Does anyone else think this is pathetic? Mothers Day related. UPDATE
UPDATE: I took my DS to the dollar store. I gave him some money and asked him to pick out a nice gift for Mothers Day. At first, he asked if he could pick something out for "boys day". After explaining him to him that every day is "boys day" he started looking around the store. First he picked out a topsy turvy tomato planter, but put it back when he saw some owl garden ornaments. So he picked out two of those and then a ladybug windchime. Grand total $7. He was so proud and has since asked me if I can help him wrap them for me. I can't wait to see his face when I open them on Sunday. LOL
Oh, and he asked me if I would help him bake a Mothers Day cake too.
Thanks for all of the replies. I guess I was just feeling a little insecure after my sister made the comment that the idea was pathetic.
Whenever a special day is approaching (like fathers' day, valentines, birthdays, etc) I take my 4 year old DS to the dollar store, give him a couple of bucks and tell him to pick something out for whomever (dad, gramma, little sister). He always puts a lot of thought into what he picks, and even though its just a little dollar store item, he is always so proud.
Well, as you all know, Mothers Day is just around the corner. Now, DH is away working and won't make it home. While my family does this type of thing with their children too, they aren't close enough to be able to do this with my son.
So anyhow, I am thinking about taking him myself, giving him a few bucks and telling him he should pick something out for me for Mothers' Day.
This isn't really about me (although I would really love get a gift from him). It's more about teaching him the importance of giving and of celebrating and thanking the people in his life. He loves special days and loves to give presents, and I want to encourage that.
What say you? My sister thinks it is pathetic, maybe so?