Mother’s Day is just around the corner, coming up this Sunday. I had half forgotten until I got a card in the mail from my sister, wishing me a happy Mother’s Day.
Over at the Parent Bloggers Network, they’ve asked how we’d like to be recognized as a mother. What do *I* want for Mother’s Day?
There are some things I wouldn’t mind (something with Hayley and Breanna’s birthstones, or some kind of electronic gadget because let’s face it, I’ve been a geek and a dork longer than I’ve been a mom!), but most of the things I’d like are not objects and don’t cost much if anything.
I would like to sleep in just a little bit. Not noon or 11 am or anything crazy, I’d just like to sleep until 9 or 9:30. Sometimes I just refuse to get up and I lie in bed in the morning on the weekend, but I’m not sleeping. If I’m lucky I might doze on and off but I’m not fully asleep. I’d really like to sleep.
I’d like some breakfast but I don’t really need to ask too much for that; George often makes breakfast on one morning of the weekend anyway, making eggs and bacon and toast. I love that.
I’d love it if the kids would stop bickering for the entire day but that’s unlikely so I’ll settle for at least toning it down a notch.
I’m looking forward to whatever Hayley is making for the big day at school, and so far it’s a surprise which is even better. I also hope someone will get Breanna to draw me something too. I love homemade cards and drawings from my kids.
That’s pretty much it. I know that because I’m not the only mother here, part of the day will be spent visiting my mother and George’s mother, but if I can squeeze a few of those things in, it will be a good day for me. If our parents lived out of the area, I’d probably request a visit to the big nature park that I love so much, but family visits are good too.
See? The commercials on television may make it out as though women everywhere only want diamonds and extravagant meals out. I’m pretty low-key, I don’t want anything crazy or out of the ordinary.
What do you want for Mother’s Day?