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The Best Gifts Are FREE!
by Rachel Webb
Description: Free Mother's Day gift ideas.
They say that the best Mothers Day gifts are free and I certainly have my
share of treasured macaroni necklaces saturated in food coloring. But as
wonderful as those hand-made crafts of love are to me, there is another free
gift that children and husbands seem to overlook that would undoubtedly be
When I was very young I remember asking my mother what she wanted for
Mothers Day. Her answer, "Don't fight with your brother and obey when I ask
you to do something!" Disappointed that she had not mentioned a store
bought gift, I never took her answer seriously thinking to myself that I
already obeyed her everytime she asked anyway!
Whenever there is a poll of the best Mothers Day gift ideas you can always
figure out which answers were given by real moms. The only thing mom really
wants is a day off. Where a day off from parenting and child teaching or
discipline is not realistic for a responsible parent, a day off from
laundry, dishes, dusting, and housework is certainly possible. But what
about the other 364 days of the year? Mom doesn't usually get a day off
because the work is never done.
Brent Barlow, the author of, "What Wives Expect of Husbands" wanted to show
his wife how much he appreciated her. He bought her a bouquet of flowers
with plans to surprise her by taking her out to a fancy restaurant. When he
announced his plans his wife Susan answered, "If you really want to show me
you love me, go wash the dishes!"
Mom, Terri Camp understands the frustration of never-ending work. "I would
often look around and see all the things that were yet left to do. Then I
would say to myself. "I'm off duty! They can wait until morning." So I
would consciously go off duty. Of course I was still on call for the
occasional bouts of the flu, etc. But it felt good to know that I was done
each day. Not finished mind you, but done!"
Even if you are one of the lucky moms who gets a day off for Mothers Day
don't forget to punch an imaginary time-card and take some much deserved
time-off on a daily basis!
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