Many moms got exactly the gift they wanted on Mother’s Day last weekend: time with the kids. For empty nesters, there’s much joy when the house fills up again even for just a few hours. Many of our adult children don’t realize how much we value spending time together.
The notion that time together is a perfect gift can seem strange to our millennial children. They have been branded with a reputation as the self-centered and materialistic Generation Me. Indeed when a Pew survey asked different generations to note the traits that made them special, millennials rated technology, music/pop culture and clothes. (Boomers chose work ethic, respectfulness and values/morals.)