I’ve always said “you don’t need to spend money to make me happy,” especially on Mother’s Day. It’s not about material things at all. My twins are now teenagers, and I should also mention that I have 2 older daughters as well.
Below are 5 of my favorite Mother’s Day gifts that I’ve received as a mother of twins:
I love reading the cards and seeing the artwork, and I can guarantee you I saved every one of them. I absolutely loved getting Mother’s Day gifts that the girls made when they were in elementary school too; they always made me cry.
We have a tradition of planting flowers every Mother’s Day. Honestly, I don’t even remember how this got started, but every Mother’s Day my girls know we are planting flowers. I think they look forward to it as much as I do. I am hoping that this becomes a tradition for them as they get older as well.
I know quite a few mom’s that get away on that special day, and do their own thing, which seems great, but I want to be with my kids and my mom. There are plenty of other days in the year where I can do my own thing. Did I just say that? When the girls were younger that was not always true, but now that they are older I can steal some time for myself here and there.
The one thing I ask for every Mother’s Day is no arguing. I don’t believe that I have ever received this gift, the 100% completely free, beautiful gift of getting along. The girls do argue less on Mother’s Day, but they have to be reminded a few times first.
On Mother’s Day I make it a rule that I don’t cook, and I don’t clean. This is the one day that I truly have off from these daily duties.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I will never deny the gift of being pampered, and if I am ever surprised with a spa day I would surely LOVE that, especially if my girls are coming along with me!
I hope your Mother’s Day is twintastic and truly special. Try to enjoy every moment. Happy Mother’s Day!
If you are a Mom, what would YOU add to this list? Let us know in the comments!