Life is an exciting adventure, or at least it is when we’re finally an adult and can set out our stall in life. We find partners, choose a career, and raise our own family. All these things keep us busy, and we’re always trying to find time for ourselves! However, no matter how busy we get, it’s important that we make time for the original most important person in our lives, our mums! They’ve given us everything, so it’s important we take the time to show them how much we care.
Just Girl Time
If you’ve got two parents and a few siblings, then you won’t have spent that much one-on-one time with your mum in recent years, but there’s no reason why you can’t start now. Treat your mum to an afternoon or evening where it’s just you two. You can go for afternoon tea, hit the spa for a leisurely afternoon of pampering, or book tickets to that hot new play she wants to see. Doing anything as just you two will create a deeper bond and give you hours to talk about life (and say thanks for all she did!).
Buying a Treat
You know what mums are like. They’re selfless, and they never want a fuss made about them. Despite this attitude, we all know that deep down they love being spoiled just as much as the next person, so why not buy them a present for no other reason than to say ‘I love you’? Look for gift ideas here and make her day. Whether it’s a big or small present, your mum is sure to love it!
A Day Off
It’s not easy raising children and looking after the house for several decades! Your mum deserves a well-earned day off from responsibility, and not just when her birthday or Mother’s Day comes round. Surprise her with a thoughtful gesture by going round to her house to take care of all the daily tasks. You can tidy up, make sure everything’s in order, and then make a delicious dinner for everybody (go on, you can include dad in this one too). Your mum might object to tidying the house, but we’re sure she’ll be positively ecstatic if you want to cook for her.
In the Post
Alas, sometimes we can’t always be with our parents. Jobs, relationships, and those unknown forces can take us far from our childhood home, and thus we can’t just pop round whenever we feel like it. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t show our mum how much we care! Writing a long handwritten letter, sending a postcard, or having flowers delivered will all put a smile on your mum’s face, even when you’re many miles away.
Finally, some of the most precious moments we can have with our parents are just sitting in their homes, looking through old photos of when the family and they as individuals were young. Get to know your parents. There’s more to your mum than just being your mother!