Remember that day? Let’s call it the first day of our lives. That day has many names. Some call it Birthday. Others, of a more pessimistic nature, view it as one more year closer to death. Some don’t see it as anything other than a typical weekday. Mothers everywhere, however, have a different name for that day altogether. They call it Mother’s Day. Though I look forward to my birthday each year, I just nod my head in compliance. After all, Mother always knows best.
Evidently, the official date of Mother’s Day doesn’t fall on every child’s birthday, although according to Mom, it probably should. Mother’s Day is a day solely for Mom and no one else. This day is absolutely vital for mothers, or so I’ve heard. When asked, a mother would humbly say that her child or children are the greatest gifts she could ever hope for—a smart child, husband, or friend would acknowledge that phrase as code for “I deserve presents, I gave birth!”
So, how to go about finding the perfect gift? It really depends on the mom—each one being unique of course. If she’s more of a class act, perhaps a regular attendee of formal dinner parties, an elegant article of jewelry could be called for. If she’s dabbles in the culinary arts, perhaps a new apron and some sort of cooking device (the device should be chosen in regards to her cooking style). Maybe she’s into sports, such as tennis, kickboxing, and so on—a new hat or racket and for kickboxing a mint condition pair of gloves she can break into. When carefully analyzing a mother’s character, finding a gift is a breeze. Really, what is all the fuss about gift hunting year after year?
Once the perfect gift is accounted for, it’s time to decide how you’ll give your mother a day to remember. Extravagance beyond your dollars’ worth is unnecessary. As aforementioned, even though someone says they don’t need a gift, it is a nice gesture. Nevertheless, when it comes to event planning a mother is truly content as long as she is surrounded by those who love her. This I know from personal experience.
Lastly, at the end of the day the celebration of your mother is a fun and happy one, and when it comes down to it, as corny as it sounds, the day is really a time to reflect on the copious sacrifices she has made for her children. We don’t think about it this way often, but technically every day is Children’s Day, because as a kid we never had to work, or cook, or clean, or pay college tuition, or love our children unconditionally. Mothers on the other hand have only one day each year. It is our duty, as the children, age aside, to make that day worth a life time of sacrifices. Sooner or later daughters become mothers, and when that time comes, ask yourself, “what is the most prevailing lesson your mother has taught you?”