Don’t shoot the messenger before you hear the message… I’m a mom too. But let’s face it, majority of mom’s have a #1 on their wish list for Mother’s Day. To SLEEP. Yes, a holiday in which we want to SLEEP through.. #2 is to be ALONE or be left ALONE for 24 hours. What kind of shitty holiday is that?
Mother’s Day over the years has become more of a “What can you do for me” not what have I done for you type of day. To me, it’s about appreciation, reflecting on the thing’s I’ve done as a Mother this far, an more important, what my Mother has done for me. I much rather show my love for my mother and mother in-law then to dwell on what I expect from my significant other.
Let’s face it, my list will consist of the silly things that I am sure other mom’s will agree with. That silly little diagram floating around is pretty accurate. Sleep, Chocolate, Time Alone, & muted children are among the top 10. Flowers & breakfast are a close runner up, and then it becomes a list of material items that I would love to have someday. But most of it isn’t what I really want.
I want to be appreciated ALL YEAR. To not have to beg for an extra day of uninterrupted sleep. I signed up for that interrupted sleep & bathroom breaks the day I found out I was pregnant. It’s part of motherhood and although it’s a rough task, it is what makes us Mothers. The fact that we put others before us every day, most of the time unknowingly until it all catches up to us and we just want to fall into bed. I just want to be appreciated, all year… and yes, flowers are nice too.
Stop making Mother’s Day a SHITTY Holiday and own it!
This Mother’s Day, don’t sleep through it. Take it in as a day to feel appreciated by your children, and show your mother you appreciate HER. Take time to appreciate yourself, and do things your damn self! If you don’t get that spa pass you wanted, take it upon yourself to say I’m going to the spa!” and don’t take no for an answer…
And try to remember to water the beautiful damn flowers you got…after all, it’s another thing you now have to tend to!