It’s not that we don’t like the perfume and the flowers and the jewelry — we do!!! But sometimes, the best gifts come wrapped in surprising packages. Case in point. My husband looked at me, and said, “I can help you plant your garden this weekend.” The summer plants, that I haven’t got around to sowing yet. The sweetest words… my girlfriend was jealous when I told her.
I started thinking about ways husbands/kids can show love and appreciation for mom without even spending a dime, and realized how shocking the list would appear to the kid and husbands. Of course, there are the obvious things like, cleaning out the fridge, scheduling doctor’s appointments for the kid’s , and making sure the toilet seat is down when you enter the bathroom– but let’s get more imaginative. Planting a garden ranks on the top of my list, and my eyes are all starry eyed just thinking of anything else. And, to be honest, it’s not a gesture that I would have ever thought of if you had asked me, “what would you like.” But that’s what I want… I decided, as soon as I heard the words. What do you want, that you don’t think you do?