The Real Gifts We Want This Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day is upon us (well if you live in the UK) and this year it’s going to be my 4th one! I feel incredibly lucky to be celebrating my 4th year of being a mum to 3 amazing children that constantly drive me round the bend. Anyone who says their children don’t drive them barmy is clearly lying to everyone. Our kids enjoy winding us up and pushing us further than our limits, but I could never not love them.
So Darren asked me that one question I dread the most, what would I like for Mother’s Day – as a gift. I never bloody know what to say because I never normally need anything and the stuff that I normally do need is hella pricey or impossible. That got me thinking. If money were no object, and super
powers were real, what what I like for Mother’s Day?
Well I went around the blogging world and asked a few fellow mummy blogger what they would choose to have for Mother’s Day if there were super powers and infinite money. I have to say, some of the answers really touched home and I did not expect most of them.
“A trip around the world OR a beautiful house in Scotland.”
– Alex from Better Together Home
A trip around the world would be an amazing gift – certainly a once in a lifetime opportunity.
“My 4 year old twins to sleep through the night, every night. That would require extreme human powers.”
– Beth from Twinderelmo
I wish every night that all 3 of my children would magically sleep through the night. Think they enjoy depriving me though.
“A family weekend away glamping. No work, no technology or stress. Just the four of us by a lake with a camp fire and hammocks. Bliss!”
– Lisa from That British Betty
That sounds divine, a stress free weekend away would be perfect. All that family time would be lovely.
– Catherine from Mama Cat and Baby Bee
All the love and magical baby dust to you lovely lady.
“A full night’s sleep! That would be amazing… and an extra pair of arms so I could drink tea and keep the baby from climbing up all the inappropriate places.”
– Holly from Little Pickles Mom
Or a spare pair of extendable arms so could didn’t have to move whilst drinking your tea. Priorities!
“To time travel. I would go back to a pre baby day and sleep, eat and just generally do whatever the hell I want to. Sounds a bit mean to want to go pre baby but if I did those things nowadays, I would feel all the mum guilt even if they were happily entertained elsewhere. *standard parent disclaimer for whenever we’re selfish* I’m not a crap mum and I love my kid.”
– Samantha from Porridge and Parenting
Oh I’m with you on this one. I would definitely spend a pre baby day sleeping and drinking boiling hot cups of coffee!
“I’m with Beth, my 3.5 year old to sleep all night. No just occasionally. Oh and my husband to stop the snoring and the twitchy legs/arms in his sleep. That would be amazinnnggg!!!”
– Becky from 3 Princesses and 1 Dude
My partner is a terrible twitcher in his sleep, if it isn’t the kids or the snoring keeping me awake it’s the bloody twitching!
“To be teleported to a hot country to lie on a beach for a week drinking cocktails. I’m so desperate for a holiday but so so petrified of flying that I would never go abroad.”
– Samantha from Chocolate and Wine and I’ll be Fine
Oh no! I hope that one day you overcome your fear of flying so you can get a lovely holiday abroad.
“To spend the day with my great grandma who I would love to see again, who passed away when I was 14. She was born in 1902 so would be pretty old now but she was amazing.”
– Jen from Just Average Jen
This was lovely to read. I can imagine she had plenty of wonderful stories to share.
“I’d love even one Mother’s Day with all five of my children. Mother’s Day is such a bitter sweet day for me missing one of my children.”
– Laura from Five Little Doves
I’m so sorry lovely, it must be hard having to go through a loss. Your story really does touch my heart every time I read it. I’m sure you’re little boy is always with you on Mother’s Day.
“I’d like to spend the day with the sister who I never met. I was born a year after her – I wouldn’t be here if she was. She was called Sarah and was born sleeping in 1971.”
– Tracey from Pack the PJs
I’m so sorry to hear this sweet, I’m sure that Sarah is with you and your family every day.
“To be well. No CFS, depression or anxiety. Also for my children to live long and happy lives.”
– Kelly from The Best Version of Kelly
I hear you! I would love to be rid of my PND and anxiety, even just for one day. We will beat it.
“I would love a GoPro 5 please. I’ve even borrowed my brother’s and fallen in love with it but I’m sure he’d like it back some day soon. They’re just so tiny and so expensive that I just know I’ll lose it.”
– Suzy from Our Bucket List Lives
I didn’t even know they had released a 5! You’re right though, they are so expensive for something so small! I’d probably sit on it and break it!
Were they answers that you were expecting? I know I certainly wasn’t expecting some of them but they are all special answers. As for me, if I was able to pick one thing in the entire universe to have for Mother’s Day it would probably be a day free from the constant squabbles between Keira and Joshua. I know they’re siblings but they fight over toys so much. Everyone told me that because they’re so close in age they’ll get along, they’ll play together and they’ll enjoy each others company. Couldn’t be any further from the truth. So yes, one day where they don’t fight – for the whole day.
If you could choose anything for Mother’s Day, what would it be?