Have you noticed the great prices on perfumes and make-up, heartshaped chocolates and flowers lately? Have you thought about what month it is? Yep, it’s almost Mother’s Day! The day all mothers look forward to every year. Because I gave birth at the start of April, this year will be my second Mother’s Day! Is it weird that I find this so much more special than my own birthday? I can already picture my daughter waking me up with a nice cup of tea, giving me the most beautiful drawings made especially for her mommy. Thinking about this, it dawned on me that I actually would prefer nice handmade gifts more, than something from a store. I’m sorry for sounding like a Dr. Seuss story there, but it’s true right?
So I wondered, what do I really want for Mother’s Day? What do other moms want? Since my daughter isn’t old enough to draw and be creative, I started to think about myself. Just me. And you know what? What would really make me happy right now, is a real good lie-in. I have been getting up at about 7:00 or earlier every morning since my daughter was born and I would love to stay in bed for as long as I please for just one day. And sushi for dinner, I would be the happiest woman alive. Oh and a cleaning lady for the day, that would be so great. I love to keep the livingroom and kitchen nice and tidy, but deep cleaning is something I just don’t have time for. I’ll just go for a shopping spree by myself for a few hours, without a little girl screaming to go home after 20 minutes, because I forgot the pacifier for the millionth time.
But because I’m a mother, I am always questioning my own feelings, not being sure if it’s normal to feel this way. So, I asked my fellow mom and blog friends: What is it you really and truly want for Mother’s Day? The answers made me smile so much, I just had to share them with you.
“My husband is away for the weekend with his friends this year. I would love to go away with my 5 year old daughter. Exploring a new town, relax, a breakfast-buffet and have fun together.”
Kimberly @ beebsandmoms.nl
“Currently pregnant, so I am a mommy to be, but I would love it if my boyfriend surprised me with breakfast. In bed or at our kitchen table, I don’t care. I know it’s super corny, but he never once made me breakfast while I was still asleep. And I really like to spend the mornings together, eat together. Such a great start of the day!”
Serena @ beautylab.nl
“While ‘time alone’ is what moms of young children usually want, as the mom of older children I want just the opposite! I would love some quality time WITH my kids. Something as simple as going to brunch together would be the best gift they could give!”
Jill @ onegoodthingbyjillee.com
“Being a mother means you’re always ‘on’. I didn’t realize this before I became a mother and figured mother’s day would be a day we could do fun things with the family: a relaxing breakfast, a trip to a lovely place and round it up with dinner somewhere. In short: everything you’d see in a commercial. But the truth is that this is never as relaxing or perfect with a one year old. If there’s one thing I could pick for mother’s day, it would be a day entirely for myself, by myself. This could be at home (with the husband and child out the door) or somewhere else where I can relax and spend the entire day writing while drinking cocktails. I might need to seriously discuss this with my husband, because this sounds like heaven. Especially as I’m writing this while the 1 year old is smashing his cookie with his truck.”
Caroline @ kaktussen.nl
Lots of thank you’s to these lovely ladies, for wanting to participate! You are all awesome!
How does your ideal Mother’s Day look like?
PS: I am forming my own Spill & Tell Panel of blogging moms, who can give me their opinion on all kinds of fun stuff about parenting and life, simular to this blogpost. Interested? Drop me a line on Twitter or Instagram.