…And Mother’s Day is here again! Last year I talked about family picnics, photographs and handmade gifts for mommy dearest (read the full post here). This year around, I’ve decided to draw up a list of things I can do for my better half to make her feel special. That will be a surprise in the real sense of the word. Here are some items from my to-do bucket list.
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Breakfast all done and ready: The better half adores blueberry pancakes. Ambitious though I may be to give her (and the kids) a ready-made sumptuous breakfast on D-day, blueberry pancakes, I’m afraid, do not figure anywhere on the list. I know what I am good at and that’s a double egg omelet with onions, tomatoes, green chilies, mushroom and cheese, along with perfectly toasted bread and a dollop of slightly melting butter on top. Not very elaborate, agreed; but then I can confidently say that it will be a perfectly plated delicious breakfast not many can say no to, least of all my beloved wife. However, more ambitious dads (read: better cooks) can go through these doable by some brunch recipe ideas to mark the happy occasion.
The kids (and their dad) out of the house: One major change in my wife’s life since she has become a mom is the absence of sleep. From as far back as I can remember, she would love to spend a free half hour in the afternoon dozing off; a lazy evening curled up in the armchair with a book, snoring away to glory (oh yes, you snore my dear – I know you’ll read this and turn up your nose at me but you do). All that changed once we had a baby. I don’t even remember the last time I saw her peacefully catching forty winks in the middle of the day and I want to change all that on this Mother’s Day. So the kids and I are going out to gallivant someplace (I know not where yet) and leave her all in peace and quiet for a few hours. Boy, she sure deserves it a lot more than all the rest of us put together.
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A poem dedicated to mom: From each one of us. I came across a list of Mother’s Day activities for kids which talked about penning heartfelt poems for our mothers and we’ve been working on ours since back then (surprise!) and though it doesn’t rhyme in all the right places (I’m talking about mine, it definitely doesn’t), I’m sure it is something that will elicit quite a few laughs. And be treasured as a keepsake for eons to come. So there!
P.S. When this post is up, I’ll probably be through with the numbers 1 and 2 on my list. Will definitely fill you all in on how the day panned out. Till then, Happy Mother’s Day to all the special women in our lives!