When I was growing up, my family had a Mother’s Day ritual. Dad would bring the kids to a department store, give us each $10 and let us loose to find a gift for Mom.One year, my 8-year-old sister — whose thrift was legendary even then — was overwhelmed by a display of pricey gold-plated bracelets. “But what will I have left when I’m old?” she lamented, before reluctantly handing over her whole $10.
As a mom myself, I know the best presents have nothing to do with price. Last year, my son’s third grade class organized a “day of beauty” for all the moms and grandmas. Tiny hands massaged our shoulders, buffed our nails and brushed our hair. The bravest moms opted for full makeovers with lipstick, eye shadow and blush! The kids clearly loved caring for the grown-up women in their lives; even the gruffest third-grade tough guy was happy to buff his grandma’s nails until they gleamed!
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Does your family have a Mother’s Day ritual to share? What else can kids contribute to Mom’s special day?