Have plans for Valentine’s Day? Of course flowers and candy may make Mom happy. But if you and the kids really want to show her how special she is this Valentine’s Day, try one of these ideas.
Write her a letter or make her a glittery card. Mom’s going to keep a handwritten letter from her kids for a long time. Grab a pen and paper or some glue and sequins and have your kids write a letter or make a card that shows how special she is. She’s going to savor that treat forever.
Extend Valentine’s Day to a weekend day. You knowMom…would a few hours alone be her favorite activity one weekend day? Let the Valentine’s Day love spread to the weekend and take the kids out for a while.
Clean the house. Vacuum, dust, scrub the bathrooms – you know Mom doesn’t like to do these chores. Help the kids clean so Mom can spend some time in a lemon-scented, freshly vacuumed home.
Wash her car. Better than cleaning the house – wash, vacuum and maybe even wax her car. There’s no mom that’s not going to appreciate a shiny, clean, cup-free car!
Take the kids grocery shopping. Go to the grocery store for Mom. It’s Dad’s turn to push the cart, pay the bill, lug the groceries in the house, and most importantly, say no to sugary cereal and cookies.
And finally – Take Mom out to dinner. It may sound like a fun idea to cook for Mom on Valentine’s Day, but you’re going to stick her with the greasy pots and pans and a sink full of dishes that need to be loaded (and then unloaded) from the dishwasher. Treat her to a night out. Doesn’t have to be fancy. She’ll be glad to not be on KP Duty.
These are a few ways to say “We Love Mom.” But remember, you don’t have to save these for a special day. Make every day Valentine’s Day!