Who knew we would be celebrating Mother’s Day in the middle of a pandemic? That one special day dedicated to recognizing all the back-breaking work moms do for their children, when we give them a break from all the cooking and cleaning so we take them out to eat, buy them flowers to make them feel beautiful, and let them drink as much wine as they can consume. With restaurants still closed, a stay-at-home order still in place, and that nasty virus still lurking outside waiting to latch on to the next victim, how else can we make the most important women in our lives feel special on this day?
We’ve compiled a few suggestions to help you celebrate Mother’s Day while you’re all stuck at home. There are a few ones too for those whose moms are in isolation away from their families. Here are a few ways to reach out to them because separation doesn't mean that Mother’s Day this year has to be lonely.
Deep Clean Her House
This one’s for those who are staying with their parents during the coronavirus lockdown, because nothing makes an exhausted mama happy more than a squeaky clean, virus-free house she didn’t clean herself. Offer your deep cleaning services and let her sleep in because she’s earned it.
And when we say deep clean, this means total wipe down and scrub plus disinfection of the entire house and all her furniture. And while you’re at it, and since Mother’s Day comes along once a year only anyway, why don’t you bath her dog and do the laundry too, she’ll be so happy she’ll want it to be Mother’s Day every day.
Make Her Breakfast In Bed
When was the last time you let your mom sleep in and brought her breakfast in bed? Now’s the time to let her experience what she has been doing for you all your life. Wake up extra early, cook her fave breakfast food, and bring them to her in bed.
Make it extra special with some flowers from her backyard. She’ll probably kill you for making a mess in the kitchen and for using the special plates she’s been keeping but you can give her other gifts in the future to make up for it.
Make A Mother’s Day Video
Nothing else can turn your mama into a crying ball of mush more than seeing photos and videos of her children when they were still tiny innocent babies. Moms will also shed a tear if you make something personal for them. And what’s a Mother’s Day celebration without seeing mom cry her eyeballs out.
There are many nifty apps you can download that lets you just plug photos and videos using templates. You don’t need to have editing skills to create one. Besides your mom probably doesn’t care about the special effects anyway, she just wants to see you in diapers and without hair or teeth. Yes, moms are weird.
Organize A Zoom Party
Gather her friends and family from all over the world in front of the computer at the same time and surprise your mom with a Mother’s Day Zoom party. This is going to be easy if you live with her but it can also be done if she lives far away, you just need a ton of patience as you teach her how to use the app and be her online tech support.
After months on lockdown, she’s probably craving any form of social interaction and would do anything to get in touch with people she cares about. There are apps you can download that will let you control mom’s computer remotely so you can set up her Zoom app even while you’re away from each other.
Drop Off Groceries At Her Door Step
Grocery shopping may sound simple for people who can easily go in and out of the supermarket without worrying too much about getting infected as long as they take the necessary precautions, but that weekly trip to the grocery store may have become difficult for your parents who are at a higher risk of contracting the virus.
On Mother’s Day offer to do her groceries and pay for them too. Grab some flowers if there are any and drop them all off at her doorstep. Aside from groceries, you can also create a care box filled with all her favorite items like scented candles, a bottle of wine, or some magazines then leave it by her door.
Even if the deliveries are delayed, it's the thought that counts.
You can also organize a convoy of her friends and family to have a parade in front of her house. Some people have done this to celebrate their senior parents’ birthday and you can do the same to celebrate Mother’s Day.
Roll down the window and hang posters on the car with messages for your mom. She can safely watch you and celebrate from a safe distance. It might make her miss you more but it could also remind her that she is not alone.
Have Mom’s Fave Food Delivered
Many food delivery services are working around the clock to deliver meals to people during this lockdown. Since restaurants are still closed and you can't exactly take mom to her fave restaurant right now why don't you bring the restaurant to her at home?
Order her fave meals from her fave restaurant and set-up a fancy dinner at home. Apps like Uber Eats and Door Dash deliver food within minutes but since it's Mother’s Day it’s best to check in advance.
This lockdown may have canceled classes in schools, events, and concerts but it should never cancel Mother’s Day. Nope, not that one special day dedicated to mothers, that one special day we remember how much they’ve sacrificed for us, that one day we remind them how much we love them. No virus can take this celebration away from moms. Celebrating it might be difficult right not but, with all the suggestions we mentioned, you know it’s not impossible.