Mother’s Day is almost here. I know what I want for Mother’s Day, but it’s not anything I’ve seen on TV. It’s way simpler than that.
I don’t know about you, but my television and radio seem like they are showing a constant stream of commercials for flowers, chocolates, teddy bears, and chocolate covered fruit.
You know me. I don’t get flowers.
I’ve outgrown teddy bears. I buy my own chocolate.
I don’t exactly want to spend the day playing Minecraft.
So that kind of begs the question – what is it I want for Mother’s Day.
(I’m posting this now, but I know my husband won’t ask until about 5pm on the Saturday before Mother’s Day. Don’t you love that?)
What I want for Mother’s Day
- Walk in my shoes. Do some laundry, cook me a dinner including the cleaning up part, or just clean some stuff. Give me a break from the endless treadmill of tasks.
- Buy me new shoes. You may never understand my love affair with shoes, but you don’t have to. Take me to my favorite store and let me pick out a pair. If not shoes, then earrings. Let me do one self-indulgent nonsensical thing without guilt.
3. Help me pretend I’m superwoman. Plan a stress free afternoon for us as a family, coach the kids, give me time to do my hair, and then knock my socks off. Just give me one afternoon where everything goes right and is Pinterest worthy. Make sure to take lots of photos. I’m going to want to remember this.
- Give me time with you. Take the family to the movies and hold my hand. Grab a blanket and a bucket of chicken and take us to the park. Make a memory for me.
Give me time without you. Sometimes, I just need an hour or two to collect my thoughts. Sometimes, I need a little space to breathe. Sometimes, I just want to get enough perspective to remember how much I love you.
That’s it. It’s simple. Given that I’d be happy with a pair of $10 earrings and a bucket of fried chicken, celebrating Mother’s Day could run as little as $25 plus a few hours of advance planning.
It’s not that hard. The crazy thing is that it’s the same list I’d give you for Christmas. Or my birthday. Or my anniversary. Or even Valentine’s Day. I could be content with some really simple stuff.
If you had to pick just one of these six, what would it be? If you could add one more thing to my list, what would you add?