Dropping Hints

My kiddos are old enough now to realize how important it is to somehow express their love and gratitude to their Mama on Mother’s Day. My older three may even be entertaining ideas to express this love. But, I’m not quite sure they know how to execute the creating or purchasing of any special gifts.

That, unfortunately, is left up to their dad. And let’s just say he needs some help. Help in the form of hints, that is.

Julia is the best at picking up on any hints I may drop throw their way. I guess you could say she’s got the gift we women are proud to possess – intuition. She, of course, is more than willing to help Ray understand where I am going with my little subtleties.

“Gee, it’s been a while since I’ve had a pedicure.”

“I’d like to get more exercise – how fun would it be to go rollerblading?”

“Well, we could all go for a bike ride together if we had a bike trailer for Noah and Timmy.”

If Ray would only listen. To either of us.

Talk back!

What would YOU like for Mother’s Day? Do you have to drop hints for your husband and kids? Do they pick up on them?

I have been compensated by Walmart, as a Walmart Mom, for my time and efforts to create this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. says

    Yes, I have to drop hints if there’s something I particularly want… but half the time I don’t even know what I want. Tomorrow I’m getting some “free” time while I reprise my 16 year old self. I’m a barista in the Young Life trailer for our big festival this weekend. Should be an adventure… without children in tow!

  2. says

    Some time for myself would be nice. Hubby’s usually pretty creative with his gifts. I know someone who left a anniversary ring website page open on the computer so her husband would ‘stumble’ upon it when they’re anniversary was coming up. =p
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  3. says

    I realize I am a tad bit late on this, since Mothers Day was oh last Sunday! haha! But I do know what you mean about having to give “HINTS” here and there to the family members! I think every mom and wife experiences this sooner or later. I told my family this year I wanted peace and quiet LOL so hubby decided I needed a wellness spa gift certificate :) so that is what the girls gave me for Mother’s Day! :) it was perfect! plus I got other things, bookmarks with my oldest daughters picture on it, and little chocolates etc. But normally I don’t ask for anyhing, I feel I have so much and am trying to get rid of it all, I don’t want to add anymore haha! :) But peace and quiet I was after this year!!!! :)
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