The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.Theodore Hesburgh
We are sorry if it sounded like a warning, or a loud one at that. Our intention was only to shake you up, get you out of that couch and literally get going to your kids to plan the big day!
Did i hear you say wedding anniversary just passed, her birthday, women’s day, what about that?
What about that daddy ?
She never counts the meals she cooks for you, the laundry she does for you, the surprises she plans for you. The list is endless actually.
And guess what the best part is, you don’t even have to put on your thinking cap, ‘coz we are doing that for you!
So, shall we get started?
The ultimate guide to planning a mother’s day celebration for the mother of your children
So let’s begin with the basics first. Mother’s day falls on the second sunday of may. You heard it right, it rules out all the excuses you might have in mind. It is a sunday and you have the whole day absolutely free whether you are working from home, are in a lockdown or go to office daily. Whichever current situation you are in, it is a sunday and that means you have the whole day to invest!
Secondly, cheer up because you have a team! Your children will be over the moon to plan something in secret for their mom. So make use of these bright-eyed-and-bushy-tailed creatures who would do anything to make their mother happy. (Except, of course eat the food she gives them, sleep on time etc but i don’t want to add that long list here)
Thirdly, it is very easy to make her happy. Let me tell you a secret. Just by knowing that you acknowledged the day and planned something for her is going to make her many many days to come, very special and full of happiness.
1. LET HER SLEEP IN
This one is a hit with all women especially moms. You don’t need to plan a ‘fancy breakfast in bed’ kind of morning but you need to plan a ‘let her sleep till lunchtime’ until lunch in bed becomes a reasonable negotiation.
2. DITCH THE CARD, LET’S DO SOMETHING FUN!
Leave post-it notes of all the things you and the kids love about her, IN ALL THE PLACES SHE WILL GO IN THE HOUSE!
Write whatever comes to mind, memories, reasons you love them, things that you are grateful for, places you’d like to go to together. Write whatever comes to mind.
Give her as many reasons as you can think of to light up with love.
3. SIGN HER UP TO THAT CLASS SHE HAS BEEN WANTING TO JOIN
Won’t this be a perfect mother’s day gift? Gift her that online class she has been meaning to take for a long time but didn’t get time to sign up for it. Even if she has not been wanting it, look for a class that is going to enhance her skills.
4. PLAN A SPA EVENING FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY.
Light up some candles, set up some light music and relax as a family with cooling face masks.
If you want to indulge her a little extra, give her a nice head and foot massage and prepare a hot bath for her.
5. GIFT HER HANDMADE COUPONS FOR THINGS SHE CAN DO AFTER LOCKDOWN.
This one is going to make her super happy, trust me. This gives her a ray of light in the dark times and a hope for things to be normal again.
So create handmade coupons along with your kid and give her something to look forward to.
6. COOK DINNER TOGETHER.
Make dinner as a family. Let everyone participate and cook together. Younger children can help with simpler tasks like laying the table.
7. REMEMBER, FATHER’S DAY IS NEXT MONTH.
Wouldn’t you want to set the bar high so that you get a good pay back. You can literally manifest good karma for yourself!
Finally, one last piece of advice. Keeping aside all the jokes, teach your children to value important occassions by modelling it yourself. Mothers are the backbone of every household, the soul of ever home.
Give her that privilege, show her the love she deserves.
This one is one you dads!