There are a few days out of the year you are expected to remember. And no I’m not talking about the start of football season. There are three days that matter to your wife throughout the year her birthday, your anniversary and Mother’s Day. And one of them is coming up soon. Here’s a hint it’s in May and starts with an M. Got it?
OK then. Now, I know Father’s Day probably isn’t all that important to you but, then again, you’ve never pushed a kid out of your man parts, so you wouldn’t really understand. But to Mom’s, Mother’s Day is important. It’s the one day out of the year we get as our own and frankly, you don’t have the best track record when itcomes to this holiday.
But I’m not going to allow you to screw it up any longer; follow my advice and trust me, you can thank me later.
Don’t act like it’s just any old Sunday.
Acknowledge that it’s Mother’s Day. And make sure to mention it early in the day. Don’t wait till she’s already gotten up and made everyone breakfast, to wish her a Happy Mother’s Day. At that point you have already failed.
Get her something.
This doesn’t have to be a gift, because as mothers we know time is a gift. But know your wife, get her what she wants. If that’s jewelry then so be it or if it’s just a few hours to herself that’s fine too. Know your wife, get her something she wants.
Don’t make her buy something for your mother, do it yourself.
Your mother is not her mother. When was the last time your wife asked you to buy a gift for her mom? Never, OK then.
Don’t ask her about housework.
Sure I get that you’re a grown man and are used to socks magically appearing in your drawers. Because you know, your wife, the laundry fairy takes care of that shit. Here’s the thing if there are no socks in your drawer it’s your
fault, not hers. Do not ask her where the clean socks are, assume there are none, wear flip flops, and for the love of all things don’t ask her to do laundry. This goes double for dishes.
Ask your wife what she wants to do for Mother’s Day.
Don’t do it the day off, at that point it’s already expected that you have a plan. And don’t assume because every country club in town is advertising a Mother’s Day Brunch that this is what your wife wants. Trust me brunch with 70 other families full of screaming children is not a treat. It’s like a children’s birthday party on steroids. Maybe she would prefer a quiet meal at home, or getting coffee with a friend or going for a hike as a family but, you will never know unless you ask. And if she asks to be left alone to eat a cupcake and drink some wine in bed, then let her.
Guys, it is only one day out of the year. Think of all your wife does for you every day. Think of all the clean underwear and home cooked meals she has provided. Think of all she does for your children day in and day out. Think of all that she does for you. Think about these things and then think about her, think about what she would really appreciate and make that happen. We know you have it in you, and we promise to get you back on Father’s Day.