Many of our patients are mothers, as are many of our employees, so we take a particular interest in Mother’s Day. Throughout the year mothers drive their kids to school and activities, they pack lunches Monday through Friday, and they bring snacks on weekends for all those sports teams. They heal wounds with kisses, they beam at recitals, and they cry at graduations.
For 364 days of the year, Mom is just Mom. But since 1914, when President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the second Sunday of every May to be Mother’s Day, Mom is celebrated for a day. Usually with brunch. Or flowers. Or breakfast in bed.
Brunch and flowers are nice, but sometimes mothers want something unique and thoughtful for that special day. In order to give you some ideas, the mothers of Plastic Surgery Associates and Allegro MedSpa have shared what they want, and here’s what they say:
Kirstie, RN, Plastic Surgery Nurse
“I want sunshine, a hike with the family, a nice but casual dinner out, and for my kids to all be happy and get along. 😉 ”
Keri, Patient Coordinator
“I would like my handsome son to shave off the beard he’s been growing since last November!”
“All I want for mother’s day is a clean house and a long nap!” (It’s the little things.) 🙂 ”
Tara, Practice Administrator
“Mother’s day is so special to me. I feel very fortunate to be one and have a warm relationship with my sons. We will celebrate by doing some of my favorite things like flying, going to the beach or a museum and then we will head to Catelli’s in Geyserville for dinner (if you haven’t’ been you really should try it!). What do I want for Mother’s Day? Why, UltraShape of course! As a busy professional, mother, and grad student in her 40’s, I’m finding that exercise and a good diet haven’t been able to keep my waistline just as shapely and trim as I would like.”
Danielle, Allegro MedSpa Receptionist
“I love being this little man’s step-mama. My idea of a perfect Mother’s Day would be spending the day with my family, BBQing a delicious feast!”
Debby, Surgical Technician
“I want a Mother’s Day picnic at the beach with my three children and all the grandkids.”
Carolyn, Nurse Practitioner
“As a mom of two small & BUSY kids, I would LOVE a day of complete quiet! But honestly, just a fun day at home working in our garden is what I would ask for. <3”
“My favorite Mother’s Day traditions are sleeping in and spending time with my family. Of course a spa day and mimosas aren’t bad either. 🙂 ”
On My Own Wish List
Now that our kids have flown the nest, and the days when I danced with my little ballet dancers are long gone, my special request is a texted photo of each of them with their friends. That way I know that while they’re off in the world, they’re enjoying their lives and surrounded by people who care about them.
What Do You Want for Mother’s Day?
If you have a suggestion for a Mother’s Day gift, please share it in the comment form below. Many thanks.
Happy Mother’s Day!