What Did You Get For Mother’s Day?
Ok, one last post about Mother’s Day…until next year. I read this statistic this morning, and I found it pretty interesting.
Moms may have enjoyed dinner in a restaurant for Mother’s Day, but they say they are honored on Mother’s Day for no more than 5-10 minutes. A survey of 1,690 mothers suggests that on Mother’s Day, while mom is supposed to come first, 40 percent of American mothers say their husband and children come first on Mother’s Day. What is the point of having a Mother’s Day then?
According to one researcher: “It’s sad that for some moms, their families don’t spend more than 10 minutes honoring them on Mother’s Day.”
Families may be buying the wrong presents, too.
Moms long for time off from maternal duties, time off from housework and appreciate the time it takes to create a homemade gift or card. Fifty-seven percent of mothers say they want time off or away from day-to-day life — time to themselves, pampering, break from housework, but only 12 percent received this last year. Come on, only 12 percent?
Forty-two percent of moms say they wanted a handwritten letter, homemade gift or home cooked meal, but only 28 percent received this type of gift.
I guess it’s better than getting a mop and broom or any other kitchen appliance. Although I wouldn’t be complaining if I got a KitchenAid mixer!! (In red, please.)
Since my husband was fishing for Mother’s Day weekend, (I know, that sounds bad. But he plans Wisconsin Fishing Opener every year because Minnesota Opener usually falls on Mother’s Day Weekend. We didn’t realize this year things were off until his plans were made…I’m such an understanding wife!) I get to celebrate Mother’s Day THIS weekend! What am I doing, you ask? Well, hopefully nothing. For at least 5-10 minutes.
I’m getting my “real” Mother’s Day present this weekend, but so I didn’t go without for the real Mother’s Day yesterday my husband bought me one of those squishy pillows that are supposed to conform to your head or whatever. Only mine was about 12 inches too thick and my neck hurts today. It’s the thought that counts, right?
What did you get (or give) for Mother’s Day? What did you NOT get?