So, to help you get it right, I am spilling some beans on what Moms are thinking now and then...
1. "What is my kid thinking!" (usually teamed with slight rolling of the eyes and a gentle shake of the head motion, insert sigh)
1.a. Solution: Surprise her with a thoughtful gift that you can share together; like her fave chocolate truffles or bottle of her favourite sparkling beverage to take to a picnic together. That way she can get a little you time to reconnect and you can just unload your awesomeness on her.
2. "You people are needy!" (this sentiment occurs when your Mom is walking around the house with an arm full of random things she finds in her way such as an empty cup, crusty sock, old lunch, back packs, soccer shoes, basketball (you can picture your own belongings here) just to get to the next room and forget what she originally went there for... oh yeah, more laundry soap.
2.a. Solution: Pamper your Mom and don't let her lift one tired, unmanicured finger. Bring her things such as the morning paper, a tea, a snack, a hug, then repeat for a duration of 12 hours to let her rejuvenate her busted up body already. I like to call this Mommification, where the mother wraps herself up loosely like a mummy in bed or on couch (or dock) all day with everything needed at her disposal for a well deserved time out.