Column: Make this Mother’s Day one to remember

Pamper your mother on Mother’s Day. It’s a perfect day to celebrate the joys of having a mother.

Pamper your mother on Mother’s Day.

It’s a perfect day to celebrate the joys of having a mother.

Make Mother’s Day hassle free for your mom. Cook the meals, do the housework and make sure this day is a time to say thank you.

Thanks to mothers for all they do every day for us.

All mothers have ‘motherisms’ — those pearls of wisdom that come from the mouths of mom.

Do you remember your mom saying any of these? Money does not grow on trees, don’t make a face or it will freeze in that position, always change your underwear because you never know when you’ll have an accident, don’t put that in your mouth because you don’t know where it’s been and if I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a thousand times.

There are lots more of those pearls of wisdom from mothers.

And here’s something a mom would never say: “let me smell that shirt. Yeah, it’s good for another week.”

A mother understands what a child does not say.

Amen to that.

There are many ways that you can give your mother appreciation on Mother’s Day.

Give her some flowers; chocolates can also be a big hit, or a nice gift of jewellery — something that says a big “thank you mom!”

You could also take the time to plan some nice meals for mom on her day, because it would just not be kosher if you make her work.

Perhaps you could start with a breakfast of juice, fruit and a nice omelette. For lunch try a salad, or something special she would like.

The happy day dinner should be worked out ahead of time.

What are mom’s favourite dishes? Once you have that figured, go to the store and buy the groceries so you are ready to cook for Mother’s Day.

It does not have to be a super fancy meal, although that would be nice because she has made many good meals for you. A nice bottle of the wine she likes the best and flowers on the table will round out a great thanks, mom.

Some of us whose mothers have passed away will be in our hearts when we celebrate those who all deserve “hero” awards this weekend.

Pamper her a little on this special day of hers just as she pampers you all year round.

Give her a warm hug and a big kiss as you wish her a happy Mother’s Day!

Ken Wilson is a freelance columnist with the Tribune/Weekend Advisor.

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