2. Knock a Chore Off the Honey-Do List
If you’re not handy or creative, look around and see what chores your mom would really like help with. Is it weeding the garden, organizing a cupboard, hanging pictures, or cleaning up your room? Teens and tweens, if you give your Mom the gift of a cleaned up room, there’s less nagging in your future – count that as a bonus!
If you have a senior mom or lady in your life, ask her what she would like help with. Then recruit your crew and make it happen. The trick to finding which chore to do is choosing one that your mom, aunt, grandma, sister, daughter, or other special lady will benefit from, and then doing it her way (ok, mostly her way). This will send the message that you really appreciate everything she does for you, her family, or others. And keep in mind that sometimes just spending time with your grandma – doing the dishes after lunch, keeping her company, and not rushing off – would really make her day.
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3. Give Your Mom the Day Off
We talked about letting Mom sleep in, but if you want to go the extra mile on Mother’s Day, give your mom the whole day off. Heads up, though – be prepared. You’re actually lucky that Mother’s Day is on a Sunday because it lets you avoid the normal weekday routine. And trust me, you don’t to go there . . .
Running a busy household is like running a business that’s open 24-7, 365. If you’re not the parent who typically manages the family budget and events calendar, don’t try going rogue with a new routine for only one day. Instead, ask the expert (i.e. the mom) and follow her instructions to organize and prepare. This will help all of you enjoy your time and not make more work for Mom the next day!