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The big day is almost upon us- the big dance- Mother’s Day.  The one day a year where we are celebrated for our efforts and accomplishments as being a little person(s) everything- the superhero, the taxi driver, the chef, the booboo fixer upper, #1 sports fan, homework checker, snot wiper, laundry maven, always have a snack in the purse, person called “MOM”.  Being a mom is awesome, but it’s also really hard work y’all!  There should be multiple Mother’s Day’s per year- not just one single day out of 365.  That one day can be one of the best days of the year, or one of the worst- depending on what goes down, who’s in charge, and how many or how little things are crammed into one day.  That one day per year puts a lot of pressure on Mom to feel that they have to have the best day ever.  It also puts a lot of pressure on Dad- what to get, who to spend it with, am I doing it right?  Will she be happy or disappointed?  Truth be told, there’s really only a few things that Moms actually want on Mother’s Day- and they aren’t expensive, hard to get, or super-complicated.  Most of what Mom’s want- are actually very simple.  See below our top things that every Mom actually wants on her big day- no particular order:

  1. Sleep.  Super-simple.  Let Mom sleep-in on Mother’s Day.
  2. Take over the house.  Mom doesn’t want to clean, or do anything resembling the word “work”.  Throw a load of laundry in the washing machine.  Unload the dishwasher.  Take the kids to the park while she naps (again SLEEP).  Mom will be more than happy to jump back in on Monday in full force- if for one day she can just chill.
  3. Love.  Mom just wants to be loved on Mother’s Day and spend some time with the family.  Some snuggles from the kids, some handmade cards or artwork, more snuggles- just genuine love from the little people that made her Mom in the first place.
  4. Free time.  Let Mom go out and do something that she wants to do.  Let her go shopping, cross some things off the never ending to do list, squeeze in a workout, garden, whatever she wants to do to make her life easier and more enjoyable.
  5. No arguing.  Put a stop to it before it starts.  Period.
  6. Go out, brunch, or order in.  There should be no food preparation for a good 24 hours.
  7. Some type of gift or token of your appreciation.  A couple of flowers, a card, a drawing, a gift if thats what you do – something to let Mom know that you care and that you DO appreciate her.  Acknowledge the day.
  8. Laughter.  Mom just wants to have a good day, smile, laugh, and spend these awesome moments with the people that are her world.

Mother’s Day doesn’t have to be anything crazy or anything outside the norm- just a day for Mom to relax with her family, not have to worry or do, and feel like a million bucks- like she really is.