Without a doubt, the ultimate and unexpected list of what moms of young kids really want for Mother’s Day.
Around this time of year the topic of what moms really want for Mother’s Day always comes up. Especially, what do moms of young kids really want for Mother’s Day. Thus, I was thinking what do I really want? Furthermore, the list below pretty much sums it up. In addition, I promise you there is no robe listed. As an added bonus, most things don’t cost a cent.
What Moms Of Young Kids Really Want For Mother’s Day Doesn’t Cost Much
The good news is – most of these don’t cost anything. Without a doubt, your kids can “give” them to you too without help. Furthermore, you don’t have to go to the store!
I’m lucky that I have a great husband who does many of these things regularly. Additionally, he is also quite capable of caring for our 3 children and giving me a break on the weekends. For me, that’s all I want.
Just a little break (yes, yes, I know – small hugs and kisses too…blah blah blah). But with that said, this is what I want for Mother’s Day.
The List Is Simple
If you open it – close it.
If you turn the light on – turn it off.
If you open a window – close the window.
If you take it out of my car – put it back into my car.
If you go to a store – ask if I need anything there. Yes, even if I was there yesterday.
If you play with something – simply put it away. Moreover, take a picture of where things go first.
If you finish something – throw it out.
If we need something – write it down. It doesn’t matter how many times you tell me. I’ve already forgotten.
Help me fold the laundry – or better yet, pay someone to do it. It will be the best money you have ever spent!
Let me sleep late on the weekends.
Make me a sandwich for lunch.
Voluntarily answer one of the 700 questions our kids ask me.
Always buy me flowers when you go to the store.
Accept the unspoken challenge of putting used water bottles in the dishwasher.
Clean the pasta pot I left on the stove.
Throw your garbage out from my car.
Don’t tell me I go to sleep too late.
Make a pediatrician appointment for the weekend & offer to take the kids.
Realize every day I’m just trying to keep my ship together and I’m holding on by a thread.
Get the car ready for carpool.
Put the dishes in the dishwasher.
Have My Back
Skip to the part where you just agree with me.
Always buy me my favorite chocolate.
Make enough coffee for me to have a 2nd or 3rd cup.
Don’t tell me how I need to be helped. What’s more, it’s not helpful.
Fill my car up with gas on Sundays.
Allow me to sit in the closet with a glass of wine for 10 minutes when you come home.
Write down the brands we use so you get the correct ones. The first time.
Buy My Favorite Ice Cream Cake
Keep getting my favorite ice cream cake for the smallest occasion.
Know 76% of the time I AM actually going to the bathroom when I’m hiding in there.
Understand that sometimes laying in bed reading a crappy magazine is all I need and want. THAT is “taking time for myself”. Moreover, yes, the door is locked.
Force Me To Do “Self Care”
Make me get a massage monthly. Even better, for the holidays buy me a bulk pack so I have NO excuses. Furthermore, let me go during dinner time so I truly can relax.
Understand that I can simultaneously feel beyond blessed that this is our life and also that I’m ready to run away and join the circus. Surprisingly, I may already have a go bag packed.
Wrap the birthday presents for the weekend. Or even better – buy them. Ha!!! Can you imagine?
Take notes every time I say I wish I had X and then buy it for a holiday like Mother’s Day. Efficient gift giving at it’s best!
Tell me I look nice even if I haven’t showered. Laughter reduces my stress.
Lastly, know I love YOU & appreciate your “different hard.” But just do it. Don’t ask why.
In Conclusion, What Do Moms of Young Kids Really Want for Mother’s Day?
Tell me I’m doing a great job.
Also, tell me I’m doing a great job.
Furthermore, tell me I’m doing a great job.
In conclusion, tell me I’m doing a great job.
Tell me you appreciate me.
Happy Mother’s Day 2018!
However, if you prefer something tangible, you can find something on my Mother’s Day Gift Guide too.