This Woman's Scary-Accurate List of Mother's Day Gift Ideas Will Make You Say, "Yup!"
Stephanie Hollifield, a mom and writer for the blog Momstrosity, recently shared a post on Facebook that will hit home with many women regarding what they want for Mother's Day. Stephanie explained how she doesn't want a fancy brunch or a slew of expensive gifts, but there are some things that she wouldn't mind receiving this year.
"My husband complained that I never tell him what I want for Mother's Day," she wrote. "I want to be as clear as possible to him, and to everyone else who may struggle, so here is a list of 10 things moms want this Mother's Day. Choose one or choose all 10, but don't say you don't know what we want."
"Someone to wake up early and start the day. We want to sleep in, but we don't want to wake up to chaos and guilt that we skipped the morning routine," she explained, adding that she wouldn't mind a homemade craft or, well, a little time off from her kids. "A break from the kids. Sure, we are celebrating being a mom, but our ideal celebration doesn't include wiping butts or picking up Legos. Give us this day off, please."
She'd also be pleased with a family photo: "Take one today. Have one printed. Or even plan a professional session. Pictures mean so much to us, and often us mamas don't make it into very many of them." Another thing you could get your mother that doesn't cost a dime? "Words of love. We want to hear that you appreciate us," confessed Stephanie. "That you notice us. When the kids hear these words from you, and when they are encouraged to deliver these words themselves, they will grow up to be empathetic and loving adults who appreciate others. It's a win/win."
And though it may seem far-fetched, Stephanie would love a "clean house." "I know this is reaching, but it is what we really want," she said. "This can be something you and the kids do. This can be a gift certificate to a home cleaning service. This can be a promise to clean the house next week. Just know, this is always an ideal gift."
She also lists that she'd love an opportunity to be the "fun, relaxed" parent, take a nap, and eat a meal she didn't have to cook. Finally, if the reader was still with her at the end, she joked: "MARATHON SEX. (Or maybe not. Just checking to see if you made it to the end of the list.)." Um, yep, it seems like she's a mind reader!