First of all, you can’t say you didn’t hear it from me – Fellas, here is a reminder that Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 9! Yes, it is this weekend!
Second, by being a fairly new dad, mother’s day still has me in a quandary. You see, for the past 30 some odd years, Mother’s Day has always been a special day for me to recognize how special my mom has been. Not saying that I don’t appreciate my mom the other 364 days, but I get caught up in the Hallmark Holiday nonetheless. So, if this holiday has always been a landmark day for me to visit and bond with my mother, give her flowers, do the brunch or dinner thing…well, where does that leave my wife?
Next, let’s dissect the card giving thing for a moment. I know it is my newly acquired fatherly duty to get my wife a mother’s day card from me – even though she is not my mom. I get it. A wonderful way for me to document how I truly feel about what an amazing mom my wife is. She truly is, so this is easy. Oddly, my wife hinted that I buy her a mother’s card from our son as well. Hmmm…I sill have to fill it out, but I am not one to write in first person like it is really written from him. Therefore, I am not quite sure what to include in this card. Anyone else get the same “hint”? Would love to hear someone make sense of all of this.
Finally, on a more serious note, I would like to do something special for my wife this year. Yes, I know it’s late in the game, but the last minute things always work out best for me. We have a sitter for Friday night so I guess a special dinner is in order. Flowers, a spa day, Crumbs Cupcakes – these things are all well and good, but was looking to get out of the box here. Feel free to share some ideas…