I did a poll on my Facebook page asking moms what they like to do on Mother’s Day. Their answers didn’t surprise me because they matched my own feelings:
- We dislike busy restaurants.
- We’d rather focus on quiet, quality time with our families.
- We’d like a day off from making decisions or being responsible for everyone else’s happiness.
Still, if you’d like a say in how you spend your day, make some not-so-subtle “suggestions” before the actual day arrives. For example, I like to be surrounded by my kids and grandkids eating my husband’s smoked chicken or some take-out from my favorite spots and relaxing at home (hint-hint!).
Perhaps, the reason my friends’ answers matched my own is because we introverts tend to stick together. If you’re an extroverted mom who doesn’t mind traffic and crowds, there are plenty of options for you too (and most of them offer special pricing for moms). Please note that some of these take place the day before Mother’s Day.
Half Price Admission for Moms at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Sat., May 13, 2017 from 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Tacoma. $9.95 to $17.95 (under 2 Free). All ages. Event details.
The 9th Annual Pike Place Market Flower Festival
The tent will be up on Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat.-Sun., May 13-14, 2017 from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.
Eventbrite has a huge list of unique events for Mother’s Day. You can access them here: https://www.eventbrite.com/d/wa–seattle/mothers-day/
Or, how about a list of the best brunch spots in the area: http://www.seattlemag.com/article/mothers-day-coming-best-brunch-spots-seattle
Maybe Mom would like a spa package for her special day: http://seattle.cbslocal.com/top-lists/best-mothers-day-spa-deals-in-seattle/
Proflowers has a list of “The Cutest Things to do in Seattle for Mother’s Day”: http://www.proflowers.com/blog/seattle-mothers-day-guide
Whatever you end up doing, we hope you have a day filled with love and laughter!