By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 at 4:03 pm in Crafts.
Mother’s Day is just a week and a half away, so we’re starting our countdown of wonderful ways to celebrate Mom. Remember the little coupon books we used to do when we were kids? Each coupon was good for a lawn mowing, car washing or similar task – and our parents ended up with badly sheared front yards and streaky windshields. Well, it’s time to craft some 21st century coupon books with things us moms would really, really like to have. You know, like an extra hour of sleep on a Saturday morning. Or someone who’ll load our iPods with new music, teach us to play something other than drums on Rock Band, or give our Power Point presentations a little added pizzazz. So may we suggest a new wave coupon book, filled with projects that play to our kids’ techie strengths?
Younger kids can use Disney’s downloadable, printable coupon books, with coupons for “breakfast in bed” and “no whining,” as well as blank pages to add their own scrawled ideas. But older darlings will want to make their own out of heavy paper, ribbon and the computer skills they already use to embellish their Facebook pages and multimedia oral reports at school. Tell them to try these ideas on for size, then add their own:
- Dear Mom, I will load your iPod with your favorite music, plus a bunch of other songs I know you’d like, if you ever listened to anything other than that oldies station.
- I will teach you how to play Rock Band, and I promise to laugh when you call for more cowbell. Even if it’s the 14th time.
- I will fix your Facebook page so it’s not so stark and embarrassing, help you find your friends, and – the ultimate gift – I’ll friend you.
Check back tomorrow for more sweet ways to celebrate Mother’s Day!
This post is a part of the All About Parenting “Mother’s Day” Blog Carnival.