This time of year Dads and kids start desperately searching for the perfect gift for Mom for Mother's Day. But I can tell you that this Mom is not looking for flowers or presents or even breakfast in bed. No, what this Mom wants is some time off! And here's how that needs to go:
For Mothers Day: A Day Without Decisions
I spend too much time every single day of the year making decisions- what to make for dinner, what clothes to pick out for the kids to wear, what to buy at the store, should I give the dog a bath or wait another day (or month), should I spend the next hour exercising or catching up on my never-ending-to-do-list?
Decisions, decisions, decisions.
On Mother's Day, I do not want to have to make a single decision. For myself, or anyone else.
So please- just don't ask me a thing.
For Mothers Day: A Day Without Having to Remember Anything!
Even worse than the constant decision making is the trying to remember everything that needs to get done- who needs to be at which location at what time, who I am carpooling with and to where, that I need to start dinner, and on and on.
I want one day where I can blissfully leave all of that to someone else to think about. (And can someone please tell me why men's brains have the ability to shut that off- that they can be working in the garage on a project for hours and NOT notice that lunchtime has come and gone and no one has fed the kids? Why wasn't I born with that ability?)
Seriously, I want one day where my brain can be empty!
For Mothers Day: A Day Without An Agenda
No to-do lists, no goals, nothing that I am hoping to accomplish. And yes, I know that I am the one that makes the to-do lists and sets the goals and that theoretically, it is within my Mommy-super-powers to do this any day- or well, every day actually.
But I don't. So I really want to do it on Mother's Day this year!
For Mothers Day: A Day Where the House Starts Off Clean And Organized, and Also Ends That Way
Now I realize that my hubby and kids may not have it in them to deliver this all on their own- especially since I am kind of counting on them to handle the whole day's schedule/cooking/decision making on their own too.
So if they feel the need to hire someone for a little house cleaning, well, then so be it! (And actually- hallelujah– it will be someone who doesn't think that clean means “stuff everything currently on the floor into a drawer and slam it shut” as my 9-year does.)
I don't think I am asking for too much, am I?
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Had to chuckle with that last one! I have NEVER experienced the “stay clean and organized” thing with or without me in charge! LOL You are so right that a day off the hook from having to organize, plan or implement is a wonderful gift!
I love your list and would add, I want everyone to get along! No teasing, bickering, or instigating of any sort. My children generally get along most jog the time, but they don’t appreciate that Mom just wants peace and harmony on Mothers Day!
Great addition to the list! I agree completely!
Kris C. says
OMG, Sharon, you hit the nail on the head! Especially the decision part, because right now my brain’s about to explode trying to make summer vacation plans (on top of everyday decisions). Truthfully, I feel a guilty on most Mother’s Day because I ask my husband to take the kids out of the house for a few hours so I can get some quiet time, but on top of that, now I’m going to ask for all the things on your list, too! To h*ll with the guilt! lol
Julie S. says
Such a great list. I would add getting a good night’s sleep to this 😉
Oh you are SO right! Getting a good night’s sleep AND being allowed to sleep IN! (How decadent!)