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9 Things moms really want for Mother’s Day

A Mother’s Day brunch is great and all, but what about some sleep? A day off from household chores? A lifetime supply of wine? Don’t waste your money on gifts that will never be used — give the mom in your life what she really wants for Mother’s Day this year.

As a somewhat experienced mom who will be celebrating my fourth Mother’s Day this year, I’m confident I know a thing or two about what makes moms tick. Here is a big, fat hint: It isn’t roses (though they certainly don’t hurt). It isn’t breakfast in bed (though I’ll eat that too).

It’s everything we deprived moms don’t get enough of in our daily lives.

1. A hot takeout meal eaten while sitting down


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Order my food, pay the delivery guy and serve it to me hot on a TV tray while you try to get the kids to eat their vegetables, and I just might love you forever.

2. Exclusive control over the Netflix queue


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I want to watch Season 1 of Grey’s Anatomy and wax poetic about my early 20s, and no one is going to stop me.

3. A basket of folded laundry


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Is it too forward to say that I am getting aroused just thinking about this?

4. A trip to the grocery store alone


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All I want is to gently squeeze produce and read nutrition labels without jingling my keys at a baby in the cart. Is that too much to ask?

5. One uninterrupted hour on Facebook


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Who are these people that I call “friends?” Give me a solid hour to leave a few witty comments and a winky emoji face, and maybe they’ll remember I exist.

6. One ticket to a movie


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Which also happens to be a ticket out of a boring Mother’s Day lunch with the in-laws that I would have had to cook and host. SCORE.

7. A night off from bath and bedtime duty


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So you’re telling me I don’t have to get splashed with lukewarm bathwater that my kids peed in for the seventh night in a row? If I wasn’t so tired, I would kiss you.

8. One hour in bed with a good book


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Don’t forget to download it to my Kindle for me, turn down the sheets and leave a square of chocolate on my pillow.

9. Wine club membership


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Do you know me at all? Have you ever seen me drink anything else? A year’s supply is a great place to start, thank you please.

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