5 fun ways to bond with Mom
Mothers are beautiful creatures. My perspective of motherhood is shifting as my friends start to have kids of their own. Moms are normal women who have somehow opted to put many of their own desires and priorities to the side to bend over backwards for attitude filled little snots. As I grow older, I’m more amazed by what my mom has been able to do for me, how much she continues to do and how much I’ve always taken for granted. When the time comes for me to have my own little monsters, I can only hope I do as good of a job as she.
For how much my mom has done for me, I have to do very little in return. She never requires anything extravagant. All she seems to need is a little undivided attention. So, with Mother’s Day creeping up, I was thinking about all the things I would like to do if I lived close to her.
No. 1 Go for a walk.
Conversation flows easily when you’re moving around. Mom just wants to know what’s happening in your life and you should learn about what’s happening in hers. Going for a stroll, with or without a destination, gives you plenty of time to cover lots of ground.
No. 2 Cook a meal for her.
The typical Mother’s Day includes a brunch, of course. But how about switching things up and preparing a meal for her? Cook your favorite meal, her favorite meal, learn a new recipe together, whatever! Put on some good cooking music, pour yourselves a mimosa or a glass of wine and just get lost in the fun of making a meal at home.
No. 3 Get your hands dirty.
It’s springtime! Why not head to your local nursery and peruse through the various plants that are waiting for a new home? Pick out a few that you can plant together and watch them thrive all throughout the year. Every time you see it, you’ll be reminded of the lovely afternoon you spent together.
No. 4 Take a yoga class.
Yoga isn’t just about exercise. With the right teacher, it can also be heart opening. Regardless of your experience or fitness level, taking a yoga class together will give you something to share that day that you may not have otherwise done.
No. 5 Make some art.
Take a class or dig up some old supplies and get your creative juices flowing. You can even decide to make each other something as a reminder of the day you spent together.
Regardless of what you do that day, just remember to take advantage of the opportunity to spend some time with mom. Be with her wholeheartedly, no matter how much she drives you crazy. Finding an activity that creates conversation or moves the heart will give you a Mother’s Day you won’t soon forget.
Also, don’t forget to tell her you love her.