Mother’s Day is coming up and for many families, the children make crafts and cards at school to bring home to mom. But, what happens in homeschooling families where more often than not mom is with the kids the majority of the time. Does she get the kids to make her something? Do they do special activities? What do homeschooling moms really want for Mother’s Day?
I asked several different homeschooling moms what their perfect mother’s day would be. Ready dad’s and kids? It’s time to take notes!
I would give anything to be able to spend a day with all my children … together
All I want for Mother's Day is my kids to remember they also have a father who can get them juice! Click To Tweet.
That sounds about right. In all seriousness, I think my best Mother’s Day ever was when my husband told me to go out and shop or something by myself (I bought a new book and sat and read and had a coffee for like 3 hours). When I got home he and the kids had cleaned the house, and my husband cooked supper. Then we all watched a movie together. It was awesome!
I don’t have a perfect mother’s day, but what I always hope for is to be “off duty” as much as possible. I don’t need gifts and flowers but I appreciate a little break from planning, cooking and cleaning, *without* having to ask for it!
Brunch out with all the mama’s in our family and a big honking nap. You know, the kind where I wake up at 4pm and go…ahhh I think I’ll just lie here until I’m too hungry or have to pee and THEN get up. Oh and a box of dark chocolates.
Some money to buy a new plant, or two, and then planting it, doing some weeding. Oh, and perfect weather. Sunny, 75 degrees, and a slight breeze.
A picnic day on the beach! No technology, no messy house distractions, a meal organized by someone other than me. Just me with my family. And the weather must cooperate. Then after we have had SOOO much fun GETTING ALONG and laughing all day and I couldn’t possibly imagine it getting any better, I would come home to a clean, tidy home and a glass of wine. I don’t need much…
So what do most homeschooling mom’s want? It’s not presents (though homemade ones are cherished),
or flowers (though handpicked bouquets are the best)
or anything fancy!
I am so grateful to be connected to such a great group of like-minded mamas who really just enjoy the simple things in life.
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