Mothers Weekend

So it’s Mothers Day Weekend.  Yes weekend, why settle for only one day when you can get the whole weekend?  We deserve it right?  For all of the sleepless nights, spent chasing monsters from under the bed.  For cleaning up soiled sheets, puke, pee, diareaha, you name it, we clean it.  For all of the senseless driving back and forth (sorry earth), to school for the lunch/snack/homework assignment/sneakers etc. your kids forget throught the years.  For volunteering at your childs school for the millionth time and seeing your kids face when they spot you helping out.  For taking those extra steps to make our childrens birthday parties better than the last.  For buying that wii/xbox/basketball hoop/power wheels/American Girl Doll, even though it will be a struggle to pay your bills next month because of it.  For putting their needs before our own at every turn.  For the many sacrifices we as mothers make.  Yes we deserve it, heck maybe we deserve a Mothers Day Month.  With all of the horrors that come with motherhood, there are some amazing rewards.  Just sneak into your little ones room tonight (quietly, like only a mother can do) and watch…there is something about a sleeping child that makes me smile and puts it all into perspective.   What does it for you?

What I really want for Mother’s Day. It’s not flowers

According to the National Retail Foundation, spending on Mother’s Day flowers alone this year could hit $1.9 billion. That’s a lot of money spent on something that will die in a week, or in my case most likely a day.  I like flowers don’t get me wrong and I don’t want to sound ungrateful but I’d like to skip the flowers this year.

So what do I want (besides the handmade gifts the kids make at school, they always are my favorite)  Why not Me-time Saturday night and Sunday — as in, a hotel room. My very own hotel room. Doesn’t have to be an expensive one, although it sure would be nice to order room service, while sitting in my robe — in complete silence.  Maybe even gasp…read a book!  Without being interrupted.  Wow!  I am to be contacted only in extreme emergencies, (not the, we can’t find any of  Nina’s sippy cups variety-hmmm where could they be?  Did anyone check in the cupboard?) If a hotel is too expensive, how about taking off with the kids and leaving me in the quiet, quiet house?

This is what I secretly dream of every Mothers Day.  Why secretly?  Well I just can’t bring myself to tell my husband and or kids that my ideal Mothers Day would be hiding from them for an entire day.  Guilt immediately sinks in, even as I write this post.  (Darn Catholic school)  Most likely they will get me flowers and make me breakfast in bed,  I will end up smiling and acting like the black toast is the best toast I ever ate.  I will get stuck cleaning up the aftermath of the breakfast in bed.  I will find the vase, wash it and try to keep the roses alive.

I am lucky to have my beautiful three children who get true delight out of “surprising” me with breakfast in bed, and beautiful flowers, and a husband who thinks he is the most thoughtful gift giver.  (Don’t worry, I really don’t think he reads this lol)  So I continue to day dream of the perfect mothers day alone.  Maybe one day I will get the guts to tell them how I feel.  Or maybe someone will anonymously send him a copy 😉 😉


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