That was the reply of my male colleague when we discussed our Mother’s Day campaign. My female colleagues and I were momentarily stunned and when we stared at each other, I saw my own epiphany reflected in their eyes.
“Wow, men and women are really different!”
Here’s the thing, guys. Celebrating Mother’s Day is about love and appreciation so when your child is too young to show his/her appreciation and love, the task falls onto you. Before anyone refute, I’d like to say that as a woman, I acknowledge the fact that this is illogical but Mother’s Day really matters to us.
After carrying a heavy sack for 9 long months and going through hours of labour, we like to feel loved and appreciated for our efforts. We like to hear our partners thank us for giving them a family and we like to see our partners making an effort to show us how much they appreciate the sleepless nights and the breastfeeding we have to do.
That being said, different women has different take on Mother’s Day. Some like physical gifts like Mother’s Day hampers while others find Mother’s Day to be a great opportunity to teach their children to appreciate a mother’s sacrifice. As such, we came up with 5 tips to help you celebrate Mother’s Day.
1)Let Her Sleep In
A mother’s job never ends and public holidays, weekends and special occasion only mean that the children will be home from school which translate to more things to do. That’s why time-off is always welcomed and why letting your wife sleep in is one of the best gifts you can give.
Leave a note for your wife then turn off her alarm clock before taking the kids for grocery shopping or bringing them to the park for a few hours. Let her enjoy the rare silence at home and stop by her favourite restaurant to buy her a nice, warm breakfast.
2)Hand Make Mother’s Day Card with Your Children
As mentioned earlier, some mothers find Mother’s Day to be a great opportunity to teach their children about love and appreciation. Involving the little ones in preparing a Mother’s Day gift for your wife will, therefore, be a sweet gesture that your wife would appreciate and an enjoyable experience for your children.
However, if you’re too worn out to make a Mother’s Day card or if your child is too young to help, you can opt for buying Mother’s Day hampers that come with greeting cards instead. Have one delivered to your home and write a sweet and funny message on behalf of your child. For example, you may wish to write, “Psst… Don’t tell dad but you’re my favourite!”