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What I Really Want This Mother’s Day (Hint: No Hug Coupons or Flowers)

Mother’s Day is here, and it’s my special day! Yay… right? Somehow, the usual Mother’s Day festivities miss the mark this year. In Mother’s Days past, I spent the day helping my daughter make me my own gift, giving her $10 to buy me something she thought I wanted (I mean who doesn’t love a Cat Book about Cat Jokes?), or hanging up yet another mold of my daughter’s hand that she made at school. I love her little hand, but I have enough molds and prints of those little hands all over my walls from that finger painting accident of 2018 and 2019 and 2020.

My partner does his best, but asking me how to make my favorite meal, or where that one mixing bowl, is or just how many bubbles means the water is boiling takes a little away from the joys of my very special day. Of course, I’m grateful, and I love them for their efforts. But after a year like this one, I’m ready for a different kind of Mother’s Day. I’m talking about a Mother’s Day made of mom dreams. The kind of Mother’s Day that involves no crafts or clean up, no cat books (OK, fine. I laughed at some of the jokes in the Cat Book about Cat Jokes), no cooking directions, no responsibility, no nothing!

Every year, we moms go along with our family’s ideas of what they think we want for Mother’s Day. Not this year, folks! Get ready for it, because I’m not holding back this time! You know what I want for Mother’s Day? I don’t want to see anyone. I don’t want to do anything. But it doesn’t stop there. I don’t want just a day. I want an entire week! I want a Mother’s Week!

Who’s with me? Ok, maybe I’ve gone too far. Back to reality. I want a day to me and this exactly how I want it.

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