I think we're all tired of the same the old ads for chocolates, jewelry and trips for Mother's Day.
What do you really want for Mother's Day??
If it's a product please link to it so we can share it with other moms (and dads) and, if not, tell us what would make your day happy!
[I know I want some homemade cards, REST and a good meal I didn't cook!--Oh yes, and maybe a new book to read while I'm resting. ;) ]
I have simple desires....for the males in my household to put a trash bag in the trash can after they take the trash out.
I get more than I want every year.
I want to be able to sleep in as late as I want. I don't want to have to do any cooking or other housework (and I don't mean leaving it for the next day). I want a quiet, low-key day with my family - last year, we went for a walk along a local riverside trail. It was lovely.
I get all that. I also get some kind of handmade card from dd1 and ds2. DS1 stays home all day, and spends time with me. The kids usually arrange some kind of breakfast in bed deal. DH usually gets me some kind of flowers.
I get spoiled rotten on Mother's Day. I have such great kids, and such a wonderful dh.
I may be PMSing on Mother's Day this year (my cycle's slightly erratic, but it's possible), so I suspet I'll also get chocolate this year, but that would be...medicinal.
Lisa, lucky mama of Kelly (3/93) , Emma (5/03) , Evan (7/05) , & Jenna (6/09)
Loving my amazing dh, James & forever missing Aaron Ambrose (11/07)
I would love a meal I didn't have to cook and maybe a vitamix. =) Some handmade cards and a hug and kiss from my kids (which I usually get daily anyway!)
Birth and PP doula, Mama to DD (7/04) DS (3/08) with #3 EDD 11/29/13, and 30+ , 2 ducks
If it's an actual purchased gift and money isn't an object a vita-mix or a yogurt maker or a new sewing machine.
If it's a gesture. SLEEP IN. And not have to cook.
I really want lots of love from my family, any way they feel most led to show it.
We have a tradition that mama gets 2 new fruit trees or fruit bushes each year for mothers' day. I'm a fan.
river and mountain mama to two amazing girls, 8.25.05 and 1.13.08, and married to my soulmate of 18 yrs
DH always has the girls make me a Mother's Day card, which I adore. They like picking me huge bouquets of whatever flower they can find to pick. Last year, it was the blossoms of the Spanish bluebell, a terrible, weedy plant in our NW gardens that they are allowed to pick with abandon (until they die! Fine with me!) plus some other pretties from out and about.
I would love time to go a huge, long walk all by myself where I don't have to feel like I need to get back home and Do Stuff.
As far as a gift, I would like a new set of hand pruners and a holster to put them in. A small pruning saw all my own that dh doesn't take to work with him, and a Japanese hand tiller-- an evil looking hand tool that I simply love and lose often (similar to a ken-ho, but larger and more for digging that light cultivating).
"Let me see you stripped down to the bone. Let me hear you speaking just for me."
For my dear, sweet, tries-really-hard husband to finish, completely (including hauling off any debris to the dump), just one single one of the many projects he has started in or around the house (and by finish completely, I mean including doing the project to local building code so we could actually sell the house without having to hire a contractor to fix it before we move out).
--From his I-would-do-it-myself-but-then-it-upsets-him-and-it's-not-worth-THAT-argument wife.
However, I'm really fine and don't need anything. We aren't a big present exchange family so I probably won't get anything unless the kids make something at school.
The first best Mother's Day I ever had was when the girls were little. Dh took them to the zoo for the afternoon, leaving me at home alone. I got to do whatever I wanted in peace and quiet without interuption. Ever since then, I've spent Mother's Day alone. About 20 years ago, I started going on a Mother's Day historical homes tour put on by our local historical society with my mom and sisters. We have lunch together, either before or afterwards. Then for dinner, dh and I would go out to dinner with his mom. With only one at home now (and he's 15), I still spend the day with my mom and sisters.
well i want to go back to the good old days...
when dd and i used to go to a earth festival and bandicoot camp at a garden and have freshly picked mulberries for breakfast.
havent done that in years.
really though this is more about the festival than mother's day. they just happen to do it on mother's day weekend.
