Do you ever wonder what a day in the of a mom is like? The real version, not the Instagram image. Let me paint a picture for you…
The little ones have been going crazy since before 7 am. The toddler is getting into everything. You have been constantly saying no. “How do we listen?”
All the way. Right away. With a joyful heart.
Not five minutes later. SAME. EXACT. THING.
The baby wants to nurse every three minutes and only sleeps for twenty minutes at a time. The day flies, but you accomplish nothing. And, you always climb in bed utterly exhausted! Physically and mentally.
And, then you ask me what I want for Mother’s Day. Here is What Mothers Really Want for Mother’s Day.
The kids to listen the first time.
Despite what the little ones may think, we don’t enjoy repeating ourselves. If you just listened the first time mommy wouldn’t have to get upset! The best way to say I love you, Mom is to listen the first time.
Makeup that actually conceals sleepy eyes.
The eyes are the window to the soul. And, a Mommy’s soul is tired. Every mom’s goal when she is putting on makeup is to make it appear as though she actually has slept since her first-born made their appearance.
The perfect cup of coffee.
You can never go wrong with gifting a sleep deprived mommy her favorite coffee!
To be shower, or use the bathroom, in peace.
Just because mommy is always there to help you when you go potty, does not mean she needs you to be there for her. Please give me two minutes so I can take care of my business, alone. Help a mama out and keep track of the kids every time mom has to go to the bathroom on Mother’s Day.
Somebody else to clean up the same mess, over and over. And, over.
Mommy puts the same toys away 372 times day, every day. Please don’t make her do it on Mother’s Day.
A solo Target run.
If you don’t know that a solo Target run is mom heaven, you have not been listening!
We know this day is called Mother’s Day, which sounds like there should be children involved. But, a lot of times mom feels like she is missing some adult interaction in her life. Give her some time where she can talk in her adult voice today.
We know it’s not realistic that there will be no momming duties on Mother’s Day. But, help as much as you can. She will genuinely appreciate any help she receives!
A thank you.
Give that a mommy a heart-felt thank you. For all the little things that add up quickly.
This Mother’s Day, grab your kids at 6:27 am when they wake up. Quietly corral them in another room. Let mom sleep in. Feed them whatever, so long as you don’t leave a mess for mom. Only let the kids in for snuggles. Bring in her favorite coffee. Let her take her time getting ready in the morning.
Chase the kids when they are crazy. Send them to mom when they are snuggly. Take care of the meals and the messes. Send her out for a solo Target run. Say a genuine thank you. This is her favorite job. But, it’s a thankless one.
Cards are nice. Flowers are great. Jewelry is special. But, what mom really wants for Mother’s Day is to breathe and be spoiled.
And, by spoiled we mean a whole day without having to deal with the chaos of daily Momming.