With four kids, I’ve received a wide variety of Mother’s Day gifts over the years. While some of these labors of love from my children have occupied sacred space on my desk or tabletop for extended periods of time, the gifts I will never part with are the ones that capture snapshots of their personalities and their opinions at a particular point in time. So, I have a computer folder full of little videos they have created for me and a file in the file cabinet with hand-drawn cards and the Mother’s Day surveys their teachers have had them fill out in class.
While it’s funny to look back and see how none of my children at the age of 5 had any concept of how much I weighed or how old I was, my favorite questions from these surveys had to do with what they liked about our time together. It was also a nice pick-me-up on Mother’s Day to find out that there are a few things I do and cook that my children don’t hate. So, I took my favorite questions from the collection of surveys my kids have filled out over the years and made my own.
Feel free to bookmark this page and send the link to your husband so he can help your kids come up with this idea to surprise you with on Mother’s Day. 🙂
I talked my daughter into filling one out for me early to make sure she could figure out the questions without any help. I didn’t even have to bribe her to work in “Wondermom.” Best Mother’s Day Gift Ever.
I asked a couple of my friends to share their favorite Mother’s Day gift ideas too. Susan, from Organized 31, shared this adorable DIY Mother’s Day gift made from a thrift shop bowl. This is definitely a gift I would keep on my dresser and use every day.
If your mom occasionally tackles sewing projects, she’s sure to love this easy DIY pin cushion from Cynthia at Feeding Big.
What’s your favorite Mother’s Day gift that you’ve received or given?