I would love to sleep in a little, the housework be done the night before so I wake up to a clean kitchen/trash, and then the work be done again that night so it's not all saved for the next morning after everyone else is at school/work I'm left with my Mother's Day mess. And if the kids wouldn't argue and be bitchy at each other all day, that would be nice. They are too mean to each other for me to even bother thinking about going out for dinner.
This year is my last Mother's Day with all the kids at home...my oldest is going away this summer.
drowning in hormones with 4 daughters and an understanding, loving hubby. also some dogs. my life is crazy and we are always learning.
Katie - Married to Mike 06/02/01, Mom to Sydney Anne born 11/21/09 and Alice Maeryn & Oliver Thomas born 04/24/13
My own mom is in assisted living so we always have to make the four-hour round trip drive to see her. She deserves it more than I, certainly. But it would be nice if my DH would recognize that I really don't get "my day" and do something (anything!) on Saturday instead to recognize the day. But he's just not the type to think of that, and I knew that long ago, so...
WOHM to Leo (4/08) and enjoying the journey with DH
Announcing the arrival of Clara in August 2013!
I'm not a mommy yet so I don't know if I should expect anything for mother's day but in my dreams DH would give me a card (store bought is fine) that acknowledges that I am about to become the mother of his child and that he is excited/happy about that/appreciates that.
What I really want is for my daughter to wear much less makeup for the day. Or maybe none at all. She is so beautiful, but I hardly get to see that familiar, beautiful face anymore.
Oooh, I like that. It would be HEAVENLY if dh would have the kids do this. Maybe I'll suggest it.
I usually keep it cheap or free for Mother's Day and just ask them to make dinner. But I would like to go out for one of those Mother's Day brunches at a nice restaurant, just once. I have a hunch it would be nutty-crowded, but I wouldn't mind. It'd be fun! I'm probably the only one who'd think it's fun.
you know looking back i will say this.
its just dd and me
we in general do spend a lot of time together - meaning quality time
so really i dont need to do or get anything on mother's day. i have no expectations.
however dd is the one who loves to give. she gets all excited about mother's day. i enjoy her enthusiasm.
i think mother's day will mean more to me when dd moves out and if she lives far away.
because i am coparenting - i feel i get the best of both worlds. some adult time and then time with dd. so i dont really feel the need for 'mother's day'.
Great question! I would like to have help setting up the vegetable garden and maybe a few plants to put in! I'd also like my boys to not bicker for the day, but I probably shouldn't expect miracles.
I would love to sleep in! But there is zero chance of that happening because I have to teach Sunday School that day. DH is going to be out of town that whole weekend so probably we will spend it with my mother. :)
I am a crunchy, opinionated, Christian woman. Happily married to DH since 7/07. Mom to DD born 11/23/11 and furbaby Taj (our 10 yr. old border collie)
Missing DD "Summer" m/c 8/10. Expecting LO #2 EDD 09/19/13!
The guarantee that this babe I'm carrying will be OUT before then! I'm more pregnant now than any woman in my family has been since my great-aunt was born 70 years ago, and my patience is wearing thin!
I'd love a day to myself to work, but since I'll have a newborn and two active toddlers, I don't think there's any chance of that happening.
Oh, I know! I'd like to have my home professionally cleaned while we are all out at the park, so we come home to a totally sparkling clean house without me lifting a finger.
An hour long massage, a pedicure, and a gift certificate to either Sephora or Ulta.
If evil means to be self-motivated, to be the center of one’s own universe, to live on one’s own terms, then every artist, every thinker, every original mind, is evil. Because we dare to look through our own eyes rather than mouth clichés lent us from the so-called Fathers…three cheers for Eve. -...
(And, just in case anyone is wondering, DW already decided that she wants to have her own day on the traditional Father's Day, and I support her doing whatever feels right to her. She's not like, masculine or anything, she just wants her own day and it makes sense to do it then since nugget doesn't have a father.)