|'Flowers' brought to me by Noah.|
Did you know it's Mother's Day in 2 days? I knew, or I did on one level of my brain. That level that made plans for dinner with my family, and
Then I realized that I don't have time. (That's a first. hehe)
I already have a Mother's Day post. I wrote an essay for nienie's 'Motherhood is..." contest. (I didn't win, surprise!) But, the good part is I already have it written. I'll post it Sunday.
Today I was in the store and saw the cards and the enormous display of flowers and I thought of my kids. You know how kids are. They want to give you something for Mother's Day. They make you those cute cards with handprints on them, and maybe a magnet or a pencil holder (because really, I have no place for my pencils). But, every year it seems we never have money around Mother's Day. It's always something. (Like maybe a $600 car repair the week before.) Then, as I got in my car to go home, I got an idea that was spurred by the very messy state of my very expensively repaired car.
I came home and made a list for my kids of things they can do as a present for me. Because service is a great gift. Truly. And it's cheap. Here's my list-
Mom’s Mother’s Day Wish List
· Clean out my car-
*all junk and garbage
*wipe down dashboard
*windows, inside and out
· Mop the kitchen floor –under table and to the front door
· Mop in front of doors in TV room
· Wash walls
· Clean YOUR room
· Weed-wack behind back fence
· Clean bathrooms
You might think this is a ploy to get my kids to clean without whining. You'd be right. But, what better gift could I get than a clean house/car and less whining? Sounds perfect. (You are totally welcome to borrow my idea. Wouldn't you like a clean house not cleaned by you?)
Here's hoping you get whatever it is you want for Mother's Day.