Mother’s Day – What I Really WantBy
What do you “really” want for Mother’s Day?
The spoken – and the unspoken
“I would like some flowers”
But please don’t stop at WalMart on your way home and pick me up the last pale pink ones that you can find.
What I really want are Star Lillies! They are my favorite and they fill my room with the most delightful fragrance.
“Breakfast in bed would be delightful”
I don’t really want breakfast in bed if it means you are going to wake me up to ask me where the frying pan is, or if I’m going to hear you say, “oops” several times. I don’t really want breakfast in bed if it means you’re going to make me pancakes, eggs, waffles, toast, bacon, cereal, juice, an apple, and a glass of coke.
What I would really like, is for you to go to Starbucks and bring me back a Tall Soy w/whip Cinnamon Dolce Latté after you hear me already awake.
“Oh, just one or two things would be nice”
This year, don’t go to the dollar store and buy me a bunch of stuff. I don’t need it. When I say I don’t want anything, it’s because I don’t want anything that I will feel guilty about throwing away, because you gave it to me on Mother’s Day. If this is the only day I could possibly get those cheap kitchen towels, then we need to re-evaluate.
Now, if you would like to go over to the nice department store and choose “my favorite perfume” – I’d be good with that. Or better yet, take me shopping to pick out a new outfit.
“A Clean House”
I don’t want to not do anything all day I want you to pick up after yourselves, do the dishes, take out the trash, clean your rooms, and not leave little bits of things lying here and there.
Just a thought – you could hire a housecleaner to come in on Saturday – and again on Monday.
“Children getting along”
I don’t want to hear anyone yelling at anyone else, “Don’t you remember it’s Mother’s Day? Shut up!” That pretty much defeats the purpose.
“A Day Alone – with Money”
I don’t want to have a day alone because no one thought about me, or even remembered that I am their mother.
What I want is for someone to rent me a hotel room for two days. One of those really nice ones with clean sheets and a TV remote that would let me channel surf without competition for what’s on.
I would like a delicious breakfast made to order.
I would like to take a long hot bath with bubbles (not Mr. Bubble) but some exotic scent that even Calgon cannot touch.
I would like a new novel to read that I can read while lounging by the pool. Which reminds me, I think I would like a miracle trip to the health club first – maybe one of those seaweed body wraps that takes off about 40 pounds so I can feel comfortable lying by the pool.
Oh, and that masseuse – yea..that one. I pick him.
Next, a visit to all the little shops in the area is in order. I’ll just pick up a few things I need, red peep toe heels – just for fun.
You know, all this talk about what I want for Mother’s Day – and what I don’t want is making me realize one thing. What I really truly want for Mother’s Day – is to have no expectations.
I don’t want my kids to feel like they have to do something for me just because it’s Mother’s Day and “I’m your mother, that’s why” guilt associated with it.
What I really want – is to bounce out of bed, make all of my kids an easy breakfast, take them to church, then off for a great lunch wherever it is they want to go. Hey, let’s go to a movie together! We can walk around afterwards, laughing, joking, eating ice cream (diet? What diet? It’s Mother’s Day) and cookies from the Nestle store.
Oh! Oh! Oh! – wouldn’t it be fun to go play at the laser tag place?
Whatever it is the kids want to do that day – That’s what I want for Mother’s Day
After all Mother’s Day is all about making Mom happy and Mom is happy when her children are happy. I suppose I could ask for “Kids to be Happy” for my Mother’s Day present, but I think I’d prefer to do things the stealthy way, and just do things they enjoy doing.
What do you “Really” want for Mother’s Day?