With work and intense gym sessions on weekdays, social commitments and hangovers on weekends, laundry, hoovering, grocery shopping, and other chores on the daily, adult life is a race against time—one you’re unlikely to win. And guess who’s the first to get knocked off your list? It’s family, because, we can always get to them later; they’re not going anywhere. Well, this Mother’s Day (26 March) we want you to change all that.
Let’s face it, occasional two-minute phone calls and WhatsApp forwards don’t exactly say ‘You mean a lot to me, Maa’. We’ve become super self-involved. Mundane tasks and pints with friends mean more than a homey lunch with the woman who’s responsible for this very life we’re living. If mommy-ignorance was a crime, then most of us would be pleading guilty…
…and you know what they say: The first step towards recovery is acceptance. So, now that we’ve crossed that stage, it’s time to make amends. Spend some time with your mum this month and do it fashionably—hey, we’re always looking for a reason to go shopping. Get on the bandwagon and try the trend that’s been making its way through the thickest of friends, siblings, couples, and even families, as a sign of solidarity, love, affection, and companionship. Yes, we’re talking about #Twinning—the #MothersDay edition.
Catch up with mum over fun Zumba sessions. It’s a great way to keep fit and wear those trainers you bought together. Now, they needn’t be exactly the same, but sporting identical styles in different colours is all sorts of cute, especially for the after-workout #GymSelfie.
Women love to catch up over a conversation (read: vent). Trade your house party with friends this weekend for a jammie all-nighter with mom. Let there be pizza, some wine, at-home mani-pedis, and of course, matching silk jammie sets that will put you guys in the mood for some R&R.
Girls’ Night Out
Ah, did you get the dancing gene from your mother? Then, you owe her a night out at the club. We order you to dress up in LBDs, and hit the bar for dinner and drinks at a fancy-ass place so that you can treat her like the queen she is.
Take a nice long walk down the promenade to where all the shops are. No, luxury boutiques aren’t nearly as fun as bagging a bargain at vintage stores, and high street outlets, so make a day of it with a budget that keeps you going for a few hours. A pair of Palazzo pants for mom and shorts for you are a cute way to play match up when you’re spending the day shopping. Also, if you’re living in London or Paris, then have we got the perfect itinerary for you!
Bonding Over Brunch
We saved the best for last. Sundays are the days to de-stress; agree? You are well-rested and in the mood for conversation. Head out for a nice English-style brunch with your mother to that much-talked about cafe; or, sap it up even more with a homecooked picnic basket you can take to the park. 🙂 You’re going to need some light, Summery day clothes for this one.
To nail the #Twinning trend and keep it cute and classy (as opposed to lame and tacky), here are some rules to remember:
- Identical outfits look lame, period. Ensure there’s a slight difference in your outfits, ie, one element has to be different. Same brand + same model + different colour; Same pattern + same colour + different length… you get the idea.
- Twinning doesn’t necessarily mean wearing the same accessories. If you’re wearing similar outfits, then wear different jewellery/shoes. Your mom could go with something sophisticated whereas you can opt for a fun, playful look.
- Take pictures and upload them—yes, that’s a mandate. The world must get a good look at how cute you guys are! 😉 Also, your friends can learn that this is a good way to spend time and bond with mum while making memories you both will cherish.
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