Mother’s Day was proclaimed a national holiday in 1914 when Woodrow Wilson signed a declaration designating the second Sunday in May as a day to honor mothers. Since then, there is no doubt that moms across America have experienced everything from breakfast in bed featuring burnt toast and cold coffee to a measly Mother’s Day card purchased the night before at 7-Eleven.
I have three boys; 2Sox, Chief, and Winston. That’s right, the closest I have come to motherhood is my current brood of a really smart Australian Shepherd and two retired ranch horses so I was curious about what moms really want for Mother’s Day. I did some research and after compiling the data I have come up with this top ten list:
- A Day All To Herself. As much as moms love being moms, they also crave a day all to themselves. That’s right, simply a day off to do whatever she wants. No cooking, no cleaning, no car-pooling or any other mom duties; nothing, zero, zilch, none. So, if you are looking for a treasured gift for mom, here you go. If you want to encourage mom to carve out some quiet time for herself each day, consider a “Be” – Attitudes Kit.
- Sleep. It is no secret that most moms are sleep deprived so there should be no astonishment over the fact that she wants to sleep, sleep, sleep. So, let her! All day if she wants. And, this might include an afternoon