Moms are hardworking people, and there’s a day coming up that’s just for them. There are so many options, so many commercials, and so many recipes for breakfast in bed… you have to wonder, what does mom really want this year for Mother’s Day? Put down the tissue paper and glue, everybody, we have the answers.
Mom Wants Quality Family Time (And a Break)
- “Time with my boys!” Erin O.
- “To be able to enjoy the day with my kids and not have to worry about cooking, cleaning, or any of that jazz.” Brittany M.
- “I’d like to go out with my family on a picnic or to the beach and NOT have to plan and be in charge of everything.” Crystal J.
Mom Wants Something Nice
- “I tried to put a bug in my son’s ear… ‘mom wants a pretty bouquet of flowers.’ He said, ‘OK, mom, I’m on it!’ So we’ll see if mom gets flowers.” Jessica H.
- “Something I never get, that I’ve asked for for three years now. I want silhouette art of my kids. This year I’m just going to do it myself.”Hilary T.
- “I would like a necklace or ring with my boys’ birthstones. I’m not a huge jewelry person but if it was something for my kids I would love it.” Jaime B.
Mom Wants To Tap Out (You Know, Like a Break)
- “Honestly, I have three mothers-in-law in addition to my own mom and our grandmothers. Gifts are neither my husband’s nor my love language, but it falls on me to purchase gifts and arrange the Mother’s Day plans. I just want my husband to take over buying presents, making cute crafts, and making Mother’s Day plans so it’s a day of rest for me rather than a hassle.” Sara M.
- “To wake up to a clean house.” Millissa B.
- “I want one day of my kid doing his chores without complaining about it. He agreed to do this, so we’ll see if he pulls it off.” Renee L.
Mom Wants You to Remember She’s a Mom Too
- “For someone to take me out for a fancy dinner instead of focusing on just my mom.” Jaclyn M.
- “To not hear my mom, stepmom, or mother-in-law talk about their wants and needs are for Mother’s Day because they forget there are mothers with young kids that need to relax. Mother’s Day is great, yay moms! But I’m a mom too.” Stacy C.
Mom Wants Something Delicious (And a Break)
- “Let me sleep and feed me good food.” Sara D.
- “A date with my husband, a backrub, whatever food I crave on demand, the dog not to pee in the house… I can keep going.” Andrea H.
- “Dark chocolate covered pears that I don’t have to share.” Terra J.
Mom Wants Her Privacy
- “I want to use the bathroom alone.” Khari M., Maile A., Amanda B., Renee C. and moms everywhere
Mom Just Wants A Break
- “I just want to sleep for eight hours without a single person touching me. Also, I don’t want to wipe a single butt.”
- “An empty house and no expectations of me to do anything.” Brianna H.
- “To drink my coffee hot and read a book for a few hours uninterrupted.” Katie C.
- “I want to be left alone. Your dad knows where the juice and snacks are, kid!” Jessica R.
- “A day with no kids. Yep, ‘horrible mom’ here - no guilt.” Kaila K.
- “First, all the kids would go to Grandma’s house. Then I would like candles lit all around the bathroom and a hot bath with bubbles. Bring me a bottle of wine, a box of salted caramel turtles, and my Kindle. Let me soak for however long it takes to wash away all the stress and spit-up and poop. Then, I want to lay in bed alone and watch Netflix. Bring me more wine, a large bowl of popcorn, and a pint of cookie dough ice cream. Finish all that off with a back massage.” Heather S.
- “A day on my own, in a fancy hotel, with room service, a massage, and no one else. I don’t care if the house burns down while I’m gone - someone else can deal with it.” Eve B
- “Just ten minutes of peace and quiet.” Augustine V.
What Do You Want, Mom?
What is it that YOU really want for Mother’s Day this year? Tell us all about it. And let us know if you find that private island with room service we’re all waiting for.