What would YOUR perfect Mother’s Day look like?
This year, it’s the second time that I am celebrating Mother’s Day and it does make me feel pretty proud. I love being a mother even though it can be a tough job sometimes. Anyway, I have been thinking about what a perfect Mother’s Day would look like for me; and doing this, I was reflecting on what I sometimes miss/what I would like to have more off, in my daily life as a mother.
So here is what my perfect Mother’s Day would look like.
First of all: I would be allowed to stay in bed a little longer than usual! This rarely ever happens in real life and I do sometimes miss those Sunday mornings where I spend an hour or two in bed, reading and starting all slowly into the day – or even staying in bed the entire day, reading, snacking, drinking tea..
So while my baby girl and husband would get up to make me some fresh OJ, I would stay in bed, read a novel and enjoy myself for a little bit.
After a while, I would get up, go (all alone, without baby girl running after me) to the bathroom and pamper myself; taking a bath, applying a face mask, some oil to face and body and so on.
I think the harmonizing bath oil from primavera is not just perfect for my personal Mother’s Day morning but does also make a great gift for any mother out there.
So while I would enjoy a hot bath and some pampering-time, my husband and daughter would make pancakes – obviously 😉
A whole bunch of pancakes with blueberries and loads of maple syrup would be next on my perfect Mother’s Day 😀
By the way, my recipe for easy and fluffy vegan pancakes:
3 cups of whole grain flour
2 cups of water
1 package of baking soda
Blend all ingredients together and make sure the banana is squished properly.
And what would be next?
I would absolutely want to spend some time in nature, because nature is where I calm down, I relax, and I get “closer to myself” if you know what I mean!? So I think a walk in the woods, a trip to the botanical garden, or a few hours spend in our garden would be just perfect.
I would enjoy going to a walk all by myself (yes, more me-time please!) while my daughter and husband prepare a picnic in our garden, where I meet them after a while to enjoy a picnic together. Yes… this sounds pretty perfect to me.
By the way, more about the perfect picnic, what to bring, and some healthy, vegan snack and drink ideas will be on the blog soon.
What would the rest of the perfect Mother’s Day look like?
I think it would be either coffee with my best girl friends, or just coffee all with myself, a good book or a newspaper. Just the things that I hardly ever find time for in daily life.
I do not actually have any spare time; being an entrepreneur with an own social business, being a blogger, and being a mother. As I LOVE everything I do, both my work, my blog, and my girl, I am okay with not having much leisure time, and still, I do miss things such as reading a newspaper for some two hours, all while enjoying a really good cup of coffee in a nice coffee shop. Or cleaning my closet out for hours, trying on every piece and thinking about what to combine with it. Or spending an hour in the bathroom, applying all the products I have and trying out some fun make up ideas. Or just laying somewhere in the grass, looking into the clouds while thinking about my first kiss or things like that.
These are the little things I miss, and to me, the most precious gift I could ever get for Mother`s Day would be TIME. Time to make nothing. Time to be bored. To read. To think. To get creative. To get crazy. To dance alone in the living room. You get the idea.
But you know what? When on Mother’s Day the greatest gift would be time alone without my little girl, it would be the opposite on the other 364 days of the year! It IS the greatest gift to have my daughter around me most of the time. To wake up with her in the morning, to go to our coworkingspace where I work and she is playing with other little ones, to eat lunch with her and let her recount what she did in the morning, to put her to sleep every day at 1pm, to go to the playground with her in the afternoon, to crab a soy milk foam for her, and a coffee for me on our way back home, to read books with her, and to sleep next to her at night – and to enjoy and appreciate the little me-time I have more than EVER before in my life.
Now, what would your perfect Mother’s Day look like? Are you into giving gifts for Mother’s Day? Do you like getting gifts if you are a mother yourself? Or do you agree that TIME is actually the greatest gift a mother could ever get?
I would love to know!