For Mother’s Day this year, instead of getting her the usual present (in this case, another Pandora charm), my mom wanted the two of us to go to a local paint studio and spend the morning painting together. For those of you who don’t know, there are these little paint studios that let you come in, pick out a painting, and one of the artists helps you paint it. Some of them even have special events like “Paint and Sip” where those of you who are old enough can go and sip wine while painting. I looked it up, and I know that they’re all across the U.S.. Not sure about the rest of the world, but you should definitely look into it!
Anyway, I am not an artist. I took a semester of art my Senior year of high school where I painted exactly one project that turned out like I wanted it to (my final project in case you wanted to know). I can assure you, these artists help you make something that you can definitely be proud of! I’ll put a picture of my little masterpiece at the bottom 🙂
Overall, it was a really great experience for my mom and me. We got to spend some quality time together for the first time in quite a while since I’ve been away at college all semester. I could be wrong, not being a mom myself, but I think that’s all moms really want for Mother’s Day (and most other days): to spend quality time with their kids. I’m not talking about those times when you’re pleading with them to get that new dress from Hollister or hanging out with them so that you can ease them into a question you’re pretty sure they’re going to say “no” to. Although, I’ll admit I’ve done that many times to my mom….
I’m talking about real quality time where you’re just enjoying being around each other. Those are the memories that you’ll cherish when you’re an adult and have kids of your own. So, next Mother’s Day (or sooner if you’d like!) consider adding a day, along with your usual present or instead of, to just do something fun with your mom! Go to the mall (to the stores she likes), go out to a nice lunch, go see a movie she’s been wanting to see, or you could always go painting!