventure I select for the year.
My mom loves the show American Idol. She has been a fan of Carrie Underwood ever since she won first place on the fourth season of American Idol in 2005. As a huge fan for the past 11 years, she owns all her CDs and every car ride with her includes belting out sometimes slightly off key lyrics at the top of our lungs. This year because of her love for Carrie Underwood I decided to take my mom to see her at Mohegan Sun Arena. I cannot wait to see the look on her face! As usual, my poor father got sucked into being our chauffeur for the evening. Due to my off key singing that he has unfortunately had to live with my entire life, he has always told me, “too much of a good thing is a bad thing” and “you’ve met your singing quota for a lifetime.” Thank goodness my dad’s heart belongs to that sweet, little, beautiful, wonderful, perfect All-American girl…which just so happens to be me because he is in for another painful car ride full of off pitched singing. On top of all that, I am going to surprise my mom and make appointments for us to get our makeup done and make dinner reservations at her favorite restaurant.
Mother’s Day is a chance to give back to my selfless mother who always puts everyone before herself. Someone who goes above and beyond to make sure that I have everything I need, and then some. Mother’s Day is a time to show appreciation for everything your mother does for you. Think about what your mom likes to do in her spare time, her interests and hobbies. Maybe it is letting her teach you how to crochet or knit. This may work for you and your mom however that would cause me to lose my patience and probably end up the same way it did when my mom tried to teach me to quilt, utter disaster mixed with screaming and throwing things. You can even helping her paint that spare bedroom that she has been meaning to do for ages. That is if you do not have a nicknamed “Reckless Roller”, which my father presented me with after attempting to help them paint the new addition on their house. It does not have to break the bank, just show thought and time was spent thinking about your mom and making her day special.