A No-Mothering Mother's Day Idea
Submitted by AMDMommy
I love my daughter more than life itself. But honestly, the best Mother's Day gift idea I could get this year would be a day away from her.
I haven't had a day without changing diapers, cooking five (or six, seven, eight if she doesn't like what I've prepared) meals, cleaning those meals off the floor when she chucks them from her highchair, doing laundry, etc., in two years, and I'm exhausted.
My fantasy Mother's Day idea would go something like this: I'd sleep in until noon and wake up on some tropical island where a scantily clad hunky male waiter would bring me a Mimosa and breakfast in bed. Then I'd spend the day reading a book, going to the bathroom uninterrupted whenever I needed to, eating my meals in peace without chasing around a kid covered in Alfredo sauce and finish it off by watching back-to-back episodes of Lost.
Am I a bad mom for wanting this? Shouldn't I look forward to my husband's runny eggs and my daughter's scribbled handmade cards? Or is it OK for me to admit that the best time my family could give me this year is a little time to myself?