1. The world’s simplest gift
Most mom’s would agree, the best gift there is, in the world, is the chance to lie in. That’s it – just lie in. No tiny humans bouncing on the bed demanding toast or television. To start the perfect Mother’s Day, sneak out of the room, leaving your wife alone in her slumber. Close the door and make sure that the children don’t disturb her. Leave her to lie in until confusion overcomes her and she bolts out of the room to check that her family is all still alive.
2. The gifting guideline
Mother’s Day is often confused as the day that children thank their mothers. In actual fact, it’s the day that we ALL thank our mothers. So dads, take heed: You need to purchase or create a little gift of your own for the special mom in your life. Not just your own mom, but also the mother of your children. In addition, you’ll be expected to facilitate the process of your kids buying or creating gifts.
3. Little notes of adoration
A small and very simple show of affection is to write little notes and leave them in places that mom will find them. Notes with wording like ‘we love you’ or ‘thanks for all you do for us’ are thoughtful ways of showing how you feel. Get your kids to design them for an extra special touch.
4. Acts of love
Make your lovely lady a cup of tea, or even better – draw her a hot bubble bath (only if you’re not in the Western Cape). Find a product that suits her personality like the Velvet Orchid Foam Bath from Vinolia and fill the bathroom with the beautiful fragrance.
5. Write it down
Take the time to translate your and the kids thoughts about why mom is so special onto a card. Let her read it and then put it away for reading a year or ten years from now – this will be an amazing surprise for her.