Being a single mom to a toddler, I shouldn’t really expect much, if anything at all on Mother’s Day. And that’s ok. I mean, isn’t birthing another human being gift enough? Well, of course it is! But every now and then it would be nice to be pampered. I try to do that every year for my own mom, so I would more than love and appreciate the gesture just the same. But what exactly do I mean by pampering?
Do I mean…
– A few hours at a beauty salon to have my eyebrows threaded, my do updated, and my fingernails and toenails manicured?
– Have my stress knots massaged away by Sven at the local spa?
– Delight in a full day of retail therapy (or online shopping)?
– Drink my worries away with cocktails (my personal fave is Nuts and Berries) at a swanky night spot?
– Enjoy a scrumptious dinner at a fine-dining establishment?
– Admire the lovely gifts I was showered?
– Take pride in the crafty present(s) my tot created for me at school?
– Smell the fragrant bouquet of flowers I was delivered?
– Devour the tasty sweet treats made with love just for moi?
– Appreciate the lovely Mother’s Day card that contained a thoughtful hand-written message in it?
Well, no. Not quite.
While all those gifts and activities sound fantastic (seriously, I wouldn’t turn any of them down if given the opportunity), I’d be perfectly fine with the following 10 wishes. Actually, I would looooooooove for these 10 wishes to be fulfilled.
So they are…
1. Son, I wish for you to let me sleep in ‘til 10:30am in the morning without aggressively waking me up so that I can go to the… “Kitchen, mama. Food, please.” Ok, 9:30am will work too. 9:00am’s not bad either.
2. I wish for you to give me privacy in the bathroom when I shower and do numero dos. Number one too, but what the heck.
3. I wish for no tantrums the whole day because it’s just one day out of the year that I’m asking for peace and calm. Oh, who am I kidding? I’d ask for this same wish again on my birthday and Christmas too. Come to think of it, Easter, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Arbor Day, etc., etc.
4. I wish for you to sit quietly throughout the entire mass at church.
5. I wish for you to sit quietly at the restaurant where we’re taking your sweet lil granny to for a pleasant Mother’s Day brunch.
6. I wish for you to let me watch whatever I want on the TV besides the Disney Channel. Songs from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Jake and the Never Land Pirates echo in my head. And Bunk’d… ugh.
7. I wish for you to let me do whatever I want without making a big fuss because it’s not something you want to do.
8. I wish for you to eat whatever I put on your plate. Green beans, squash, lentils,… All of it, kiddo!
9. I wish for you not to be sick. Because seriously, you’re sick way too often. It pains me to see you this way so frequently, and frankly, my boss is getting tired of it. But I know, it’s not your fault and you can’t help it, so I’ll cut you some slack for that one.
10. Most importantly, son, I wish for you to give me all the hugs and kisses I want. Because soon enough you’ll be all grown up and a kiss and a hug for your dear ol’ momma is just gonna be too uncool and weird.
So those are my 10 wishes for Mother’s Day. What’s yours? Please comment below.