Don't Forget Mom This Sunday
by Brian Stephenson
posted May 6 2014 2:35PM
Lest you forget – Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 11th. Now, I’m sure none of YOU would forget Mom on her special day – but you’d be surprised how many people do – at least until the last minute. A recent survey revealed that 74% of us – have no plans whatsoever for Mom – until a couple of days before Mother’s Day. Only 6% of the people surveyed have plans/reservations at least a week beforehand – while 13% just “wing-it” the day of. (I’m not sure what the other 7% do – but whatever it is – they better have a good excuse).
The survey also reported that while a vast majority of moms say “just being with family” is all they want for Mother’s Day – over half really expect something anyway. Now, that’s just common sense. So, it goes like this – mom says “oh, just being with you on Mother’s Day is all I could ever want” and you then need to say something like: “I know you’re so selfless and a great example of all the really groovy virtues – but it’s all the more reason I couldn’t resist at least getting you this lovely bouquet’……………….You get the idea. Whether it’s flowers or a gift certificate or candy or a heart-felt personally crafted Mother’s Day card – it’s what she expects – and she’ll love it.
Speaking personally, regarding those hand-crafted Mother’s Day cards – my mom apparently really liked those. Going through her personal things last year – I found one – from me – to her - circa 1970. Funny, but I recall being a much better artist than I actually was. But she loved it and kept it for more than 43 years. She passed away less than a week following Mother’s Day last year – so this year will be my family’s first one without her.
So – my advice – plan a little something for mom this Sunday. She’ll know it’s because you care. Then give her an extra big hug -- because you can.