As mothers we work hard, and sacrifice our wants and needs for the wants and needs of our family. On this day, show your mother you love her, value her, actually notice all of this work that she puts in so you can have a decently happy life. Don’t get us wrong we will always cherish the handmade beaded bracelets, funny Mothers day poems and macaroni picture frames, but if you’re looking for a gift to put us right over the moon, take a look at some things we really want, in no particular order.
When you become a mother sleep and sanity are the first two things to go. For the love of all that is holy let her sleep in for once! Sanity comes easier when we’re well rested.
2. A complaint free forced family fun day
All we want is for you guys to shut up and enjoy (or pretend to enjoy) a couple of rounds of mini golf, or a picnic in the park together as a family. We don’t think that’s too much to ask.
Because, mommin ain’t easy but it’s easier after a glass or three of that grapey goodness.
4. A BOOKED spa day
Booked being the main word here. You know we will always have something more important to do than book ourselves a day of pampering. Set up a sitter or take the kids out and BOOK THAT DAY.
I have a $250 gift card from last year’s Mother’s Day (super sweet thought) but do you think I’ve had time (or made the time) to enjoy a relaxing massage or a facial…hell to the no.
5. A nice family photo
As mothers all we want is thousands of beautiful pictures of your beautiful faces at every changing season of your lives plastered all over our walls like some kind of creepy family shrine. Do us a favor, suck it up and smile for us. 😊
6. A fully planned night out
Whether it be a night out with the girls, a date night, or just “me time” we would love it if you would take the time to plan the sitter, the activities, the dinner and drinks just this once instead of us getting dolled up and then being asked, “Sooo, what do you want to do?” augh face palm.
We make enough decisions in your lives make this one for us mmmk?
Bonus points for booking a hotel room with a late check out.
7. Breakfast/brunch/dinner cooked AND cleaned up
It’s so sweet to get breakfast in bed (not too early, see point #1) or a beautiful dinner made, but if we must look at the bomb that is our kitchen post meal for the next three days before cleaning it ourselves, it kind of kills the point, just saying.
8. A day void of all responsibilities
That means no diaper changes, no questions on where commonly used objects are around the house, no snack making, no letting the dog out. Nothing but couch time, a bottle of Merlot, and watching all the Greys Anatomy we’ve missed over the last 10 weeks.
9. A flattering candid photo of themselves
Moms are always there to capture the cute moments in their families lives, they take 100 and post the few where everyone’s eyes are opened, and the light hits them the right way. But in the RARE event that we are in ANY shots that aren’t selfies with a struggling toddler, or Snapchat filtered shots with the kindergartener, you KNOW we got mad double chin going on or we look like we just ran a marathon. Take one, JUST ONE where we look like we own a hair brush and shower occasionally.
We don’t ask for much of this during the rest of the year and we don’t do what we do to be showered in this, but moms deserve to be appreciated. They dedicate their lives to bettering yours, to teaching you, to helping you, to cleaning up all your shit, and to loving you unconditionally. A little appreciation goes a long way…and maybe a compliment or two, just for that added boost. 😊