I’ve been seeing all these ‘GET MOM WHAT SHE REALLY WANTS FOR MOTHER’S DAY THIS YEAR…’ and ‘AVOID THE DISAPPOINTED MOM LOOK ON SUNDAY MAY 13TH’…all featuring some necklace or a pair of shoes. And before I had kids, I would have certainly loved to get something special on a holiday. But I have kids now. Yep. Two amazing little men who bring me chaos and wonder, and are constantly forcing me to step outside my comfort zone. Special needs teacher not listening to my child’s needs? HANDLED. Kid spit in my child’s eye at school? HANDLED. Birthday party in a location filled with hundreds of other people? GOT ‘ER DONE.
I literally do it all without even blinking. Okay, so sometimes I start sweating when I have to go to the Principal’s office and demand answers for why a teacher did NOT inform me of the whole spitting in the eye incident…but still. I take care of my little boys every day, and I love them in a way no one else could. Because I’m their mother. I know when Jax has a double ear infection, even when he doesn’t necessarily tug on his ears and he just seems ‘irritable’ to other people. And I know when Max is having trouble processing certain bits of information because he’s overloaded with his sensory processing issues.
I know, teach, love, and raise these human beings. And I hope to God I’m doing a good enough job – only time will tell me if I made good choices or poor choices. All I can do is just be there when they need me, advocate for their needs, and provide the best home life I possibly can so they can do the same for their own children one day.
So with all that being said…all I want for Mother’s Day this year…is a 6 hour nap. SIX. STRAIGHT. HOURS. I’ll pass on the necklace and pair of shoes. And then, I want to make pancakes with my boys and my sweet husband. Everything else I could ask for is right in front of me, one spilling milk and Cheerios all over the floor while telling me the difference between two types of dinosaurs, and the other pulling the poor dog’s tail again. #MOMLIFEISTHEBESTLIFE.
What are you wishing for for Mother’s Day this year?