Well, this Sunday is Mother’s Day. My mother has been dead for over two decades, so I will obviously not be shopping, just remembering. I can remember a gift that my siblings and I got together to give her one year: a weekend off. No cleaning, no cooking, no driving us to hither and yon. It was just a pass for an entire weekend to do whatever she pleased. I think it was the best gift we could have given her (Luckily she had taught us how to cook and clean, rationalizing that one day we would be on our own and that knowing how to make a dinner that would not result in food poisoning or how to iron a shirt without setting fire to the place would come in handy) and my brother had his drivers license so we were up to the task.
Some of my friends like to give flowers or candy for Mother’s Day; one I know likes to give her mother perfume, but always makes sure to buy from a department store that has a convenient branch close to her mom, since she inevitably exchanges it for something else (my friend doesn’t mind this; whatever makes mom happy.) One friend of mins has two sones who give her (among other things) a stunning floral arrangement every year. Of course the best gift they give her is by being two of the nicest, kindest and most dedicated people imaginable.
What if anything are you planning on giving your mother on Sunday? If you’re a mother, what was the best Mother’s Day gift you received? Let us know in the comments.