Ok, Joe if you are reading this, I’m day dreaming here. Honestly, The only thing I want for Mother’s Day is family time and fun with our kiddos.
That said, If I could create the perfect Mother’s Day on a budget, here is what I’d like.
1: I’d like it to be 3 days long.
Day 1 would be for honoring my mother & Joe’s mom. Making it all about them. One from 9-12, and the other from 1-4.
Day 2 would be for getting all the little stuff we have been “meaning to get to” done. Finishing all the projects, so that the rest of the summer was just picking up after ourselves & cutting and maintaining the yard/pool. This isn’t realistic. I know that. I’d need a day that was 100+ hours long with endless energy. I wouldn’t be spending loads of money per say, just getting all the stuff done.
Day 3 would be all about me. Yes, I said that. Yes, it’s selfish. But, it’s truth.
2: My gift, would be a screen door, like this one from Menards.
Here is where I’d put it. :)
Yes, the garage…. So, why would I even care if it was pretty, I wouldn’t. But, I’d like to be able to open that door and have the breeze come through. (with the garage door open obviously) More fresh air, more light. Ahhh!!! Happy Me. Spicing it up would just be fun and would make it more pretty to look at.
That said, if the budget were no option… Truly no option… I’d hire a contractor to re-do our outside steps and out door landscaping. We have a lake on the side of our house, and a grading issue on the back. I’d also install a turn key pool cover, and have a spa day with some girlfriends. Full spa treatments, dinner with hubs at a favorite place. That would be amazing. Yet, VERY expensive. I’d also have a slumber party in our bed with the kids and watch a Disney movie. (I might actually do that part).
So, there you have it. My selfish, moment in time thoughts on mother’s day.
My real plans are wonderful. I’m seeing Joe’s mom, for brunch with my sister in laws. Then we will spend time with my mom. She’s still recovering from total hip replacement surgery. So, time with the women who brought us into the world. :) Time with my boys, (and Oreo)… Fun Fun
PS, If you want to read something hilarious about Mother’s Day, this had me laughing out loud.