The Mother’s Day posts are floating around already nudging at the men as to what “moms really want for Mother’s Day” all suggesting the same thing. I want to bathe and use the bathroom alone, not cook, to sleep in, and the list keeps going. But excuse me if I may, this is NOT what I want for Mother’s Day. Well, what in the hell do you want if not all of that? Let me tell you.
Wrong! What I Really Want for Mother’s Day
I WANT to snuggle my kids in bed in the morning. Though I don’t like waking up early, I would rather snuggle my kids to pieces than lock them out of the room.
I WANT to cook a big breakfast for everyone. I want to see all of their happy faces chowing down in appreciation of all their favorite foods I just made them.
I WANT my kids bothering me while I’m in the shower so we can be silly through the shower curtain while making silly faces and playing peek-a-boo.
I WANT “generic” flowers…that we pick together outside into a big bouquet even with the weeds and grass pieces that are inevitably going to make it into the bunch because they think they’re flowers.
I WANT my kids to interrupt me while I’m on the computer or reading a book so that we can go to the park and play.
Why do I want all of these things? Because its MOTHER’S DAY. It’s NOT my birthday. If I wanted time to myself and gifts and everything thing else then it would be my birthday.
On Mother’s Day, I want to be showered in my everyday mischief of being a mom of three boys. I don’t want to spend time all by myself because THEY are who and what made me a mother not myself. So for all of those posts out there suggesting otherwise, wrong. It’s not for me. My dirty, smiling, privacy-invading boys are what I want.