If I say Mother’s Day… What immediately comes to mind? Scribbled cards? Grocery store flower arrangements? Overly scented bath and body products? Buffet brunch at the local hotel?
Does Mom even want this?
We asked a few of our contributors to tell us how they would celebrate Mother’s Day in their fantasy-world. Here’s what they shared.
by Heather M.
REALITY:: Life is busy. We make our schedules too busy. As a result, I think that family time often gets sacrificed or pushed aside for these other activities that we prioritize, or it takes a back seat.
Fantasy:: My ideal Mother’s Day should be a day of luxury & pampering. One that is all to myself and includes only the finest manicure, pedicure, and massage to refresh me & send me back to my family with all smiles. However, if I had to choose the perfect way to spend my day, it honestly would not be this. Don’t get me wrong. I am all for a spa day, but for Mother’s Day, I would rather choose the complete opposite of this. I would love to spend the day with my boys and celebrate being a mom. The catch is, though, I would want EVERYONE to be happy and there be no issues, such as someone not feeling well, cranky, upset, or crying. I can remember my grandmother’s old saying about the family that someone always had a ‘hump or a snot’. As a kid, I didn’t really get the meaning of that, but now, as a mom, I totally do! It is almost impossible to have everyone happy and/or healthy at the same time! Someone is either cranky or sick. The best Mother’s Day would be to wake up and have smiles on everyone’s faces (animals included!), and all be ready to spend some quality time together. No crazy distractions, either. This includes electronics (also talking to myself here). By the end of the day, no matter where we went or what we did, we would truly feel like it was the best day ever.
Sunshine and Mimosas
by Anne Marie
REALITY:: In the 9 years I have been celebrating Mother’s Days, last year was the closest I ever got to a perfect day. My family piled into the car and headed to New Smyrna Beach to play in the waves and build drippy sand castles. How can things get any better than a day filled with sunshine? Let me tell you!
FANTASY:: My fantasy Mother’s Day starts the night before with checking in to a rental house on the beach with a group of my mom friends. We pop a few bottles while sitting on the porch enjoying the sounds and smells of the nearby ocean. After staying up past our bedtime we’d wake up late (you know, 8am) and wander into the sleepy beach town for breakfast at a local coffee shop before packing up for the beach. Now while a good beach bag always has the basics (towel, sunscreen, floppy hat, snacks) ours would also include some premixed mimosas because mimosas make everything better. We work on our tans for a few hours then head back to the rental for a nap and to prepare for dinner of a homemade seafood boil. The next morning when we return home after 36-ish hours of relaxing girl time I will be ready to take on anything my kiddos can throw at me…and I hope it will be scribble cards and grocery store flowers.
The Mother of Mother’s Days
Don’t miss Bloom!
Are you a new or expecting mom? Don’t miss our Bloom event this Mother’s Day weekend! We will be showering Central Florida’s moms with treats, entertainment, and swag of all sorts the Saturday before Mother’s Day. Tickets are on sale! Get your ticket today and celebrate Mother’s Day weekend with us!