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I'm certain most of you realize Mother's day is this Sunday, only a few days away.
I also know that many of you who read my blog are mothers. And for you I have a question......
You see, a friend of mine posted a link to this blog post on Facebook entitled "Ten Things I Really F'ing Want for Mother's Day"
Go ahead and read it, or skim it. I'll wait.................
Numbers's 4, 5, 9 and 10 have my jaw on the floor.
Here are my comments, I'll go in order....
1. Yep, I'm tired of wiping butts ~ Smiley is on the verge of independence on that one, but can not quite be trusted :)
2. I like brunch ~ and as long as I'm with people I care about, I'm happy
3. Sleeping in......anything past 4:40am is sleeping in for me
4. I would love a card ~ one created by Hallmark and meticulously chosen by someone I love, or one made using any or all of the following: paint, markers, glitter, crayons, tape, glue and or macaroni and no sauce and wine necessary.
5. Jewelry ~ Sure. Beads and Macaroni noodles more than welcome. And this year, it was a shrinky dink pendant with a beautiful drawing of me on it. Thanks to Smiley ~ who HAD to give it to me TODAY because she was so excited and proud and that is what makes the gift so unbelievably special!
6. I'm ok with this one, but absolutely use our kitchen. And honestly, cereal and fruit or yogurt is just fine with me. Actually, a cup of coffee that someone else brewed (and in our own coffee pot is just fine) would be perfect!
7. Yes, it would be nice to use the bathroom just once without someone trying to come in.
8. Chocolate is good. I don't need any, but if you must, I prefer milk chocolate.
9. What? If a present is given, it is the thought that counts. Just because I may not love it, doesn't make your effort and thoughtfulness any less valued!
10. ARE YOU KIDDING? Why are you a mother?
I'm sure, at least I hope that this blog post was written in humor (and no offense to my friend!).
I just don't see it.
Maybe it's because as I look around me, those little ones whose tiny diapers I used to change are not so little anymore. They are 12, 9 and 4. They are becoming more and more independent every.single.day. The middle of the night (newborn/baby) and morning snuggles that use to be an everyday occurrence are already becoming few and far between. And there will come a day when I long to hear them pitter pattering around in the mornings, when the house is too quiet, and I crave a knock on the bathroom door, just because it means they are home and there is something so unbelievably important that a 2 minute trip to the bathroom must be interrupted. And yes, presents are always nice ~ whether they are something I truly love, or something I love because someone important to me had me in mind when they picked it out. Handmade cards and gifts ~ bring them on! Not because I love to accessorize with macaroni, but because the look on the face and the excitement in the heart of the giver is an absolute gift in and of itself.
There are so many women who LONG to be mothers........
And I am lucky, I have three beautiful children and the smiles on their faces are what fill my soul. I am a mother. And I would never want that to change. So please don't EVER give me "Leave me the Fuck Alone" coupons that never expire as that lovely blogger so eloquently expressed. Yes, there are occasions I need to take a breather and times I need to go out with "the girls". There are moments I wish my children would stop bickering and whining, but I would take those noises over the sounds of an empty home any day.
So this Mother's day, I will wear my Shrinky Dink necklace, carefully created and designed by my 4 year old with pride. And I will savor the day.... with an early start I'm certain, bickering, butt wiping included, but with my family and that my friends is the only present I need. (ok, they can clean their respective rooms without me asking.... that would be a most wonderful gift!)
And now the question(s)...
What did you think of this blog post, and what do you really want for Mother's day?