Thursday, May 08, 2008

A Surprise For Mama On Mothers’ Day

As of today, I still don’t know what to give to my mom and to my mother-in-law this Mothers’ Day. I am thinking (even blogging) of a surprise for her. What should I give her?

AskMen.com came up with a list of 9 Worthwhile Mothers’ Day Surprises. Here they are:

1. Create a photo album of old memories
2. Make a tribute video
3. Offer her some spa treatment
4. Plan a weekend getaway for her
5. Take her out for a private, formal dinner
6. Make her dinner
7. Enroll her in an interesting class
8. Help around the house
9. Buy her a gift

We don’t have that much pictures and we don’t have videos either so items 1 and 2 are out. Though it’s a very creative idea, I just lack the resources right now. Mom is not into some beauty treatment and she will not go to a weekend getaway without dad. Taking her out to a formal dinner would not work as she might complain of the exorbitant food prices. To make her dinner may work. I’ll do that for mom-in-law, as she lives very near to us. No. 7 will not work because there is no interesting class that I know of. Helping around the house, is good only at that time when we were teens. And mom won’t appreciate it since she expects us to help all year round.

So, I’m left with number 9. I’ll buy her a gift, probably a bouquet of flowers arranged by my wife. But throughout these years, my mom would always prefer time spent with her than any other gifts we can afford.

Yeah, that precious time, is better than diamonds for Mama. Happy Mothers' Day to my mom and to all the mothers in this world. May 11 is Mothers' Day.

12 comments:

lady cess said...

uhh.. make her lunch? :D

the flowers would be a good idea. i remember one of your posts where your wife made baskets of flowers and they were really beautiful.

freeze said...

Give her a kiss. too usual? not for me hehe

faeryrowan said...

The best gift for mom on Mother's Day? Let her relax at home, have fun with the family, and steer her away from the chores for the day. Let her do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING (if that makes sense, hehe!). =)

Major Tom said...

So thoughtful of you bro.

Maybe this sunday, I'll just let the kids do some homemade greeting cards, and some flowers, that'll touch their mom's heart.

Wilson said...

hI! been here readin your post...hope you can visit my home too...care for exchange links? Have a nice day!

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Panaderos said...

Time indeed would be the best gift to your Mom. I truly agree. My mom's thousands of miles away from me as I write this and there are a lot of times when I wish that she was only within driving distance so I can pay her a visit whenever I wanted to or whenever she needed me.

Oh well, anyway, I wish your Mom a very Happy Mother's Day!

tutubi philippines said...

happy mothers day! i'm still thinking of a surprise for my nanay

Annamanila said...

You're a good son, lazarus -- finding out, with tlc, which is the best gift for mom today.

I can only tell you what I personally want most today -- time away from cooking (it's summer and my maids are away on their annual leave) and lunch at sbarro and dinner at teriyaki boy. :)

ft said...

you're a sweet son, lazarus..:) i don't have a gift yet for my mom. but i will give her my gift once i see her this month..can't wait to go back to phils! hehe...

hapi mother's day to ur mom!

dodong flores said...

Happy Mother's Day to your Moms, Gaw... :)

Lawstude said...

I texted her in the morning and gave her cake at night. Happy Mom's Day to your mom.

Josh of Arabia said...

i love to hear people expressing their sweet thoughts for mom..

ps send my post greeting to your mother, too.

i misd it here..rgds bro :)