Okay men! Has your wife bore you children? Does that not make her a mother? A question I am asked frequently is “Why should I give my wife flowers on Mother’s Day? She isn’t my mom.” Ask yourself this, if she is a mom, and she is dear to your heart, then the proper etiquette is to acknowledge her on Mother’s Day. After all, does she or does she not tend to the children in your home? A mother is a full time job, and not taking anything away from a father’s role (you have your day too by the way), taking one day out of the year to acknowledge this isn’t going to hurt any husband and in return, you make the woman of the household very happy! And remember guys, if mom isn’t happy, no one is happy!
Here are some suggestions to help you pay honor to the woman who rears the kids 24/7 365 days out of the year, with asking nothing in return but just a little love.
- Flowers are always a win, but there is no need to stop there if you really want your wife to shine this Mother’s Day. Consider adding a assortment of candies or chocolate to the flowers, or a balloon bouquet to add to the celebration.
- Clean the house and do all the laundry. (The dreaded never ending task! That on will score you big as long as you don’t ruin any clothes.) Get the kids to help!
- Can you cook? Hook up a special meal (preferably her favorite if you can) and have the table set with candlelights and flowers! If you can’t cook, make reservations to her favorite restaurant.
- Get her vehicle detailed or you and the kids can have fun together washing the car inside and out while you set mom up with a nice relaxing bubble bath all set with candles and a single red rose! Run the car to the gas station and fill it up while you are at it.
- Handle all child conflicts. Allow nothing to slip passed you to mom.
- Make arrangements for the kids to go to the sitter and plan a romantic evening out on the town followed up with a peaceful evening for just the two of you.
- Make time! Clear your calendar! Give the day to her! If you cannot devote the day to her because of a work conflict, then make sure you give her a day you can and then make sure you follow through.
The best gift you can give your wife this Mother’s Day is acknowledgement for all that she does do for you and the children. Express to her how much she is appreciated in words and gestures of love. Make sure she feels the day is about her because you do actually appreciate and love her, and not just because it is a day on the calendar that dictates so. If women are reading this, feel free to add suggestions in comments to help the men out. For you men reading, add your suggestions of ideas that scored big points for you on Mother’s Day.