If you haven’t caught on by now, Mother’s Day is next month. I have seen a flurry of commercials and product placements in stores. I hope my husband doesn’t buy me anything cheap and pre manufactured for my special day because I won’t accept it.
I don’t think this should be shocking to anyone. I expect a very thoughtful gift. I think every mother wants a great Mother’s Day gift. I don’t think every mother demands it. I suggest you change that train of thought.
Besides your birthday, this is the one day of the year your family attempts to show you their appreciation for being a great mother. Spending 15 minutes picking out a $15 gift from the Mother’s Day special section isn’t my idea of thoughtfulness.
No matter what your financial status is, I think children should be taught how important it is to put thought into their gift. Even if it is a great homemade gift, thought and time should be put into it. This lesson is never too late to learn but the earlier you start the better.
My husband’s thoughtfulness is getting better. For our first anniversary he gave me a dvd of the show House. I was not happy and the dvd was returned. I don’t think he will ever live that one down. This year he spent less than $20 on Korean bonsai tree that I loved. It is the thought that matters, not the price.
I have a friend whose husband doesn’t get her gifts. She complains about it every year and nothing changes. I don’t know if is the eastern heritage in me but I find that unacceptable. As my son grows up I am going to have strict standards about his gift giving. I am not going to accept gifts that have no thought put into them. Why should I? You might not believe me but I stand firm by this.
I think all gift giving should be thoughtful. However, it is even more important when it a gift from a child to a parent. I know old school parents find it appalling to see children talking back to their parents. I am amazed when I see children tell their parents what they are and are not going to do.
I have been in stores and heard children tell their parents to shut up or even use curse words towards them. What I find more amazing is seeing the parents giving in. Where is the respect? Parents have the right to demand respect from their children. Parents should be appreciated and thought of with the utmost regard. I think the best way for a parent to receive the respect they deserve is by demanding it.
This Mother’s Day demand what you deserve. You are actually helping your child to be a better person and you will get a great thoughtful gift.
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