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What I Really Want for Mother's Day

Melissa Roja Lawlor
April 17, 2012

Mom bloggers share their wish lists as part of the Care.com Interview Series

After all those hours of labor and delivery, diaper blowouts, and round-the-clock feedings, shouldn't moms get exactly what we want for at least one whole day?

In a perfect world, every mother would love to be pampered every day with breakfast in bed, foot rubs from our spouses, and love notes from our kids. The only problem? We have families to take care of, lunches to pack, and more overflowing laundry baskets than we know what to do with. So the real question is, how many of us get exactly what we want when May rolls around?

Care.com asked nine of our favorite mom bloggers what they really want this Mother's Day and what they think they're destined to get - spouses and kids, take notes!

What I really want for Mother's Day: Sleep.
What I'm probably going to get: Awakened at 5AM.
-- Jill Smokler, Scary Mommy

What I really want for Mother's Day: Someone to come and clean my entire house.
What I'm probably going to get: I'll get to postpone cleaning the house myself until the day AFTER Mother's Day. Oh, and I'll probably get a handmade card... which I will cherish with all my heart.
-- Jenni Chiu, Mommy Nani Boo Boo

What I really want for Mother's Day: Sleep in. Then breakfast in bed followed by some quiet time to myself.
What I'm probably going to get: Maybe a picnic lunch with the whole family followed by a dinner alone with my husband.
-- Holly Zegalia, I Like It Frantic

What I really want for Mother's Day: A latte in my hand as I get out of bed at 10am, a day of pampering at a spa where no one talks to me, and a nap in a bed with clean sheets that don't smell of formula spit up. The day would finish with a lovely meal out where both boys impress the pants off everyone in the restaurant by being the most perfect children ever. And during dessert, a lovely Tiffany's box with something sparkly and awesome in it.

What I'm probably going to get: My own coffee out of the pot (reheated), a handmade card from my 2-year-old and some flowers (dandelions) that he picked himself, and I'll get to clean butts, mop up spit up and fold laundry. We'll visit my mom, my mother-in-law, and my stepmother-in-law, and maybe I'll take a nap. And it will be the perfect day.
-- Katie Sluiter, Sluiter Nation

What I really want for Mother's Day: To sleep in and to spend the day with my beautiful girls, husband and parents.
What I'm probably going to get: I'll get to sleep in for maybe 30 minutes longer and get to spend the day with all!
-- Caroline Murphy, Smarty Pants Mama

What I really want for Mother's Day: To stay in bed all day long and to have my kids clean my house from top to bottom. I'd also like gourmet meals brought to me in bed.
What I'm probably going to get: Lots of hugs and love and giggles and requests for food.
-- Angie Lee, Seven Clown Circus

What I really want for Mother's Day: Something that I would totally not expect.
What I'm probably going to get: The iPad that I bought myself.
-- Julie, Angry Julie Monday

What I really want for Mother's Day: To not prepare a single bit of food all day.
What I'm probably going to get: 3 bags of food from McDonald's.
-- Alexandra Rosas, Good Day Regular People

What I really want for Mother's Day: Some alone time.
What I'm probably going to get: Lunch at a nice restaurant while wrangling four small children to keep from throwing their food.
-- Kristen Howerton, Rage Against the Minivan

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