With restaurants closed, gatherings forbidden, celebrations and sporting seasons canceled, how do you celebrate Mother’s day during the pandemic?
Fortunately, love isn’t quarantined and moms can be celebrated without a social gathering.
I missed seeing my mom due to all of this social distancing, so I put some tulips, tea, and chocolate together, put on a mask, and drove to her house for a visit. I saw all of the stuff she bought online, traded binge-worthy movies on Netflix and Prime, and browsed my Dad’s latest artwork.
Of course, not everyone can visit their moms, but calls, texts, and video chats are a nice way to check-in and show you care. I don’t know about you, but I’m not receiving a lot of mail. So keep the USPS in business and mail a heartfelt letter, homemade card, or personalized gift. If you’re not feeling creative, you can send flowers, chocolates, or even a book.
If your mom is home with you, and you haven’t given her a gift yet, here are some ideas:
- Buy a cake (hurry)
- Make a cake (cookies or brownies)
- Ask her to take a walk
- Clean her car
- Give her a manicure (or pedicure, or both)
- Giver her a break from cooking, cleaning, and doing laundry
- Write a haiku for her
- Make a special playlist for her
- Ask her to play a game
- Let her pick out the movie tonight
I don’t think it matters what you choose, or even when you choose to do it. It’s always nice to be remembered.
To moms everywhere: Happy Mother’s Day!
A mother is loveIn the eyes of her childrenShe can do no wrong