With travel having been thwarted by the pandemic the past couple of years, even if you can’t get together in person, you can still pull off an intimate Mother’s Day with your mom. Isn’t that what technology’s really for?
Almost everyone has the ability to join video chats these days. While this kind of meeting is better using a laptop of PC, you can still get away using the video camera on an iPad or tablet to conveneiently stream hands-free.
First, schedule flowers to be delivered earlier in the day.
Add a special note mentioning how you’re looking forward to spending some personal time together. Make it as special as if you were handing them to her yourself!
Plan the meal.
If you’ve both decided to cook for yourselves and dine together while you chat, go ahead and do a little extra. Prepare the table, add a pair of candles if that’s your thing. How would you like the table to look if you were out eating together at a restaurant?
Let mom in on it. Show off your tabling skills once your video call goes live.
Schedule meal to be delivered.
First things first. Make sure your mom and any other virtual guests will be at home. Schedule your video call first and double-check the location.
If you know your mom’s favorite restaurant or meal, you can schedule an order directly from the restaurant by calling ahead or through one of the many apps inlcuding UberEats and Grubhub. Be sure to include the tip and add a note that it’s a surprise for the receipient. Nothing worse than a delivery person trying to convince the receipient that (s)he doesn’t have teh wrong address.
All you have to do now is prepare your own meal, turn on the camera and enjoy your meal.
Just in case conversation takes a turn for the worst, it’s nice to have technology to blame. You can always get disconnected…by mistake. Not that anyone’s expecting to need an alibi, but there is that one built right in.
Surprise mom, a friend or anyone who needs some face time with you.
To save mom from preparing or ordering a meal ahead of time, you might want to hint that she won’t need to.