Oh, Mother’s Day. A day to honor mom and all she’s done. The hard work she labors through 24/7, in the name of love for her children. It’s a tough job raising little people into appropriate and prosperous adults, and it’s nice to get a bit of recognition. Mother’s Day is a day to be thankful for mom, because she’ll always have your back.
That is what it should be. That’s not usually what it is in my experience.
Now, I’m not very particular about my gifts. But while I adore my kids’ handmade cards they were forced to construct in class, there are a few other things I would love to receive this Mother’s Day.
Books and the time to read them
I seem to be one of the remaining few women who haven’t read 50 Shades of Grey, and I admit, I’m intrigued. I would like to see if it’s as ridiculous as I’ve heard it is. Also on my love to read list is Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by The Bloggess/Jenny Lawson. Except there is never enough time. I’ve had Scary Mommy Confessions for months now and I’ve barely been able to even skim it.
A morning to sleep in without feeling guilty
Emphasis on without guilt. Because even if I had a morning to sleep as long as I wanted, which sadly I don’t and probably won’t for another 15 years at least, I would only wonder what my children are doing and who are they doing it to.
They may be known as the generic last minute Mother’s Day gift, except they can also be so much more. Especially to someone like me, who has never been sent flowers. I remember my own mother remarking some time ago about how no one has ever sent her flowers, either. Which is why I’ve finally been able to remedy that this Mother’s Day by sending her a bouquet from 1800flowers.com. And I’m patting myself on the back for this one. I just wish I would have thought to send some to myself, too.
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