Mother’s Day is coming up and while we all love our moms, sometimes we forget to really thank them with the hustle and bustle of life. Unfortunately, its just one of those commercialized holidays that people still feel disappointed on if no one remembers. But don’t worry, there are plenty of things you can do for a nerdy mom with quick thinking and little to no budget whatsoever.
Give Her Time to Read or Raid
Ask any nerdy mom and she’ll tell you the thing she misses most is the ability to pick up a book or game and just lose herself all day. For myself I miss having the time to dedicate myself to a raid from start to finish. Unless you’re just going over old ones that you already know how to beat, raids can take hours, days and months of attempts. Take the kids to the park and let them get their energy out and let her have the house to do anything she wants! Please make sure it’s picked up though, because she’ll definitely want to clean first if its not and that’s not relaxing (to most anyway).
Marathon Her Favorite Movies
This is the best time to revisit your DVDs. You know that beautiful box set you got of the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, extended edition? She’d probably love to be able to watch that. Or how about “Harry Potter” or even an Marvel Studios marathon. Don’t own them all? Well lucky for you they’re streaming now on Disney+. Make some popcorn and have the kids watch too. If they’re interested it’s a great way to get your little nerdlings attached to something you love. If they don’t enjoy watching movies or can’t sit still, I recommend printing out coloring pages and breaking out the colored pencils.
Go to the Local Comic Shop or Online Shop Together
If you’ve got a little extra cash on hand you could take the family to the comic shop and let her pick out all the books she wants. Most shops will have a deal where if you start a pull list you get 10% off. It will keep you going back and she can keep up with some of her favorite stories. If she’s a collector you could even online shop at Big Bad Toy Store and let her pick out a few figures. If she’s into anime, the Vibration Stars figures are perfect for starting a collection.
Order In or Plan for a Special Dinner at Home
Moms love to eat good food, but oftentimes we’re last to eat and it’s kind of cold. That’s because we put our family first! It’s not so bad, plus then we know that everyone is taken care of. But for Mother’s Day maybe consider ordering her favorite takeout or cooking her favorite dish for her. If you want to go out, check out this list of freebies some restaurants are offering.
BATHE & PUT THE KIDS TO BED
I cannot stress this enough. If you want some romantic time with your wife and you haven’t gotten any lately, try bathing the kids and putting them to bed yourself. That’s one of the hardest jobs at the end of the day because yes, it does seem like the kids take forever to settle. And by the time we’re done we’re exhausted ourselves. Let her watch a show that she doesn’t get to usually with the kids awake and show her what you can do. Also please pick up the bathroom floor when finished. That will really wow her.
Have a Game Night With Her
Once the kids are in bed, a great couch co-op that you can play together is something called Dark Pictures. The game is available for Xbox, PC, and PlayStation. The one I recommend starting with is the first game called “Man of Medan.” I don’t want to brag but it’s one game that my husband and I completed without killing anyone, which is really hard in those games. It’s a challenge but it’s also something that is fun because you get to work together. It’s available on each consoles respective shops and on Steam. Otherwise if she’d be more comfortable playing puzzle games, passing the remote while beating Peggle levels is a great way to unwind and relax.
Enjoy the Day Together
No matter what you do, just make sure she feels heard. Raising kids is hard but as long as she knows that you’re in this together, she’ll likely be happy. So just relax and be kind to each other.