Every year, we each get to plan our perfect “me” days (our Birthday and our respective Mother’s/ Father’s/Kids’ Days).
We get to pick one meal where we don’t have to do anything – and we all make it happen for that person. We can choose to go out, stay in, do takeout, have them cook, etc.
We get to pick one “solo” activity (where the pets and kiddo is taken care of by the other adult) and one [optional] “family” activity.
Every year, my spouse takes the kiddo for a few hours on Mother’s Day (and other non-me days too bc he is a rockstar partner. I do the same, bc same.).
This Mother’s Day, I am getting a partial me day (bc coming down with a cold is not conducive to outings).
The spouse snuck out this AM with our kiddo to fulfill an epic “quest” to get my meal while I drank coffee and read in bed. #heaven
Anywho. Now the spouse and kiddo planned an outing for themselves and 🎶 I get the whole house to myself 🎶 [cue music from “got the whole world in his hands” song].
- a dance and/or rock ballad party (short bc colds = breathless),
- more reading,
- maybe some gaming,
- and definitely a glass of wine with some lovely dark chocolates.
But what about the gifts?!
We’ve structured me days to accommodate all of the love languages. I’ve learned that I’m more an acts of service, quality time, words of affirmation gal and not so much a gifting gal.
However, my son is a gifter and my spouse the child of a gifter so I also am the proud recipient of a handcrafted magnet and adorably awkward “about mom” worksheet from the kiddo and the aforementioned wine + chocolates!
What I love about our family’s take on “Me Days” is that we all get to contribute to that person’s day in a way that honors the recipient’s love languages, not [just] the gift givers, so it truly is a day for and about them.
I hope your me days are epic in a way that makes YOU happy.