I’m not usually one for big hoopla and fanfare – especially when it comes to celebrating on my behalf. But this Mother’s Day, I do have a few ideas.
Wondering what’s on my wish list? This Mother’s Day:
Instead of breakfast in bed, I’d love to go on a morning picnic.
The backyard is the perfect setting – conveniently located and available anytime we need it. I’m thinking fresh strawberries and watermelon would be yummy. Cake would be nice, too (yes, even before noon).
Instead of an afternoon at the spa, I’d love to head out on a local nature outing.
Almost anywhere will do. As long as I don’t have to plan the details or pack the kids’ stuff, I’m all over it.
Instead of a store-bought bouquet, I’d love some just-picked-by-my-kids flowers.
Actually, I’d even like to join the kids for the picking.
Instead of a handmade trinket, I’d treasure a photo book of our outdoor adventures.
Yes, handmade items are adorable. But I’d be hard pressed to keep a dry eye if given a photo book featuring some of our adventures in nature. Personal notes written by the kids alongside a couple of the photos would be a wonderful touch.
Instead of giving me some “me time,” I’d love for you to join me. How about a walk?
I’ve been hitting the trail with friends twice a week since the beginning of 2012. This is my “me time” – a chance for me to recharge and connect with nature without the kids. This Mother’s Day, I don’t care whether we head to a local park or take a stroll around the neighborhood. Come share my world. Oh, and try to bring your best behavior. Just this once.
What would you add to this list? What do you really want for Mother’s Day?