If you are pregnant, have small children, grown children, or grandchildren, Mother’s Day is a special day for you. This year, what would I like for Mother‘s Day? A couple of things come to mind right away.
10. Alone bathroom time. For just one day, if the bathroom door is closed, no one will open it (even after knocking) or attempt to talk through it.
9. Get to eat my food when it is warm. I would like it if the kids could turn off the “sensor” that they have for needing something EVERY time I sit down to my meal. “Mom, I need a napkin. I just spilled.” “MOM! I need something to drink-this is SPICY!” “Mom, I have to go to the bathroom.”
8. Get to take a REAL shower. Not the speed shower where you wash the most important parts as quickly as you can as you listen for crying, yelling and fighting that might be going on in another room. I want enough time for the stress relief shower gel to take effect. I want to be able to be able to leave the 10 minute conditioner in my hair. I want to have the time to shave my legs, both of them.
7. Alone time to load music onto my IPOD AND an hour to go to the gym to listen to my new songs and work out without having to hear my kids chant “We hate the gym!”
6. A diaper-free day! On this day, I do not have to change any diapers!!
5. A day that I don’t have to explain that “Just a minute!” means JUST A MINUTE!
4. One day when I don’t have some foreign substance or stain on my clothes.
3. A magic fairy to grant me one day to fit into my pre-pregnancy bikini and spend a day on the beach sipping tropical drinks while I flirt with my husband.
2. A day when I don’t have to threaten to count to ten!
1. To spend the day with my kids AND MY Mom.
I never knew how much I didn’t appreciate my Mom until I had my own kids. I get it now. I understand the sacrifices, the frustrations and sometimes heartbreak. I now know why the Calgon (Take Me Away) commercials were so funny to her. I recognize the patience she had with us.
She was (and still is) a really fun Mom.