Happy Mother’s Day to all the mamas out there! This special day is a day to celebrate you. It’s the one day of the year that everyone is reminded to say ‘thank you’ for all you do, and your kids make cute cards at school to make you feel loved and adored. And this day of all days you want all the extra kid time you can get – loads of cuddles and nonstop attention from your littles. Ha, well actually I kind of want a day to myself on Mother’s Day. Is that bad? I’m the go to for every single little last need that my children have, and when they’re 5 and under their needs are endless. So on a day that is supposed to be dedicated to mom, I feel like I just want a hall pass to do my own thing, maybe with minimal kid time. Eeks! That sounds bad I know, but I can’t be the only mom that feels this way!!
Let’s face it, kids are exhausting. There are times they are less exhausting, like maybe when they’re older and less needy. In which case, you may crave that extra kid time on Mother’s Day. But I’m a mom of a 5 and 3 year old so I’m still “in the weeds” with the exhausting part. If I were to detail the perfect Mother’s Day for me it would include a lot of me time and a small bit of mom time. Like small-small. I would love to sleep in until my eyes naturally open without having a kid run into my room and beg me to turn my bedroom TV on at 6:45am. It would also be fantastic if I didn’t get kneed in the crotch while said child crawls into my bed, or wacked in the head after I’ve fallen back to sleep and both kids are now in my bed wrestling at 7:15am.
I’d love to go to brunch with my family at a really awesome restaurant that has a bomb dessert buffet in which I feel completely deserving of indulging in one of everything. It would be wonderful to receive a nice bouquet of flowers from my husband and cute handmade cards from the kids. And then it would be fabulous if my husband offered to take the kids out for the day so I could have some highly coveted alone time. Seriously, how thoughtful! I would first go get a mani/pedi, followed by a lengthy trip to Target buying nothing I need and walking out $200 later. Then I’d want to go to the movies by myself and eat a large buttered popcorn with a huge soda (I gave up soda a month ago, wah!!), followed by meeting up with my girlfriends for ladies night… that’s right, on Mother’s Day.
Perhaps if I worked at an office all day I might look forward to a full day of kid time, but since I’m constantly carting kiddos around and taking care of their every whim, I’m all for a light mom day on my special day. Who else feels this way? What would your perfect Mother’s Day consist of? Peace and quiet? A chore free day? All day kid cuddles? I’d love to hear in the comments!