Your mother announces that she has almost three weeks free in June and would like to drop in to see you and her grandchildren before their school breaks for summer vacation. You are delighted and can hardly wait! You start making a list of things you wish to do before she arrives so that you are free to be with her at the time. You also want to make the most of her visit but are challenged about what things you could do that both of you can enjoy while being with one another. Here is a list that can help.
1. Shopping – This is a great stress buster for women of all age groups. Most women love to go shopping even if they do only window-shopping. It gives them time to pick up the threads of conversation from where they left last off with the person they have for company while going through the stores. However, do not make it a very long outing if your mother is aging or frail. If you plan to stay out for most part of the day, take frequent breaks and have snacks and rehydrate often, and have her freshen up before you continue with the mall crawl. (Source: EHow.com, Family, Parenting; Report Title: How to Plan Fun Mother-Daughter Activities; URL: http://www.ehow.com/how_2156395_plan-fun-motherdaughter-activities.html)
2. Afternoon tea/coffee with friends – This can be a very relaxing experience. This gives your mother the opportunity to meet with your friends in the comfort of your home. You can also have friends meet the two of you at a cafe if you do not wish to stress over fixing snacks and tidying up the house to receive guests.
3. A visit to the spa is an experience your mother will cherish. Whether she is a working mother or one tiring of keeping her house running, she will welcome this visit to the spa. It will relax her and force her to think about giving herself such breaks more often when she returns back to her own home. She has worked hard all her life raising her family. She deserves giving herself a priority now.
4. Dropping in at the neighborhood's elderly – If your friends are all busy with their lives, you can always take your mother around your neighborhood.