Sunday, May 12, 2013

"Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children

 because they are more certain they are their own.  ~Aristotle

Happy Mother's Day!  I am off to see my Mom who will be 87 this week so just some tidbits today...
A recent survey of 100 moms showed what they want for Mother's Day. Over 10% said they don't plan to celebrate Mother's Day. The rest said they want to receive:
  • Something homemade, 36%
  • Dinner, 35%
  • A greeting card, 32%
  • Gift cards, 25%
  • Flowers, 23%
  • Jewelry, 11%
  • Books, 10%
  • Spa visit, 8%
  • Clothing, 6%
  • Music, 6%
  • Movies, 6%
  • Travel, 5%
  • Electronics, 3% 
800 sons and daughters were asked what they want to give for Mother's Day.
  • More daughters want to give flowers (45% of daughters compared to 40% of son respondents).
    Only 23% of moms want to receive flowers.

  • More daughters want to give jewelry (14% of daughters compared to 11% of son respondents).
    11% of moms want to receive jewelry.

  • More daughters want to give clothing (10% of daughters compared to 6% of son respondents).
    Only 6% of moms want to receive clothing.

  • More daughters want to give something homemade (24% of daughters compared to 17% of son respondents).
    36% of moms want to receive something homemade.

  • More daughters want to give a greeting card (31% of daughters compared to 28% of son respondents).
    32% of moms want to receive a greeting card.

  • More sons want to give gift cards (21% of sons compared to 16% of daughter respondents).
    25% of moms want to receive gift cards.

  • More sons want to give electronics (7% of sons compared to 5% of daughter respondents).
    Only 3% of moms want to receive electronics.

  • More sons want to give dinner (33% of sons compared to 25% of daughter respondents).
    35% of moms want to receive dinner.
  "When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts.  A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child."  ~Sophia Loren, Women and Beauty

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