What Your Wife Really Wants for Mother's Day

Dads, let's talk. You know those earrings you've been eyeing for your wife's Mother's Day gift? It's a generous gesture. But it's not what she really wants. And those noodle necklaces the kids made -- awww, they're more precious than real jewels, it's true. But they're not quite enough.

Or maybe you're the guy who gives no thought to Mother's Day until the Saturday before, when you're standing in the greeting card aisle with all the other last-minute dudes. Flowery sentiments are sweet. But she needs something more.

I recently polled a group of women on Facebook, asking them what they really want for Mother's Day this year. Several answers appeared again and again — common wishes with one central theme.

Most of them aren't things.

If you want to treat your wife to a truly meaningful Mother's Day, consider one of these special gifts that only you can give.

A day off. Seems ironic, doesn't it? To celebrate her calling as a mom, your wife wants a day off from all her usual mom-related responsibilities. That means cooking, carpooling, changing diapers, and harping on the kids to brush their teeth. Take over for a day, dads, and your wife will be pampered.

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