Let’s face it – being mom 24/7 is hard, and no amount of macaroni pasted on a card will make it easier. This Mother’s Day, let’s cut the crap and get down to what every mom needs this mother’s day.
To Be Left Alone.
And not just for a measly part of a day, people.
A whole day of luxurious, unadulterated alone time to do with as you please.
I don’t care if your husband takes your kids on a whirlwind adventure which includes enough junk to occlude a carotid artery followed by an activity that has a high probability of complete catastrophe, no matter to you.
This is your day, mama.
Just smile and wave. Buh-bye!
To Do What She Pleases.
Do you love watching sappy movies on Netflix, but your hubby always complains when you try to put one on?
Do you love drinking your favourite glass of wine, with music blaring while soaking in the tub but your toddler keeps waking up when he hears the water turn on?
Do you love reading up on the latest celebrity gossip while sitting in your kitchen eating cereal in your underwear, but apparently that behaviour is frowned upon, according to your neighbours?
Mother’s Day is the day to do it!
No looks of disdain!
…But you may want to close your curtains.
It’s mother’s day. You don’t want to have to cook, feed, clean up or even think of what you’re going to have for dinner. As a mom who must tell your preschooler to keep eating 267 times all the while dodging food being flung by your toddler, the last thing you will want to do is have dinner at a restaurant with them. Doing so would just be asking for an public meltdown of epic proportions!
Someone just needs to open your door, place the take out on the floor, and then runaway.
A Clean House.
Nobody enjoys cleaning, especially when you have to do it all day, every day like most mamas do.
This is how this Mother’s Day should go down:
- Your partner takes you out for a nice steak dinner the night before Mother’s Day.
- Someone cleans your house while you are out for said dinner – and I’m not above child labour or having a cleaning service come in, courtesy of whatever piggy bank in your house is the biggest.
- You are left alone in a spotless house!
Well folks, that’s all there is – the four things every mom needs this Mother’s Day.
Of course all mama’s love to get the usual breakfast in bed, to go out for brunch, the fresh-cut flowers and to receive boxes of chocolates.
But do you know what ends up happening?
Mom is the one that winds up cleaning the bomb that just went off in her kitchen.
Mom is the one that must deal with corralling the kids while out in public.
Mom is the one to arrange the flowers, put them in the vase, take a picture on Instagram and then throw them out a week later.
Mom is the one who shares her box of chocolates and only gets the leftover ones with orange filling. Yuck.
See what I’m getting at here?
To the moms out there, I urge you to share this with anyone that can make this happen for you on Mother’s Day. Print it out and tape it to your husbands pillow (or forehead for that matter), leave it ever-so-discreetly in his lunch-box, or share this post on your wall and tag away!
Happy Mother’s Day! Have fun, and let me know how it goes in the comment section below.
xo, The Mama Nurse