What Moms Really Want
Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 11th.
Sure you could get the special mama in your life some flowers, chocolates, or that piece of jewelry she’s been dropping hints about for weeks…but what about the stuff moms REALLY want but can’t ask for?
You know, like going to the bathroom uninterrupted…or eating a meal while it’s still warm.
I again turned to my family, friends, and listeners to lend me their ‘Mommy brains’ for a judgment- and guilt-free list of what’s really going through those frazzled heads!
So what does an honest mom want this Mother’s Day?
- “For one day in my life not to watch Finding Nemo.”
- “To shower alone. With the door closed. And no kids in the bathroom.”
- “Go out to run errands by myself, food shop by myself, and get a pedicure.”
- “An hour of ‘mommy time’ to go shopping. I can’t shop for clothes with my littles; they hate strollers and wander when I am trying to browse.”
- “I would love to have someone do my food shopping and laundry, just the way I like it.”
- “For my daughter to sleep in her own bed for a full night.”
- “Listening. I would love not have to repeat myself all day for one day.”
- “I want my kids to all get along for one damn day. That is my wish. No tattling, no hitting, no ‘Moooooooooooooommmmmm!!!!!’”
- “I want someone else to do the whole bedtime routine, from the shower/bath to pajamas to saying, ‘It’s bedtime.’ Being the bad cop is a drag!!”
- “I want to just sit home and do nothing and not worry about feeding, changing, or taking care of her for one day!”
- “One day with no responsibility to the kids, the husband, and the household chores.”
- “I just want a vacation…or kids that appreciate things.”
- “For someone to bring home dinner on a night when I really need it. Mother’s Day brunches are nice but a pizza on some random Tuesday would be awesome.”
- “I would like to sleep late, and to not have to do laundry everyday because ‘OOPS!’ someone made an accident.”
- “I would like for everyone to eat the same dinner (NOT chicken nuggets.)”
- “I would love to NOT HAVE TO FEED THEM. I hate feeding them. It’s such a pain in the ass.”
- “I’d really like to get drunk on Bloody Marys.”
If anyone needs me, I’ll be out with that last mom.
Moms, here’s hoping you get everything you want this Mother’s Day. Or some of what you want. Or just 30 seconds of the day with nothing you don’t want. (Hey, it’s a WISH list!)