A lot of people are blogging this week about “What does Mom really want for Mother’s Day?
Most answers tend to fall in three categories:
1. A little peace and quiet away from the kids, no matter what age.
2. Some meaningful time just hanging out with their toddlers, teens, and adult children.
3. A heartfelt message of appreciation from the kids.
Note that not one of these requests requires money to buy stuff, just a little time and thoughtfulness.
Flowers, candy, and breakfast in bed are great, but most moms say a card or letter with words of love and gratitude from their child makes the hard work, sleep deprivation, and never having a moment alone all worthwhile.
Beloved humorist Erma Bombeck had a lot to say about motherhood, too. A couple of our favorites:
“When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice, safe playpen. When they’re finished, I climb out.”
“I take a very practical view of raising children. I put a sign in each of their rooms: Checkout Time is 18 years.”
“I have never gone to the bathroom in my life that a small voice on the other side of the door hasn’t whined, “Are you saving the bananas for anything?”
Give mom what she really wants this Sunday – your time and affection.