I will be missing some of my own Mother’s Day. That Sunday morning, I will be driving back home from Calgary. I am completely excited about a meeting I will be having while there and it really is important that I make that trip. On the other hand, I am so sad to be missing the start of MY day.
In an effort to make Mother’s Day as carefree as possible for everyone in the house, I am going to be pretty specific in what I want for Mother’s Day this year. After all, my awesome husband will be flying solo, looking after both girls and planning a fun day upon my return. From my gift, to the day’s activities, to our meals, I don’t want him worrying about what to do.
Since I will be coming home from a whirlwind of a trip, I want something light and easy for lunch when I get back. I’m thinking fruit smoothies, and since I know that Life Made Delicious has some great smoothie recipes on their site, I will be emailing him all of the links to save him time.
As for activities, when it comes to an important day like this, I want to play in our yard, go for a walk up to our local playground and possibly take another walk up to our local store to get some soft ice cream after dinner. On days like this, I just want to enjoy my family without a lot of distractions.
For dinner, I don’t know what I want yet, but I do know that I want it barbequed. I love back yard barbeques and I am hoping the weather cooperates.
Lastly, for my gift… I have been saving some gift cards and cash from my birthday for a semi-day at the spa. So far, I have enough for a manicure, pedicure and massage. I’m hoping for a partial gift card for a facial, then I can pay the small difference and spend some time in complete bliss after I work hard planting our garden.
And the most important part of my gift, I want my girls to make something. Paint, colour, sticker, stamp, craft… I just want something from them.
What are your plans for Mother’s Day? Do you have a gift in mind?
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