She deserves a break. From EVERYTHING & EVERYBODY.
Huffington Post says, “She spends every day dealing with other people’s needs, wants and troubles, often to her own neglect. What better way to turn the focus back on her than to give her a break from anyone who places even the smallest of demands on her?”
Maybe she just wants to read?
Is there a pile of books somewhere in her room? I’m sure she’d LOVE to dig into them, and you need peace and quiet for that. Huffington Post says, “Ditto for that Netflix series she’s been meaning to binge-watch and finally finish! A free day allows her the time to enjoy whatever her simple pleasures may be. Extra points if you stock the snack cupboard for her before leaving her in peace!”
She wants to remember what QUIET means.
Huffington Post says, “From the second she became a mother, she’s heard the hum of motherhood through cries, coos, whining, wheezing, words and questions. While not all the noises her kids make are bad, sometimes mom just wants to take a deep breath and not hear anything that sounds like responsibility.”
She simply just needs to recharge.
Huffington Post says, “Nothing restores mom’s patience and energy like not having to use her patience and energy! A relaxing mani/pedi, a stroll alone in nature, a long nap or some shopping for herself can help replenish her usual superpowers.”
FRIENDS? What are those?
Maybe mama needs some girl time to chat with her friends and re-connect with some long lost friends. Bonus points if you supply the wine before you leave her to chat with her girlfriends who she hasn’t seen in ages.
Believe it or not, Mother’s Day may not be a happy one for her.
Huffington Post says, “While your family may be stoked to lavish mom with the attention she deserves, Mother’s Day can also be a tough day for some. If mom has lost a child or her own mother, or has sadness associated with Mother’s Day for any other reason, some alone time may make it easier to cope with those hard emotions or at least save her from trying to hide her tears from those she loves most.”
Of course, she’s probably love to see you at some point during the day. But never underestimate the gift of peace & quiet, especially for your wonderful, loving mom.