Happy Hump Day you guys!
Uh, so I just realized something.
It’s almost MOTHER’S DAY.
I haven’t planned anything. Just a few days away and I’ve got nothing. I keep seeing these lists: “Gifts for Every Mom”, “Gifts Even for the Sporty Mom”, “Mother’s Day Gifts for Any Kind of Mom”, etc. But these lists have a problem. It doesn’t matter what kinds of mom that they claim to be for, or how many gifts are on the list, or the variety addressed…my mom wouldn’t like any of them. She doesn’t like bags, or jewelry, or spas, or any of that other stuff that people always suggest for gifts for mom.
I love my mom, but she hates EVERYTHING. I say that to people a good amount, but I think people underestimate what I mean by it.
Legitimately, my mom doesn’t like almost anything anyone gets her. So what do you do when you have a mom like mine? One that isn’t interested in anything you can get for them, but still loves you?
WELL–you get creative, of course! I have found that the stuff my mom DOES like is the stuff that reminds her of when I was a kid; the stuff that shows her that I was thinking of her even if it’s ridiculous and stupid. One year, I performed a song. I often draw her large pictures or write her poems. I once bought a book about being a great mom and went through and wrote examples of the stuff in the book and crossed out things and made notes. She LOVED it.
So, here’s my list of child-like “I love mom” gifts for the mom that hates everything else:
Yep, you probably could have guessed this one. Draw her a picture, write a poem or a story, sing her a song. If you have additional skills and/or resources, make her a movie, record an album. Gosh, make her an ashtray.
- A fun photo of you (or you and your family)
For example, one year, I took a picture with the Easter Bunny. I was 26, She thought it was amazing. –sigh–
This one always seems obvious for some of us, I think, but a lot of people overlook it. Make her a dinner and really focus on her! Take her to a show; mother/son or mommy/daughter time. Do a paint and sip.
Ridiculous, right? My mom likes the weirdest stuff…but, I figure my mom can’t be the only weirdo, right?? I’m going to get started on my gift…
What are some truly odd or interesting things that your mom has loved???