Mother’s Day isn’t entirely about buying your mom gifts and taking her out to dine at fancy restaurants. Even the smallest acts of kindness can go a long way.
You might be surprised to find out that something as minor as tidying up the house can mean a lot to your mom, as you are giving her some much-needed time out. This year, we suggest you try a little non-monetary gesture to show how much you care:
- Let her sleep
She’s most likely the earlybird who makes sure that the household runs smoothly, so give her a break and let her catch up on some rest with a morning sleep-in, naptime during the day or going to bed a little earlier.
- No household chores
Give her a break from the monotony of the cooking, cleaning and laundry and do these chores for her.
- Do groceries
Grocery shopping is a complicated business, even though your mom makes it look easy. Comparing prices, working a budget and buying things that the family needs and everyone likes is no mean feat. Ask her what she wants and head to the shops while she Netflixes and chills.
- Take the kids to the playground
Silence is golden and a few hours without the sounds of children around can be bliss for a stressed out mother. Let her catch up on some me-time while you take the young ones to the park or for a lunch.
- Take care of her mother
Think about it, if you’re taking care of your mother, who’s taking care of her mother? Arrange for help from one of your siblings, a relative or friend to help spoil your grandmother.