Mother's Day  is a day to honor all the moms in your life, and if you are a mother, then guess what? It's your day too, girl. But don't feel bad if the grandiose and potentially elaborate plans already in the works don't quite meet your definition of an ideal day. The truth is that we don't even need a wrapped gift to be happy — here is the real deal on what we mamas actually want to do on Mother's Day.
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We Want to Sleep
Be it sleeping in past 7 a.m. or a late-afternoon nap, we'd be honored if we could catch up on our ZZZ's on Mother's Day .
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We Don't Want to Work the Night Shift
Because sleep is high on our Mother's Day  must-have list, we'd also love not to be on the night shift for one glorious night. We'd be willing to negotiate which night this is, as long as it happens.
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We Want to Pee Alone
If there is one day all year that we can get a little privacy, why not make it Mother's Day ? Peeing alone would be downright delightful — and the normal crowds can meet mom at the potty at 6:30 a.m. the next day.
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We Absolutely Do Not Want to Clean
We don't want to clean on Mother's Day . That means no laundry, no wiping down the counters, no vacuuming, no cleaning up after my supersweet breakfast in bed (hint, hint), no nothing. Large caveat: we also don't want to wake up Monday morning and wonder what the heck happened to our house.
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We Want Someone Else to Run Interference
Dad, we're looking at you. See that tot beelining for mom with no less than 100 questions ready to fire at her? Get in there and answer. Sibling spat? Handle it. Someone about to barge in while mommy takes a shower? Body block 'em. Whatever it takes.
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We Want to Read a Book
And by read, we don't mean to our child at night. We mean a big girl's book for mommy. Our beloved novels have been collecting dust on our bedside tables, and we'd love some time to get lost in them.
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We Want Leave the House . . . Alone
We'd love to just leave the house, alone and on our own time — not unannounced, mind you, but just without all the planning, worry, or guilt. And no, a trip to the grocery store does not count.
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We Want to Skip the Grocery Store
Speaking of grocery shopping, it's not our favorite thing to do, and it would be amazing if on Mother's Day  we didn't have to wince at fluorescent lights or shiver at its icy-cold air conditioning. And if you can't find something while you are there? Ask someone who actually works there! I'm off duty.
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We Want Dad to Put His Phone Down
For one day, could you please put your phone down when you're talking to us? Don't worry, Father's Day  is soon, so you can totally get us back for this one (we know we do it too).
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We Want Someone Else to Be on Playground Duty
Family day at the playground? Oh man, that sounds so sweet! But we spend a lot of time at said playground, like every day, and we'd rather not.
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We Want Someone Else to Take Care of Their Own Mother
Mother's Day  is about celebrating all moms in your life, and because we are moms ourselves, we'd love it if the mister could take care of making his own mom feel special today. Bonus points if he gets something nice for our moms too! We're happy to always cover birthdays and all the other gift-giving holidays, but how about you take over this one?
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We Want Lots of Love
We love our job, no matter how much we dream of the day where we get a break from it. And if we get nothing else on Mother's Day , then we'd be just as happy with a lot of hugs, cuddles, and love from the people who make this mom gig worth it!
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