Ideas for Great Mother's Day Gifts
We just try too hard to find the perfect gifts for Mom. Moms are such an important part of our lives that we place a great value on giving Mom what she wants for Mother's Day. But, you don't have to break the budget to make your Mom happy. You might be suprised to learn that you may not have to spend any money to give your Mom the perfect Mother's Day gift.
By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class. -- Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1907- )
Humor for Women- By Laura Browne
What A Mom Wants For Mother's Day
Every year my family asks me what I want for Motherís Day. Every year, I give them the same answer that I learned from my mother. I say, ď I donít need anything.Ē Of course my family knows Iím not serious. Iíd be very disappointed if they actually didnít give me ANYTHING. So I usually end up with some perfume or smiley-face socks. Thatís nice but itís not what I really need.
So this year I decided to ask my family for what I really want. Iíve asked for gift certificates. But I donít want gift certificates from a store. I want personal gift certificates. Hereís what I want:
Step over Certificate
This would allow me to ignore and step over all socks, jackets, shoes and anything else that gets tossed on the floor. I wouldnít be expected to pick up anything. And even better, it would mean that other members of the household would actually have to pick up the items they dropped. They couldnít step over them without seeing them like they normally do.
I Donít Need to Find It Certificate
Why does my family think I have little treasure maps in my head showing the locations of all the items they misplace? When I hear questions that begin, ďWhere are myÖĒ, I can just show my certificate. Whether itís homework, a favorite toy or my husbandís tie, I donít have to worry about finding them.
First Seconds Certificate
Iím sure youíre familiar with the concept of family hold back. Thatís when family members (especially moms) offer extra food to someone else even when they want it, in order to make sure everyone else gets their fair share. Thatís fine when we pass around the spinach, but when it comes to chocolate cake, I want to be able to show my certificate and go for seconds before anyone else does.
This is a two-for-one certificate. If someone else is whining, they must stop when I give them the certificate. Or I can use it when I feel like whining to make everyone else listen to me (and not roll their eyes or make faces).
Refrigerator Clean Up Certificate
Someone else can have the fun of getting rid of the droopy carrots and little bits of leftovers that I was pretty sure no one would eat but I felt that I had to wrap up anyway. And this has to be done before they become unrecognizable science experiments and start to erode the plastic containers that I put them in.
Days Off Certificate
I just want some days where I can relax and have fun with my family without feeling guilty that Iím not getting anything done. I want someone else to worry about the wrinkly shirts sitting in the dryer or the blobs of toothpaste hardening on the bathroom sink Most importantly I want other people in the family to take care of these things so I donít have to do twice as much the next day to make up for my day off.
Will I get what I ask for? I hope so, but whether my family gives me a certificate or not, Iíve decided to take a few more days off this year to relax with my family. That will be my present to myself.
Donít wait for a certificate. You can cut this page out, hand it to your family and use it as a certificate for you to take a few Days Off too. Thatís my present to you. Happy Motherís Day.
Laura Browne is the author of a practical & easy-to-use book for women, Why Canít You Communicate Like Me? How Smart Women Get Results At Work. To register for her Free Teleconferences on various topics such as: Are You An Invisible Woman? How To Get Heard, go to InYourFaceInk.com (This book is available at the website and at Barnes & Noble online.)
When Laura isnít writing, she helps women be more successful through WOMEN Unlimited, a nationally recognized resource for cultivating leadership excellence, http://www.women-unlimited.com
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