Flowers, candy, and lunch at her favorite restaurant are all familiar Mother’s Day traditions. This year, celebrating mom just won’t be the same.
Sure, you can still get flowers delivered online and buy her some fancy candy. But dining out as a family breaks social distancing rules, not to mention, hardly anything is open. Even spa days, concert tickets, and a trip to the zoo are off-limits these days.
So, here are some suggestions for kids to show mom know how much they appreciate her.
Let’s get creative. These ideas don’t cost much money; it’s all about devoting more time.
Mother's Day Gift Ideas
For younger kids, a drawing or handcrafted gift will brighten Mom’s day, long after May 10 is over. Buy a big jigsaw puzzle and solve it as a family. Quality time guaranteed.
Teens: show her you understand why it’s important to clean your room, by tidying it up and giving mom a “gift card” that’s good for a couple of chores, such as doing the family laundry, taking care of younger siblings or cooking dinner.
Dads: getaway for a few hours to enjoy nature and one another. If you’re trying to get fitter and eat healthier, Mother’s Day is a great time to start a new routine. It will be good for your muscles and minds, while you explore more of the world around you.
Susan Sontag said, “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list”; a pretty cool way to think about the days ahead.
So, happy Mother’s Day to all moms, foster moms, and furbaby moms. Here’s to a great one, even in these unusual times.