The Nine Things We ACTUALLY Want For Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day, the one day of the year devoted to us, MOTHERS. So what do us mothers really want?

It’s honestly not the sun moon and stars,  we, ve gone past the stage of having “notions”  (wiping numerous asses and snotty noses all day every day will do that to you)  so here’s a little rundown of what we really want (really really want) this Mothers Day.

 A lie in

Sleep is gold dust, it’s the highest form of currency in “mother land” look at us, we are fecking wrecked! we walk into rooms and forget why we are there in the first place. Where’s our keys? where’s our purse?  We are so busy finding everyone else’s crap , we are constantly losing our own.  We are tired, Please just let us sleep.

Some alone time

We don’t really want a day of pampering or a seaweed bath. It’s the little things, like having a pee or crap alone! We just want to lock the bathroom door and do our business, with no little eyes watching, waiting and asking “did you do, a wee or a poo mammy?”

An empty washing basket

Ok I know this is pretty much an impossible task.  I’ve been trying to empty it for years. So here’s an idea, just throw the whole basket out and buy a new one. I couldn’t even guess what’s in the bottom of my washing basket, so no-one is going to miss it!

 Answer the phone!

Why can’t I answer the phone without world war three breaking out? The bathroom is the only quite phone zone . Sure while I’m there I might as well have cheeky pee, (cease the moment) That little tinkle you’ve been hearing on the other end of the phone isn’t the tap, (a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do!)

My own food

 We all get the same food !! The same dinner for everyone,  so why do you guys just want the food that’s on my plate? We can even swap plates .  I,ll eat from the plastic peppa pig plate, I don’t care as long as I get my dinner all to myself.  I don’t want to see your small chubby hands swiping the chicken I’ve saved for last “eat your own fecking chicken” you just said you were full!  Think of me as joey from friends  “MAMMY DOESNT SHARE FOOD”

A cup of tea in peace

When I sit down with a hot cup of tea, why is the hot tea area suddenly the play area?  Its like a moth to a flame!  For one day PLEASE stop hovering around my tea!!!

 Pick up after yourselves

Put the god dam lego away.. it hurts when we stand on it!

A nice treat

And make it liquid  (no need to look at the quality, the percent is key, 12 or above)

You guys

So don’t be giving me too much alone time. True, you’re a pack of hyenas – but you’re my hyenas!  I’d only  miss  you, so don’t go locking me in the bathroom for the day.

A homemade card a big squishy hug and kiss. That’s it (with all of the above.)

The perfect mother’s day

Not asking for much …


Jolene Cox
Jolene Cox
Jolene has worked in the childcare sector her whole life, but when it comes to parenting she's winging it like the rest of us. Her passions are creating family food on a budget by day, and swigging a glass of red while writing her parenting stories by night. You can also find her hanging out at her Award-winning parenting and food blog One Yummy Mummy