Tuesday, May 8, 2007

What a Girl Wants

I have been amazed by the sheer volume of commercials touting the perfect gift for Mother's Day. It seems like there are more this year than in the past, most for tacky, expensive jewelry.

Guys, let me tell ya...jewelry ain't what mama wants.

Now, don't get me wrong. A little trinket now and then is nice. But the moms I know would much prefer a little time to themselves. A long, lavender-scented bubble bath with no interruptions. A morning to sleep in while someone else feeds, entertains, and dresses the kids. An afternoon to sit and read a book in a single sitting. The ability to just go for a drive alone.

Of course, a nice dinner with the family, a foot massage or pedicure, a neck and shoulder rub...these would round out the deal rather nicely.

And they're basically free.

No need to get extravagant or spend a lot of money. Just a little love and appreciation.

That's all a mama really needs.