Screw the Hallmark card and brunch. Definitely ditch the vacuum cleaner idea. What moms really want for Mother's Day (33 days away and counting) is this:
· Breakfast in bed – and someone to clean up the kitchen afterward.
· Someone to work out for me and I reap the benefits, like that creepy guy in the Direct TV commercials with the little giraffes.
· A movie that doesn't involve animated characters or teen heartthrobs.
· A day of shopping. Alone.
· A text from my 12-year-old that has a heart in it.
· A chance to run out on a whim and meet a friend for a drink.
· A pedicure that does not get stepped on in the first 24 hours.
· A YES day that requires a "yes" response from my kids to everything I ask.
· To walk in the bathroom once and not find wet towels on the floor.
· A Saturday without a track meet, softball game or soccer match.
· Someone to do all my laundry AND put it away.
· Uninterrupted time to read the entire Sunday paper.
· Someone to take all the photos out of their boxes & finally create my photo albums.
· Everybody enforcing their own bed time, with lights out by 9 p.m.
· A free pass from the babysitter.
· To walk into the house at the end of a long work day and smell dinner cooking.
· Acknowledgement that their lives would fall apart without me.