Ah- the cards have been opened, and Mother's Day, 2007 is now a thing of the past.
How did your Mother's Day go? What worked well and what didn't? Did you find a gift that really made the momma in your life swoon/celebrate or did she just give you angry looks all day?
For the sake of posterity and future family harmony, please reflect on your Mother's Day experiences here. This will give kids and dads some ideas for when the date rolls around next year.
Our Mother's Day:
Jim and Ranger let me sleep in as late as possible (which was nice as we had to travel for a family event). When I got up and was ready to go, so was Ranger. Jim had made breakfast and cleaned up entirely (so there weren't dishes waiting when we got home). They woke me with two sweet cards (one from Ranger and one from Jim) and had my Leatherman Micra engraved. This was really lovely; they did very well.
We gave our moms framed prints of the pencil portrait of Jim and Ranger by the very talented Maggie Burns. These were very well received by both moms. I gave my mom a Leatherman, but didn't have it engraved as she was unsure she would use it. She's already used it often, so I may get it engraved for her birthday. Jim's mom was also given some nice matte finish photos (desk and wallet sizes) of Ranger and his cousin playing at Grandma's house on our last visit.
Modeling entirely off a very generous and caring friend, I also gave a simple card and prints(desk and wallet) of the same photo to my Sister-In-Law for Mother's Day. It's the first time I've given a Mother's Day card or gift to someone not a blood relative (I've stuck to mothers, grandmothers, and aunts), and it was well received.
Our whole family had an enjoyable, low-key day.