The last Sunday of May is just around the corner and it is a special day for everyone. Mother’s Day is one of the most important holidays for the French, who according to some studies, place it on the same level as Christmas or birthdays. Bouquets of flowers, perfume, pasta necklace or clay vase, chocolates, anti-wrinkle cream or iron…? Every year the same questions are asked and we try to find the gift that will please our mother. The children are the luckiest ones thanks to this famous gift made in class, and to its symbolic value. But the older ones sometimes lack inspiration.
According to a recent study, 100% of moms are touched by the gift whatever its nature and give it a great sentimental value. According to the same study, what would please moms the most are cosmetics, a piece of jewelry, or a day at the spa. Other moms, the everyday warriors, have simpler pleasures that we never think about. Here is a list, not exhaustive, inspired by their answers.
The right to be lazy
Sleeping in, and breakfast in bed or a day without chores, without shopping, without preparing meals, without taking care of anyone, hanging out like a teenager in pajamas, drinking sugary sodas and eating chips, without feeling guilty.
A meal… a real one
Spending a meal as a family, sitting down, without having to cook, to get up to heat up dad’s meat, to feed the kids first, to bring the dishes, and to clear the table to settle the bread ball fights between the kids and to wipe the stains on the tablecloth, to finally eat cold, last, all alone, or not to eat at all!
Have a romantic dinner with your sweetheart, in a real restaurant, not a fast-food restaurant, without having to finish the children’s menus or wipe up with paper napkins or drink from cardboard cups.
A bit of madness
Spend an evening dancing in a club with your girlfriends and come home at 4 a.m.
Go on an adventure for a weekend, without worrying about anything between girls, like before!
A morning at the spa with facials, hand and foot treatments and a massage.
A day of total relaxation without having to manage anything to be pampered in the company of your best friends in a beauty salon, a hammam or at home.
Being able to go to the bathroom alone: yes, some women don’t have this privilege. As soon as they are there, it is the battle. And when they can’t open the door, they scream and call for help “Mom! Open the door”.
Being able to claim a shower alone is also a dream for some moms. Unless it’s while she’s asleep, the child will take advantage of this moment to do mischief, or offer you her latest drawing.
A bubble bath, without being invaded by all the kids’ beach toys, and the kids themselves!
Dress completely in white, or in a light color and spend your day with it without it ending up as an abstract art canvas!
Even 10 minutes a day, find a corner of the house that is tidy and stays that way.
Time for yourself
It’s an amazing gift but many moms dream of it!
- The time to dry their nail polish, without it ending in carnage
- The time to read an article or a few pages of a book without interruption
- To go to the movies but not to see a cartoon
A real night’s sleep
With eight hours in a row without waking up 3 times a night to check if a monster is hiding behind the curtain, to bring a glass of water that he won’t drink, or to put him back to bed for the umpteenth time while he’s voting.
Peace of mind
A day without having to referee boxing matches between children, or settle disputes over a doll’s sock, or repair the damage of trench warfare in the living room.
15 minutes of silence per day without the Snow Queen theme song in the background, without screaming, without mommy, mommy!
Finally, it’s very simple to make moms happy! If you are out of ideas, know that a gift made by yourself will double your mom’s pleasure for Mother’s Day. Personalized and made with heart, they will only enchant her.