What Your Wife REALLY Wants for Mother’s Day

This one is for the boys.
Though I imagine it’s more the ladies reading it. And ladies, if you didn’t start singing the Spice Girls song as you read this then I don’t know if we can be friends any longer.

What Your Wife Really Wants For Mother's Day

I had intended to do a top ten post on the best Mother’s Day gifts that don’t cost a cent but there was that whole kid in the hospital thing and I never got around to it. Then I read this post which contained many of my draft items. Darn it. But since I think the word needs to be out on what moms are really longing for, I am pushing forward.

What to Get Your Wife (or Ex-Wife, or Sister, or Daughter, etc) for Mother’s Day

1. An Empty House: A few years ago my husband took our girls to his parents over New Year’s Weekend. It was freaking amazing. I slept like 13 hours a night, read about ten books, drank wine and ate crackers in bed, took two baths per day. Seriously heaven. The only flaw was that I totally didn’t clean the house like I told my husband I would. Ooops. This Mother’s Day instead of buying flowers take the kids out of the house for as long as possible. It’s like a mini-vacation for any parent.

2. A Day Free of Poop: The sad truth is that poop does not stop with diapers. I am still wiping my kids’ asses at the ripe age of six. Even if they make it through the day, I still have to do a skid check before bath. And then there’s the underwear. And the toilet. You can see where I am going with this.

3. No Obligations: It’s sweet and all to plan lots of fun, but sometimes a person just wants to sit around. Offer suggestions but leave the decisions to mom.

4. Handmade cards: Every mother secretly wants a card from her kids full of misspelled sentiments and even some stray macaroni pieces. Bonus for cards from their partners extolling their greatness.

5. Sleep: Sleep in, nap, early bedtime. In a clean sheeted, empty of kids bed. Enough said.


  1. Totally agree with ALL of these ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Yep. And I got the cards from the wee ones. In fact, I had to blog Little Miss’s ๐Ÿ™‚ Mister Man’s was pretty special, too. Unfortunately the rest went by the wayside as my husband woke up to help the wee ones make breakfast for me (smoked salmon, crackers, and a brownie) then went back to sleep while they made a huge mess.

    I locked myself in my room at 7pm and refused to come out again ๐Ÿ˜‰

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