You could spend the earth on fancy Mother’s Day gifts for the lady in your life, or you could give her something she’ll actually like. Here are the simple things that’ll make her day this coming Sunday. The best part? Most of them are free-ninety-nine.
1.The wondrous gift of an uninterrupted sleep.
Fellas, listen up. If you want your lovely lady to crack a smile on Mother’s Day, the secret is taking over the night shift the evening before.
2.Or at least a sleep in. You know, past 6:30am.
If bub gives Mum a sleepless night, she is entitled to a recovery snooze while hubby and the older kids fend for themselves come breakfast time. Make this a Mother’s Day tradition in your household.
3.Homemade breakfast, at the table.
Breakfast in bed is nice in theory, but the crumbs are a pain in the butt. Clear the table, pop a flower from the garden in a little jar, and set up a little café scene at home. We’re pretty sure she’ll like this baked apple French toast.
Keep it coming.
Pity the fool who uses up all the hot water before the woman of the house hits the shower. Better yet, pop her favourite music on, light a yummy candle, and draw her a bath. Even better if you make her some homemade bath salts!
6.Not to have to walk the dog/ feed the cat/ clean the goldfish bowl.
Everyone deserves a day off pet duty. Make today Mum’s RDO.
7.One hour to herself.
To read a magazine, have a nap, cut her toenails. Whatever she darn well desires.
8.A clean house.
While Mum’s sleeping in/having a shower, do a speed clean of the house. That means, at the very least, toys away, dishwasher emptied, non-sticky benches.
9.A break from the kitchen.
No cooking, no dishes, no tea making. Make it your mission to keep that lady out of the kitchen!
10. An outing that doesn’t involve Coles.
Coffee and cake, a drive in the country, a movie. It doesn’t need to be fancy, it just can’t involve a Fly Buys card.
11.No peace negotiations.
Everybody play nice. Mum’s on strike from playing chief mediator today. Go ask Dad.