Is one day a year really enough to celebrate mother’s? I guess that depends on what you make of the day. Officially its only one day a year so make the most of it.
If you’re a parent reading this then you know how challenging the day to day life of Mum or Dad can be. All parents recognise this. Do you want to be known as the Dad who forgot Mother’s Day? No Way do I want that title.
Remember Father’s Day comes later in the year, if you want that day to be special, then you better make the most of Mother’s Day.
With Mother’s Day gone for another year it’s time to recap this years celebrations.
I once read that a party without cake is a meeting, I think a celebration without presents of some kind isn’t a celebration at all. If we are going to celebrate the amazing job mum’s do then they deserve some gratitude.
If your still stuck for present ideas (even if its a bit late), check out my earlier post Preparing for Mother’s Day. Not only will it give you a few ideas but also how you should have celebrated it, maybe next year?
If you read my guide on mother’s day presents then what follows won’t surprise you. Here’s the rundown on how my son and I showed our gratitude.
- Spa Voucher – Yes I went the easy way out, but at least I know it guarantees her some relaxation time down the track.
- Pajamas – I must confess I had help with that one, my wife picked them out herself (also a safe bet if your not sure on sizes)
- Handmade Present – This came from daycare, a small pot painted by our son, filled with a couple of chocolates.
It’s no secret that Mrs Down Under prepares the majority of meals in our household. With the weather getting colder over here a hot breakfast is definitely preferred over a cold one. That is one meal I can cook!
Breakfast in Bed? That’s one pastime we don’t practice.
Who wants to make a mess where you sleep.
Pancakes are always a safe bet. Given our child is almost 2, cooking a hot breakfast isn’t something I can delegate to him, he was fascinated in the process though. Maybe next year I can pass this job onto him.
We were lucky this year in that both my Mum and my Mother in-law came to our house for lunch, this meant we didn’t have to travel anywhere allowing my Wife more time to relax. The best part about grandparents is they love looking after grandchildren, again more time to relax.
While lunch wasn’t anything fancy (have you been reading? I’m not a great cook) it was still more then we would normally do for a Sunday Lunch, sometimes simple can be just as effective as fancy (at least that’s what I keep telling myself).
Back to Reality
As I mentioned at the start of this article Mother’s Day is only one day a year. That means Monday was back to reality, back to work, back to sharing the load as parents.
So is One Day enough? Whether it is or not is a discussion for another day. That doesn’t mean you need to only celebrate it one day a year. Take the time and plan ahead to spoil the Mother of your Kids throughout the year. Don’t forget your day will come too.