My husband asked me what I want for Mother’s Day this year. Flowers? Nah, just one more thing to take care of. Jewelry? I have plenty, thanks. Brunch at a nice restaurant? I hate crowds. Breakfast in bed? Sweet, but the thought of cleaning up the mess in kitchen (and trust me, there will be a big mess) makes me cringe.
What I really want is something simple. I just want some alone time. Don’t get me wrong. I love my kids and my husband, but I could use a break.
I mean, I wake up the same time everyday, with the same routine with the kids, and I can’t remember the last time I slept in. And it’s actually worse on the weekends. For some reason my 6-year old likes to get up at the crack of dawn. And this is the same kid who hates getting up on school days. Go figure!
I’m not saying that I want the entire day alone. I’m just asking for a couple of hours of peace and quiet…in bed…alone…where I do absolutely nothing. Doesn’t that sound like the perfect Mother’s Day gift?
Maybe my husband can take the kids to brunch in my honor, and maybe they can go during peak hours so I can have more time to myself. So when they finally do get back, I’ll be recharged and ready to celebrate. Maybe.
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