I can't help it. I frustrate my husband, I enjoy it, and thankfully, he's gotten used to it.
Every year, about a week before Mother's Day, when I'm convinced my husband has ideas for a present, I question my kids. I know that he as sworn them to secrecy. But I also know that both kids love gifts, they love holidays, and they love to talk about both gifts and holidays. So with my husband at a close distance, I ask my kids what they got me for Mother's Day. And of course, they proudly answer my question.
(... As my husband RUNS across the house yelling "No! Don't tell. It's a secret!")
So, this year, as usual, I attempt to get Mother's Day information from my kids. And again, with an amazing amount of confidence and with my husband at a close distance, I ask the them what they got me.
This year, for the first time ever, both kids look at me, grin, and say, "It's a SECRET mommy!" This year, for the first time ever, they are not giving in.
My husband is still smiling.
Here are a few Mother's Day ideas. These ideas are inexpensive or free and, in my opinion, mean more than most pricey things from the store.
- Clean the house and give mom the day off of all chores.
- Make a CD for mom with her favorite songs.
- Clean the car. This includes taking it to the car wash, vacuuming the inside, and buying air freshener.
- Make a scrapbook with mom's favorite pictures. Here's a web site called Digital Scrapbook. I haven't tried it yet, but it looks cool.
- Make a gift basket (for example: a basket of baking supplies or movie ticket with popcorn) Here's a link to some gift basket ideas Mother's Day Gift Basket Ideas.
- Of course, anything homemade. My son once wrote me a letter. My little guy once painted a flower pot.