A new month is here - I can hardly believe it's May already.
My husband asked me last week what I wanted for a Mother's Day gift. He and the kids usually present me with a personally-picked-out-but-poorly-wrapped gift on Mother's Day. Last year they bought me a super cute purse and placed a new pair of earrings and a Starbucks gift card inside.
Yep, they're keepers.
At first I said I thought I wanted the Zoku pop maker. I'd been oogling it for months in Williams & Sonoma, along with the yummy looking recipe book. But the next day I retracted that request because it's rather expensive (even if I were to justify it as a Mother's Day present that would really be for the whole family). Plus it only makes three pops at a time - we're a family of four.
I could always say flowers, but Rick just surprised me with a beautiful lily plant the other weekend. For no reason at all except he saw them while at Home Depot and wanted to bring one to me! It made the house smell amazing.
Then I thought maybe I wanted a professional massage from Massage Envy for Mother's Day. Only, the last one I had there wasn't great. That was over a year ago but I still remember laying down on the table anticipating bliss, only to spend the next 40 minutes underwhelmed. I know what you're thinking, any massage is better than no massage, Rachel. But I decided "not so" when I've just spent a chunk of change on it (about enough to buy a Zoku pop maker ). Maybe it was just that masseuse.
So I still don't know what ideas to give Rick for Mother's Day. Or, what I'll do for my mother-in-law. What's on your Mother's Day wish list? What are you planning for your mom? I could use some inspiration here. Do tell if you've got some really great honoring mom ideas.
Maybe we'll do a low key Mother's Day this year. Perhaps on Sunday I'll just lay down on the carpet, and have my kids walk on my back for a massage. And I can stick popsicle sticks in some yogurt cups the night before and freeze them for homemade Zoku pops. Then we can sit down for a meal together with the lily as our centerpiece. Honestly, that would suit me just fine.
Well, that and maybe a pedicure ...
UPDATE: They surprised me with a big urn on the back patio they filled with herbs - sweet basil, stevia, flat parsley, and lemon thyme. Alaina gave me a homemade coupon for a 20 minute back-rub. And Caleb, my youngest, gave me a homemade coupon for "Anything you want." That made me giggle. Rick took me out to lunch and then sent me to Barnes & Noble for 2 hours by mysef and permission to buy a new book. (smiles)