Mothers Day when your mom is in India, or far away

Happy Mothers Day, everyone!

Before I became a mother, mothers day was a day for my mom. But since then somehow, my focus has been on me – thinking through mommyhood and what cool things I get to do that day as a mom. This year thanks to Mahi and Indrani’s comments on Sarmila’s posts, I started thinking about what I could do for my mom today.

Some ideas:

  • India being the land of home deliveries, get a co conspirator (dad or sibling) and have mom’s favorite meal home delivered
  • Send a surprise gift or flowers. Online services are available though this may take time. But I think since in India people are not so concerned about the date, a little bit of delay is OK
  • Use a co conspirator to buy mom some sweets, or namkeens, or chat or some nice snack.
  • Write/Blog about mom – your favorite memory, maybe one of her mouth watering recipes, or something in her honor and send her a link
  • Write or email a proper letter – not the ‘I am OK, kids are sick, husband is late, laundry is drying, boss is bothering me’ kinds, but one you would write for your class 10 exam if asked to write a letter to your mom

Well, I will write later what I chose, as its still supposed to be a secret. What are your ideas or what did you do?

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!

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7 Comments

  1. sarmila

    yes, i liked your ideas, as my mom is diabetic i don’t send her sweets, but some restaurant foods or any snack, speak with her for some time over the phone,,

  2. sarmila

    Happy Mother’s Day Khushi….nice ideas….thinking of taking both my mom and mom-in-law out for a dinner……. Malini

  3. Malini

    Happy Mother’s Day Khushi….nice ideas….thinking of taking both my mom and mom-in-law out for a dinner……. Malini

  4. Yasmin

    Happy Mother’s Day!

  5. mahi

    Khushi – I think that I have been taking an easy way out by thinking that mom (and mom-in-law) is in India and I have done all that I can to celebrate her by just wishing her. You have pointed out some very creative ideas. I am going to implement the dinner delivery and write them a letter (and I will try my best to ace the 10th standard essay test :))

  6. Khushi

    Thank you everyone for your comments. Happy Mothers day everyone. I hope you had a great day.

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