Let’s face it: not all moms are going to get the royal treatment on Mother’s Day. I spent many years as a single mom. Of course I lovingly treasured the sweet gifts my son made for me every year at school, but sometimes I yearned to be just downright spoiled. If you don’t have someone to spoil you, there are plenty of things you can do to spoil yourself for Mother’s Day.
Nine ways to spoil yourself for Mother’s Day
Take back the remote
On your day, give yourself a break from cartoons. Relax, pick up the remote, and put on a show that Mom likes.
Enjoy a hot bath
Give yourself a spa treatment, complete with a tub full of bubbles and a facial. Or try a DIY lavender milk bath. You will emerge from the suds feeling refreshed and silky-smooth.
Buy yourself something nice
What is it that you been longing for? A new purse, bra, pair of running shoes? While homemade paper floral arrangements that your kid made in class are cute gifts that you will treasure for years to come, maybe this Mother’s Day you could get yourself a present you’ve had your eye on.
Grab the colored pencils and start drawing
Have you tried those adult coloring books yet? It’s a proven fact that artistic expression relaxes you and lightens your mood. Are you one of those moms (like me) who isn’t going to get time away from your kids this Mother’s Day? Great! Everybody can color, enjoy some togetherness, and get creative at the same time.
Let somebody else take care of dinner
The kids will likely be thrilled to have pizza or take out for Mother’s Day. Use paper plates and plastic silverware so nobody has to do any dishes either!
Spend the day in your PJs
I know this is what I’ll be doing. After church, the dressy clothes are coming off and pajamas are going on. Yoga pants for the win!
Connect with nature
Maybe you’d be more interested in some quiet time out of the glorious sunshine? In this fast-paced world, it’s important to take some time for solitude and peaceful reflection. Feeling the fresh air on your face and looking at the beauty of nature is relaxing. It helps to loosen those muscles that tense up after too many jam-packed days.
Leave the cleaning for someone else
Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to hire a cleaning service. With the nitty-gritty cleaning stuff taken care of, you’ll have more time to spend with your family. Hand over the broom, Mama. This is your day off!
Dress up nicely just for fun
If staying in your PJs all day would make you cringe, use this day as a chance to strut your stuff in your Sunday best. Put on that dress you’ve only worn to a New Year’s Eve party or the Marine Corps Ball. Add some fancy jewelry and you’ll be looking like a princess in no time!
By no means should you feel the need to make excuses. When you’re spending your time and energy caring for others 364 days a year, nobody could argue that you don’t deserve a nice day. So, go ahead. You have my permission. Do something you enjoy and spoil yourself for Mother’s Day.