Mother – the most beautiful word and blessing on earth. All of us know how we cherish her and want to give her nothing than the best. With Mother’s Day round the corner, an occasion and another opportunity to celebrate her is here again. But how to do to it this year with wall-to-wall coronavirus coverage? Well, for the lovely lady of our lives; here are some ideas so that she feels good, or even better – pampered on this day. Even though, you are miles apart from her due to the lockdown, you can let her know her value in your life. And if you are with her, what’s better! So, grab the ideas elucidated here, right from my creative cap, and set on for the day on the horizon.
1. Make Breakfast for Her
Mothers feed us with delectable culinary treats all the time. Take this opportunity to begin her day with a breakfast. You know her favorite delights. Whip them up and serve her in bed. She will be super happy to see your efforts and her happiness is all what you want.
2. Let HER Programs Run for the Day
We usually don’t have inclination towards the choice of television programs that our moms enjoy. But for this day, let her take control of the TV remote. She will try to convince you again that she will watch whatever you want, just for the sake of watching together. For this time, join her to watch her preferred shows. Let’s refrain from switching channels for the day and watch her changing expressions with her favorite characters on the television. You can even suggest her movies or web series on Amazon, Netflix, or other channels.
3. Facial or Spa at Home
Pamper her with a rejuvenating facial or reviving spa at home. You might have a facial kit or spa pack at home for the purpose. If not, collect items from the kitchen or your garden, create spa like environment in the room, and give her a nice facial or spa, or both. Additionally, you can give her a head massage or pedicure and manicure. Treat her with a refreshing green or herbal tea, or some lightly tossed salad. Whatever you choose to refresh her, she will love it for sure.
4. Clean the House
You might not realize but keeping the house spic and span is not a piece of cake. Take charge in your hands and make every nook and corner of the house sparkling, without mom’s help. Let her sip on a drink or munch her favorite snacks as she gets her feet relaxed with the foot massager. And you be her genie for the day to clean the house, just the way she likes.
5. Pour Your Heart
If you are good with pen, grab it and express what you feel for her. Scribble a self-written poem, some quotes, or a sentimental letter on a piece of paper, or make her sketch; roll it like a scroll, and gift her. Alternatively, you can take an unused photo frame and mount your emotions on it, jotted on a paper. You can also go for a handmade card, expressing your feelings. Your pictures together can also make a great gift. Simply compile those in a collage. It will be even better if you can mark the memory related to each with dates.
If you are apart for the time, share what you have created with her over email. You won’t see but her happiness will be emanating from her eyes.
6. Invite Her for a Video Call
Are you staying apart on this day? Don’t worry. You can still gift precious things to your mom and celebrate the day with her. Show your appreciation with a video call on that day. Chit-chat with her, listen to her gossip with utmost interest, lend an ear to her rants, crack jokes, laugh together, and let her know how much you miss her, especially on this day. Trust me, she will be on cloud nine.
7. Make a Video
In the age of software and apps that allow you to create an engaging video in no time, your lovable gift is at hand. So, if you are not with your mom on this day, make a video conveying your love for her and the bond that you share. You can make it emotional, funny, jazz it up with relevant songs, and add your personal touches to it. Then, share it with her over phone. You can’t even imagine, for how many times she will watch the video.
8. Go Gardening
Does your mom has a fetish for greens like mine? In that case, your plans are sorted for the day. Indulge in a gardening session with her. Pamper her potted babies to bloom well. You can also plant a sapling together and name it on your mom’s name.
If you are living apart, join her on a gardening tutorial about latest gardening tips or something similar. You can also ask her to stay indoors for the time, even if the well-trimmed grass is growing wild or the manicured lawn is becoming unkempt. Let her know that you will put everything back to shape, once you are home. Meanwhile, she should stay indoors, take care, and be safe.
9. Buy her eBooks
Let the avid reader in her get a generous dose of reading stuff. You already know her favorite authors and genre. Present her with eBooks as per her taste. You can also get her subscribed for online books for a month or even a year. And then partake in her chats, when she gives you a book review that she has lately read.
10. Get Her Channels’ Subscriptions
To the movie buff in your mom, what is better than subscriptions of trending channels like Netflix, Hotstar, Amazon Prime, Zee5 etc. She will be happy to the core. Every time, she will complete a season or a movie, she will discuss the details with you. It is super cute when she seeks explanation of online content from you. My mom does exactly this and I know how it feels.
To be precise, Mother’s Day calls for a grand celebration. After all, she is the reason for your existence and she deserves all your love, respect, and appreciation. This is the day when we thank the woman who cares most about us in the world. And making her happy is not a Herculean task. Once I had a WhatsApp chat with my dad. He went gaga over it for almost a week! Making our parents happy is that simple. They don’t want anything from us but time and attention.
Most importantly, at the end it is how we feel after doing something for her because her heart is a perennial river that flows for us; even if we turn dry towards her. None of our gifts and efforts will count if we don’t learn to care for her emotions. After all, though this is a marked day to celebrate her but we have 365 days to make her feel special.
Happy Mother’s Day!