I got my mom some beautiful flowers, and the kids drew her some handmade cards. She was catered to and didn't have to lift a finger to help out (although she usually doesn't help out much anyway, but still).
When I walked her out to her car, she looked at me and said "Happy Mother's Day!" and then she paused, and added, "But don't forget, if I wasn't a mother first, you would never have been a mother either."
Um ... thanks? Just about every day, I think about how I want to be different than my mother and have a different relationship with my kids. I'm glad she keeps giving me the motivation.