I was in the shop today and wandered past an entire aisle made up of ‘Perfect Gifts for Mothers Day’. I’m not sure who decided to buy in that line because I didn’t see anything I’d think was the perfect gift – I do not want a cushion with ‘Best Mum’ written on it or a mug with ‘Worlds Best Mum’ on it. Here are some things I would like.
A hot shower
With the door closed. On my own. With the door closed. With lots of hot water. Did I mention I want the door closed?
No nappies to change / bottoms to clean
Mothers Day / Fathers Day and birthdays are days that should never, ever, ever involve anything to do with a childs bottom. Fact.
A cake with no calories
Or even better a cake that burns calories as you eat it. We could call it exercise cake.
From a professional – this has the bonus of being a massage which is obviously delicious but also around 30/40 minutes of total quiet and not having “MUMMY” shouted at me at all during that time.
Sleeping in or full night sleep – I’m not fussy. Just some sleep please.
I know this is daft, really daft but I’d like for my car not to look like a toddlers playground. I’d like it to be clean, all random raisins and odd socks to be removed. I know this is odd but I simply don’t have time to do it and it would be a real treat to just have a clean car – even if it will only be for a few minutes!
Get my to do list done
I have a list of annoying jobs I just don’t have the time to get done – that random cupboard that’s full of rubbish needs clearing out, the grass needs cutting, I need to sort out numerous drawers in the house and the list goes on and on. Please don’t give me more stuff to find a home for in our overfilled house. Help me get some of it out instead!
I don’t want flowers, I don’t want a cushion, I don’t want a candle – I would really like a card. A nice card that my child has been bribed into drawing on / writing in. A card is important.
But you know – if you choose to get me flowers and an enormous amount of chocolates I won’t hate that either 😉