Each year, about two weeks out, my husband asks me what I would like for Mother’s Day. My kids of course treat me to some handcrafted cards and projects, but my husband always does a little shopping too.
Usually, I receive some of my favorite lotions and potions, or a lovely candle. Sometimes I ask for a new workout outfit, or he’ll grab me a spa gift card (which usually takes me months to use).
Each gesture and card is appreciated, and I am reminded how blessed I am to have three great, unique, awesome kids and a supportive, loving partner.
But this year, when my husband asked – via text nonetheless – I started daydreaming up outrageous requests. Perhaps it was the business trip plane ride from hell, combined with sheer exhaustion, but I started doodling insane ideas.
So here it goes … my totally impractical Mother’s Day wish list (and if more time is needed, I’d accept these gifts and experiences later in the year because motherhood has made me patient like that):
My own fairy godmother or magic wand. With a four-year-old daughter, I’m fully entrenched in all things princess. I’ve seen every Disney movie, read princess stories nightly, color in princess books, construct princess outfits out of play-doh … you get the picture. Well, all this princess play got me thinking I could really use my own fairy godmother. I’d love to bippity-boppity-boo away the eye rolls from my kids, the whiney mornings and the dark circles under my eyes. And a little magic wand action could surely zap away the dust bunnies and dirty countertops. To get everything done in my life these days is impossible – I need some magic.
A She Shed. I saw this article floating around the social media circles a few weeks ago and I instantly started crushing on the notion of having my own space. I’d love to design a personal sanctuary for reading, writing, napping, creating and maybe some yoga. I’ve grown accustomed to the messes of kids, the scuffed furniture, the dinged up baseboards and the clutter. Still, I think a small space of my own would be wonderful. I need a Mom’s Club House – No Kids Allowed.
A fat check to pay off the mortgage. Yes, so unglamorous, but no mortgage would mean I would have all kinds of flexibility when it comes to finances. Can’t one of those Kardashian girls write a small check to eliminate this burden? Please.
A drink machine in our home – and one for the office – to provide an unlimited supply of Starbucks Hibiscus Very Berry Refreshers. Yes, that’s my drink of choice, and I treat myself. With a long commute, I often grab one before getting on the road for the 35-mile ride home. I turn on my music, or call a friend or family member, and make the best of the hellish drive. If I could just fill up in the office, that would be ideal. Then again, if the Kardashians’ helped out with the wish above, I might be able to eliminate the commute.
A personal lunch with Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. Why? Because they make me laugh! I love their sense of humor and they’re easy on the eyes. Just saying!
So, that’s it. All reasonable requests, right? And if my husband or some other amazing soul can’t pull it off for this Mother’s Day – well, then I’ll settle with sleeping in on Sunday morning. A mom can never get enough sleep. Never.
Wishing all of my fellow moms a Happy Mother’s Day!
What’s on your fantasy wish list?
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