It's a holiday for us! For the Mom's of the world! For the alarm clocks, the chef's, the toddler chasers, the stylists, the diaper changers, the tantrum tamers, the taxi drivers, the schedulers, the tear stoppers and the best friends. A day where we and all that we do is celebrated! Where our families take a moment to appreciate our role in their lives and we are given that always needed High-5 to keep us going for another year.
So what do we want more than anything on this day? To immerse ourselves in Motherhood? Spend all day with our husband and children? Heck To The NO! Here's my dream Mother's Day that will hopefully happen sometime in my lifetime:
- My child(ren) wake up late in the morning, and when they do they make a specific wake up cry that ONLY my husband can hear so I can continue to sleep peacefully.
- I eventually wake up around 11am to my child(ren) nudging me gently and telling me he has breakfast in bed for me. Breakfast consists of a large glass of milk and a fantastic chocolate doughnut with sprinkles (That will not make me gain even an ounce of weight).
- After breakfast, my husband tells me there's a surprise waiting for me outside...I venture outside and see a limo with my BFF sitting inside. He's sending us to a spa for the day where we will have massages, facials and endless mimosas. When we're done being pampered, we are to lounge by the pool until our hearts content.
-By the time we leave the spa, the child(ren) have long been in bed. I waltz back inside my home to find the house cleaned, dishes done and laundry folded.
- I walk upstairs and go to bed and am fully refreshed or rejuvenated for the next year.
Do I deserve that kind of fantasy? Eh...some days, yes...most days, probably not...but a Mom can dream right?!
I do find it funny that most Mom's I know want nothing more for Mother's Day than to feel like they are NOT a Mom. We want the Father's to play our role on this day. We want to sit back and enjoy the view while someone else picks up the slack. That's my plan for tomorrow anyway; and it will definitely include a chocolate doughnut with sprinkles.
Happy Mother's Day to all of the Mom's out there! I hope your day starts late, ends early and is nothing but perfection in the middle! You deserve it!