View Full Version : Help! I've got one day to come up with something for Mother's Day!
05-09-2008, 09:10 PM
A nice card? Flowers? Dinner?
Please ladies, help me come up with something original this year.:confused:
We're strapped for cash so it won't be diamonds.:rolleyes:
I need to figure out something special for both my Mom AND my wife.
Please help me. I don't want to look like a chump.:(
05-09-2008, 09:43 PM
05-09-2008, 09:43 PM
For your wife, do something you usually do not do...my DH actually wiped the bathroom down yesterday, it put a smile on my face this morning to not see "gunk":eek: all over the counter and sink. Maybe give her a book that you know she will like and take the kids out so she can relax and read in peace.
For your Mom, being the Mom of older children I love it when they reminisce when they were little. Maybe find a picture of when you were a kid and write a note to remind her of a certain time that was special to you in the "old" days. ;)
05-09-2008, 09:48 PM
I think time alone also sounds nice :)
05-09-2008, 10:25 PM
My wife wants a cheap $10 chasis lounge chair from KMart so she can read and nap on the back porch.
05-09-2008, 10:47 PM
I want a trip to the Husband Store in the other post!! Just kidding.
Well it would help if you would tell us what she's like so we can give you ideas.:) Is she simple, glamourous, likes to eat, likes clothes, perfume, hockey??????
05-09-2008, 11:30 PM
Don't know if it help, but I asked for clothes or flowers to plant outside...not to expensive, and you could watch the kids while she has some "gardening/quiet" time.
05-09-2008, 11:40 PM
A clean house, a day when dh takes care of the kids completely, and an uninterupted movie? That would by my ideal mother's day gift :o
05-10-2008, 08:39 AM
Let your wife sleep in. Bring her coffee/tea the newpaper and breakfast in bed....Pick some flowers, put in a small vase. Have the kids make her cards and help you cook breakfast! Just let her know that you will be handling everything around the house tomorrow (if you really can), including all of Jacob's care.
As for the Mom...I gave mine and my MIL cards and Starbucks gift cards....they are coffee freaks.
05-10-2008, 08:58 AM
Thanks for the help so far everybody. Some great ideas. I have a busy morning and can't reply right now to the ideas or give more info about my wife. I'll be back a little later though! Thanks again, Dave
05-10-2008, 11:42 AM
I'm cleaning the whole house!
I'll get her a hanging plant for outside too. That sounds like something she'd really like.
She has to work tomorrow morning so I can't let her sleep in. Her work wouldn't be very happy if I did! LOL
Alone time would never work for her. She doesn't like being alone. We will be eating dinner out later in the day with my Mom so she'll enjoy that. I like to be alone and do things by myself and she just doesn't get that. I will go to a movie by myself or to a museum and she thinks I'm weird.:rolleyes:
She likes simple things and is not high maintenance. Family time, sitting down to talk (she likes to talk about her feelings; that's a tough one for me), visiting friends, going to a movie without the kids, etc.
She'd probably die of happiness if I ever took her dancing. We had a wedding dance 15 years ago. That's the last time we were at a dance.:eek:
Anyway, I have to get my apron on and get back to cleaning.;)
05-10-2008, 12:02 PM
I will go to a movie by myself or to a museum and she thinks I'm weird.:rolleyes:
I always did that before I had kids (went to museums and movies all by myself all the time). I like going places by myself, those days are gone, especially if I had to trust Elizabeth alone with her dad.:eek:
She sounds like a lovely woman and mother, and I'm sure no matter what you get her, she'll appreciate it. She sound like the type of lady that would like a beautiful card and flowers.
05-10-2008, 11:38 PM
I think she's like if she showed her your post. It is very sweet that you even thought to post it.