When you think about taking a vacation, I bet your mom isn't the first person that comes to mind to spend it with. But, I think she should be one of the few people you plan to spend a vacation with. Here are 7 reasons why.
A way of saying "thank you"
Mothers are great support systems and very efficient lifelines for their children. They go to any lengths to ensure the comfort, safety, and happiness of their children. At the slightest indication of dire need, they are already seeking a million ways to help us sort things out. As such, planning a trip with your mom is a fine way of saying "thank you for always being there when others failed to". You'll prove to be a child who knows their mother's worth.
A surprise package
What would you get your mom for a surprise? A new jewelry set? That lovely material she would have loved to get but couldn't buy at the moment? Well, surprises do not always have to be such gifts. Why don't you take note of her schedule, clear it out for a weekend and just show up to take her on a short trip? She is sure to start making excuses so try to leave no chance for refusal. Anticipate her worries and sort things out.
To make up for the times you spend apart
As kids, she probably always had you around her. But now, with you working and all, you might not see her for months at a stretch, mostly communicating over the phone. You can inform her that you would like to spend some time with her on a trip. You can even pick places to visit together. With parents, children never grow up. As such, this will not only be a vacation trip but also a trip down memory lane.
To make memories
Our parents will not always be here. When that time comes, we wouldn't want to look back and keep wishing that we had spent more time with them. So use your vacation as an opportunity to make sweet memories with your mom. Visit as many sights as possible and take lots of pictures. When you get back to your busy life, your mom will have those pictures to remind her that you are still her sweet, little baby girl. You will also have these as memoirs.
A step out of your comfort zone
Planning a trip with your mom benefits both of you. You get to take a break from your busy routine and step out of your comfort zone. Are you a homebody, never wanting to try something or somewhere new? Use this as an opportunity to experience a difference. You could plan a trip to an island that gives you the feel of home, whose ambiance is serene.
A chance to showcase your treasure to the world
Our moms are gifts bestowed on us. They are practically invaluable. So take her on a fun trip to let her know how much you value her. Have a checklist of things to do together on the trip. Take loads of pictures and upload them to your stories on whatever social apps you use. Who knows, you could be inciting someone to do the same.
A break from her routine
A mom can be so busy that her home, workplace, and the grocery store are the places she frequents the most. Taking time off caring for household needs is a luxury for her. She might have places she would like to visit in mind but probably never had the chance or financial strength to pursue it. Why don't you find out where she would like to go and plan a trip with her there? You'll be accomplishing a feat she could only wish to. Her joy would be your biggest reward.