Happy Mother’s Day to all our Terry Moms – even on lockdown!
The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped our lives in so many ways, but Mother’s Day 2020 brings a poignant new twist – this is the first time there’s no possibility of booking a table for Mother’s Day brunch, and for many of us, no opportunity to give our Moms a hug, or even to get together in person at all.
On the other hand, some of us are lucky enough to have Mom be part of our “pod”, the circle of people we’re isolating with. Even so, options for gift giving and celebrating are definitely restricted this year.
Whatever the difficulties, gratitude and love for Moms abounds, and we’ll be celebrating. This calls for some creativity, but maybe the best approach is to get back to basics – as Natalie P. puts it: flowers, food, family – even if some of that has to be virtual now. And as always at Terry – bike rides.
Here’s what the team at Terry has in mind to make the day a special one for the Moms in our lives.
We hope to get out on a bike ride and have a picnic if the weather is permitting. Here we are on our first family bike ride together from one month ago. Otherwise, Dani is hoping for a relaxing soak in the tub.
Nik H. – operations director
I’ve been fortunate to be able to spend the last 10 years living near my mom and having her help me with Terry. She’s been the source of all kinds of assistance and my favorite motivating phrase, “Buck up!” Most recently, she provided some inspiration from her Basque roots for our newest summer prints. Although she’ll probably want to work on Mother’s Day, we are going to celebrate with a proper toast to her.
Paula D. – marketing v.p.
My mom lives in Rhode Island, but frequently treks up the coast to come see me here in Vermont. Normally, we would likely spend Mother’s Day hiking, dipping our toes in the lake for the first time this year, vegging out on an epic charcuterie, and of course watching tearjerkers or 80s comedies together. In lieu of being able to be together this Mother’s Day, I cultivated a gift basket to send her with some of her Vermont favorites like: bagels from her favorite shop, crystallized maple sprinkles, small batch homemade marshmallows, a nice bubble bath from a local natural soap shop, and a gift certificate to our go-to wine bar. My mom is an incredibly giving and selfless person so it feels wonderful to spoil her with goodies, and it’s great to be able to support local businesses and the friends who operate them!
Camarin M. – customer care
I couldn’t quite find any pictures of my mom on a bicycle, but if I could fit her in a tow behind buggy I would tow her around for a fun Mother’s Day treat. I anticipate heading to my parents’ house on Sunday to see my mom. My siblings and I will be outside occupying six sections of her rectangle lawn with a small fire pit in the middle, visiting but still social distancing. It’s as much for me as it is for her.
For me as a mom, I will also get to spend the day with my daughter and pup, as well as facetime with my older boys who are grown and out of the house. My granddaughter, Aria, almost three years old, will of course also be on the phone, a highlight of any day!
Danielle L. – controller
If the weather cooperates, we’ll give Kathy the choice of a hike in a nearby state park where there’s enough space for good distancing, or the first family bike ride of the season. She treats us to gourmet meals all year long, but on Mother’s Day we’ll turn the tables and treat her to our best meal prep for brunch and dinner. Prosciutto wrapped scallops will be on the menu, along with strawberry shortcake. We’ll also give her plenty of time in the garden with some plants and maybe a new tree to commemorate – from a favorite nursery where shopping is by appointment now to keep staff and shoppers safe.
Colin D. – marketing
We will be celebrating Mom’s birthday and Mother’s Day this weekend, and we have something new to celebrate… we have transported our spin bike to her living room and we have added a nice Terry Cite X Gel saddle.
For Mother’s Day and Mom’s birthday, my mom is planning to climb in the saddle for the first time in years, and celebrate another great year.
Lisa W. – customer care lead
Since my Mum is pretty much at home these days, we’ll prepare a special dinner for her and support a favorite local restaurant – the Blue Paddle in South Hero. Fingers crossed for her first choice on their menu – lamb!
Colin S. – warehouse manager
I plan on celebrating my Mom this year with some fresh picked spring blooms from the garden, homemade brunch, and a Zoom game night with the whole fam. Sticking to some Mother’s Day basics – flowers, food, and family!
Natalie P. – product development
How are you celebrating with the Moms in your life this year? Let us know in the comments.