Mother’s Day is next week….NEXT WEEK! Can you believe it? That weekend happens to be unbelievably packed with work events for me, but I’m still going to try to enjoy the one day I have off. It dawned on me when my husband asked me what day Mother’s Day was on, he really wasn’t aware of it. I’m going to let this post serve as a reminder to him. The day is approaching.
So, fellow moms. We (sometimes) get one day that’s about us. I feel like I could use a whole week and not be well rested. Such is life of a parent. (If you’re a single parent, I send all of my positive thoughts. Parenting is hard with two people, much less one.)
Let’s take a look at what moms may want for the day that celebrates her.
1. Alone time. I know my family wants to spend time with me on Mother’s Day. But can I get an evening alone, without wrangling a 3-year-old in and out of the bath and at bedtime? Just one evening? It’s all I’m really asking for.
2. Massages are nice. But you also have to give me the time to go use that certificate.
3. Pedicures/manicures. I tend to go for pedicures instead of manicures (the pedicures just last longer for me.) But see above for the time thing. I’m still trying to schedule an appointment to use a gift certificate I received for Christmas.
4. Alex and Ani bangle. I’ve fallen in love with these bracelets this year. I have 3, and I’ve emailed my request to my husband. (I hope he still has the email.)
5. Flowers. Flowers are pretty and uplifting. I love giving/receiving plants that I can transplant to my yard. Then I can (hopefully) see them for years to come.
6. Books. Or a gift card to buy the book I want. I have several authors who are publishing books this summer. If anyone is reading this, you’re welcome to check out my wish list on Amazon. Pre-order a little something. All is good.
7. Plan a fun day out. Just don’t make me plan anything. Planning can get stressful and I just want to go with the flow. Ok?
Moms, what would you add to the list?