Can I be honest for a sec? I don’t really care about Mother’s Day (for myself, anyway.) It feels a little forced and made up and contrived. (Though it didn’t stop me from ordering these sneakers and this watch for myself as a little present to myself, from myself, HA!)
Something I do love?
My kids get REALLY excited for Mother’s Day. They talk about it for weeks and end up making me the cutest cards and projects. My thought is, I never want to make them feel like they have to buy me anything on this day. I really like a pretty picture or a card, or something simple like that. (My son told me he is making a book for me, I love that.) I love how creative they are, and the stuff they make me is just awesome. As they get older I think it will turn into just being able to spend time with them. Having a simple family dinner, doing some type of activity together, that makes me smile. We don’t typically make a big deal out of these holidays (Valentine’s Day, Mother’s/Father’s Day, etc), I think we’d rather splurge on a fun family vacation. Last year my husband and kids made me an awesome cake and that was precious. It’s the thought that counts for me.
On that note, instead of a gift roundup, I thought I’d link some of the posts I’ve written about being a mama. It is my most favorite role in life, and having the honor of raising these kids with my husband is the best EVER. I couldn’t ask for anything more in life.
Why it’s awesome to have kids close together.
How it gets better, I promise.
Motherhood is NUTS. And the best. Often all at the same time;)
Happy Mother’s Day weekend!