We all know what today is!
For any of us that are on this earth...we have a very special person to thank for that...our mamas. And today is a perfect day to present mom with a heartfelt gift to show her how much her love means to you. But what about the gifts mom doesn’t want? Sometimes, the best gift is no gift at all....here are 5 surprises to avoid giving mom on Mother’s Day. (If you know what’s good for you.)
If Mom Doesn’t Like Your Mate....Today Is NOT the Day to Tell Her You’ve Eloped.
She’ll figure it out soon enough...and really why ruin her brunch with your big news? She didn’t like them before, and a surprise wedding that she wasn’t invited to, didn’t help plan and didn’t get to announce to her friends and family is not going to brighten her day. Save the news for Monday!
Don’t Take Mom to a Restaurant She Hates
This literally happened to one of my friends. He and his mother had a very contentious relationship, and instead of spending the day somewhere relaxing where they could talk and enjoy their time together, he took her to a place he knew she hated for brunch. He “thought it would be funny.” It wasn’t. Have fun pulling scrambled eggs out of your hair after she dumps them on you!
Mother’s Day is NOT the Day to Invite Yourself Over for Dinner
Moms work really hard. Every day, all day to make your lives better. Can’t we give them one day off where they don’t have to be in charge of cooking, preparing and cleaning up after the meal? How special of a day could it be for your mom if it feels like the other 364 days of the year? Better off to order take-out then to expect mama to cook.
Please, Whatever You Do, Don’t Announce Your Divorce on Mother’s Day
Regardless of whether mama enjoys your significant other or has been looking forward to the day where you finally wise up and dump this deadbeat partner, mom doesn’t need anymore stress on her plate by hearing news of you ending your marriage. Whether or not she is glad to hear it, the news will only make her worry. And worry some more. And worry yet a little more. Why do that to her on a special day like today?
Don’t Surprise Her With the Gift of Forgetting Mother’s Day!
Yes, that’s right. Send flowers ASAP. Buy her a fancy box of her favorite candy. Get her that spa certificate. Cook her a lovely dinner. Clean her house. For the love of all things that are good and holy in this world...DO NOT forget this special day! Call her on the phone, send her a sweet card...do something to show that you appreciate the woman who carried you into this world.
A BIG Happy Mother’s Day to all the women in our lives who nurture us, care for us, love us unconditionally and stand in our corner, propping us up when we need support the most. Mothers are the foundation and the backbone of society, and when we start treating them with the respect and love that they deserve, the world may become a little brighter, indeed!
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