It’s ain’t rocket science, man. When Mother’s Day rolls around, no matter how phony you think the whole enterprise might be with all the cards and flowers, or what your relationship is like with your own nagging ma’, or how busy you are at work, or just, you know, how hard it is to remember all these dang dates, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Anniversaries, Birthdays — you’ve got to do something special for that mom or those moms in your life.
Now before you start hemming and hawing, simmer down. I’m not saying you’ve got to go all out! Maybe she likes jewelry, or fancy dinners at fine restaurants, or expensive clothes, or long massages. You could go that route, sure. But I say put the wallet away and don’t worry about making things all complicated — all it takes is a little time and thought to show her how much you care.
Take it from me. My wife is so picky, I can’t buy her clothes, she likes to try everything on first. She doesn’t wear jewelry. Or appreciate flowers, aside from the ones we grow in the garden. And she thinks long massages are overrated. She’s pretty cool and down-to-earth, and also one of the hardest people to shop for that I know! So I hereby present to you five simple ideas that even a hard-to-please woman like my wife will appreciate, and which require little money, and not much work either.
Go on and set the bar low — sometimes less is more.