Mother’s Day is Sunday – where is the year going??  That’s right, I keep forgetting not to blink.  It’s been an interesting process to get the hubby to understand that Mother’s Day isn’t the sole responsibility of young children to make the day special for the mother of his child.

He’s learning.

Last year I wrote about it for the Spin Cycle (oh how I miss the Spin Cycle – Jen?  Will it be coming back?  Please?) about how Mr. Literal Man thought he shouldn’t be the one to make that day special, since I’m not his mother.  Ahem. But he did come through in the clutch, and it was special.  He’s been having Princess Nagger ask me what I want for Mother’s Day, so I’m assuming he’s making plans.

I hope.

I do know that we’ll be ordering dinner from our favorite family owned Italian restaurant for him to pick up and we can eat here (away from the crush of crazy people – we tend to avoid going out to eat on actual holidays since it’s just pure craziness), and Princess Nagger has already let slip she made some special art projects in school she’ll be bringing home today.  Those are always my favorite.  At this point, the only actual plans we have is to do sweet nothing – just kick back and have a nice relaxing day.

Which brings me to this week’s question(s):

Are you doing anything fun or special for Mother’s Day?  If your kids are young (or when they were young) did your spouse or significant other handle the ‘special’ part?


Have a great weekend – and Happy Mother’s Day!

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  1. The hubs won’t be planning anything special for mother’s day as he won’t be around. However I have deliberately dropped hints and even shopping lists to him via E-mail and on FB 😛

  2. Since my mom lives in another state, it will just be another Sunday… I hear you for avoiding eating out on mother’s day.. restaurants are crazy, but, when I waited tables, I did love to work that day 🙂

  3. I forgot it was going to be Mother’s Day. My hubby let me put in my notice at work on Monday (this past) after 11 years of working in h#ll. Shhhh….don’t tell my mom she doesn’t know. I do hope my cat gets me something though, it’s my first mommy’s day with him. LOL! My boys won’t – they rely on dad for that (even though they are 19 & 15!).

  4. When my boys were young, the hubby did assist them with Mother’s Day. But now that they are 27 & 25 they are on their own lol. I will be visiting my Mom who will be 90 in July.

  5. Mother’s Day – apparantly the new tradition is strawberry picking. My sister and I bring the kids and my mom goes too. Makes for some cute pictures! Husband usually comes through with a little something, although of course, as for any occasion, I make sure to get myself a gift just in case. Happy Mothers Day to everyone!

  6. The kids are still young so nothing special, but I’m SO excited about the handmade stuff my oldest brought home from preschool. 🙂

  7. I wanted to order in pizza. They want to go for Chinese instead. ROFL!! Oh well, at least I don’t have to cook. 😛

  8. I sure hope that my husband does something… but I know that we’re driving to visit my in-laws, so it might be hard to have time. He better at least have the kids make a card! 🙂

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  9. The husband doesn’t take part in doing anything special with the kids…he needs to learn.

    My mother lives in another country. I wish I could send her something but it’s likely to be stolen. Times of year like this is when postal in our country is robbed at a hight rate.

    If I was with her, I’d make her breakfast. Get he dressed up and haul her out to get her hair and nails done. Have a snack. Go lay around and talk or play. Make her dinner, and then take her sightseeing or dancing or movie. 🙂 I just wish I could see her…even for for a few seconds of hug.

  10. Well, for now, it’s still just my husband and me (our little one is due in August). So we’ll spend the day with our moms and relax with them.

  11. Not sure what we are going to do. I think my husband is planning to make breakfast and he mentioned something about shopping (although I don’t see how taking the kids shopping will be pleasant for me). I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

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  13. Well, I am not yet a mother. My mother lives in another state, so I wont be able to celebrate with her & we will be going through boxes and getting ready to move to Japan at the end of this month.
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  14. Hi Stacy, this weekend is my mom’s day. I don’t have a big mom’s day since she is always the one honored on this day. After the big celebration with her, we usually go home and have a little celebration at my house for me, if we are still up to it, most of the time we are so tired preparing for her day, we just barely make it home to just relax. So usually nothing is planned in advance.
    SO is good normally, but not consistent since we had Trinity. He is always extraordinarily thoughtful on my BD.

  15. Last year was my first official mother’s day and I was sad because the hubby didn’t get me a card from Alex… so we shall see what happens this year!! ** We are all sick though : ( **
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  16. Geezzz ….we’ve certainly have seen the meme’s come and go.

    I just hope it’s nice outside and quiet around the house on Mother’s Day.
    You have a wonderful one that makes you smile pretty!!!!!

  17. My idea of a happy mother’s day is to not cook, not clean, not do anything that isn’t fun. So I plan on painting all day. I have 2 paintings to get done in the next month so I’ll work on them

  18. Sadly no. My Mother’s Day has been sadly lacking for year and I expect this year to be no different. Especially since the family is away and it’s just me and hubby here right now.

  19. Have a great Mother’s Day!!! I am going to a mother/daughter tea with my mom and daughter and I’m looking forward to it!

  20. My hubby has really dropped the ball on Mother’s Day- I don’t think i even got a card last year. Because our boys are 5 and under, I definitely think it is up to him to organize something sweet. Heres hoping he does a little better this year 🙂


  21. My husband planned the Mother’s Day outing this year, especially since our oldest now has a wife and daughters of his own–and her mother to spoil, along with me. The men folk work together to make it a wonderful day for all the mothers.

  22. We don’t have any special plans, that I know of. Usually hubs is good about getting flowers and making breakfast though. He just bought me a spankin’ new imac so I think that covers Mother’s Day 😉

    Have a great weekend and a very Happy Mother’s Day to you!!

  23. Well since my mom is in Mother Heaven, and my X… well, that’s another story I guess I’m going to be working, so the guys with mom’s still of this earth and wives that are mommy’s can have the day off. Happy Mother’s Day to you. Hope it’s a nice one.

  24. My hubby is not very good either. He would rather have me pick out what I want. It doesn’t take too much thought to know what I like. Brad made me something from school and Emily wants to take me for a pedicure later in the month (we figure it would be chaos tomorrow). We will go for Chinese food probably tomorrow night. 🙂

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