I know you hardly need a reminder that Mother’s Day is this weekend, since it is smacking you in the face wherever you go. But in today’s consumerist world, sometimes it’s hard to remember that the best things in life sometimes really are free. Cards and flowers and candy are nice, and I enjoy them as much as the next person. And while a card can say everything that needs to be said, it feels better to hear it from the source and not from Hallmark. May is my month – I get Mother’s Day, my annniversary and my birthday all in one month and my husband is constantly juggling the three trying to figure out what to get me for which. More often then not, I tell him not to worry about Mother’s Day. All I want for Mother’s Day is a day off to spend with my family without the stresses of everything else weighing on me. I want to sleep in with my kiddos cuddled up beside me and I want a clean house without having to do it myself. I want a nice dinner that I can sit and enjoy with my children and talk about their day without having to interrupt them ten times to get up and get someone something. I want to go out for ice cream, because that always makes my kids smile (maybe not free, but close). And I want a quiet evening to lay with my hubby and not think about the ten thousand things I am going to have to catch up on the next day now that Mother’s Day is over. I want hugs and kisses; but the thing that feels the best is a thank you for being my mom and I love you. And that doesn’t cost a penny! So while you’re in the store, surrounded by signs telling you to buy your mom/wife/aunt/friend/woman in your life the next greatest thing, remember what Mother’s Day is really about and make sure you don’t forget that, even if you buy the pretty things, which is always nice, you include the free things too, cause they’re part of the gift!
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