Friday, May 8, 2015

Why your post about what mothers want for Mothers' Day is a lie

All week things have been popping up on my social media feeds about what mothers "really" want for Mother's Day. These oh-so-helpful guides range from serious gift ideas to snarky sarcastic rants about just wanting time away from the kids on this special day. Some posts advise dads/kids/whoever all about the perfect jewelry/kids craft/breakfast in bed/time to herself gift that Mom REALLY wants this Sunday.

Well, I'm sorry, but they all lie.

What do moms REALLY want for Mother's Day?

Whatever they want. Sorry, not helpful, is it? But it's true. Survey 10 moms, and you'll get 10 very different ideas of what they expect/want on Mother's Day.
There is no "guide" to Mother's Day because, just like every mom, what moms want for Mother's Day is different. Some moms want the expensive gifts and pampering, others just want to be able to pee by themselves for the day and maybe not to do the laundry and some want a combination of the two.

What do I want for Mother's Day?

Absolutely nothing. No really, I'm serious. I want a whole hell of a lot of nothing. Nothing that HAS to be done. Nothing that NEEDS to be done. I want to get up when I want to get up and to have slept through the night (hey, if this is my dream Mother's Day, I can dream that my 2 month old sleeps through the night for the first time tomorrow night). I don't want to have to make meals, wipe butts, wipe spit up, fight over sleep, or do any of the other things my two tiny humans need me to do day in and day out.

I want to have just the fun parts of parenting this Sunday; snuggles and playing (and none of the clean up... or boring games. I'm not going to pretend that coloring what she tells me to color is fun). I want the kisses and hugs and baby grins.

Am I dreaming? Of course.

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