I’ve been so preoccupied and distracted by the little guys sudden onslaught of teething, job hunting and all the rest of the craziness that is my life at the minute that I’d barely given Mothers Day this year a second thought. To be honest I never really make a big deal about it or celebrate (milk) it as much as I probably could (should). But after reading the lovely Fi from Beauty Baby and Me’s post on what she really wants this mothers day I realised that actually, I’d quite like some of these things myself, and why shouldnt I too after devoting myself to two little people for the last 1333 days (O.M.G). As much as I enjoy a new item of make up or piece of clothing, the best gift these days are usually the things that money can’t buy.
8 Things I’d Like This Mothers Day
#1 All the sleep..
A proper lie in. Just for once. To be honest, I actually get quite lucky on the Mondays and Fridays that both the little ones are at home with me. It’s not unusual for them both to let me sleep in till 8am or 9am on a really good day. But I’d love it if I could lie in until 9am or 10am completely uninterrupted, with no middle of the night waking to feed or help someone into our bed.
#2 Another excuse to fall asleep
A lovely full body massage would be great. I was robbed of properly enjoying my birthday full body massage when the little lady insisted she join me for my pampering afternoon. Although she was really well-behaved and the staff looked after her for me, it wasnt really the same because I couldn’t properly relax and get into it for worrying if she was ok whilst waiting outside the room for me.
#3 Oh and flowers, always pretty flowers
A huge bunch of tulips to feed my flowers obsession, or even better, pretty pink Peonies if they come into season in time.
#4 A legitimate excuse for new blogging bits
Beautiful new blogging props. I have my eye on a new Capture By Lucy backdrop and a gorgeous chunky knitted blanket that I just have to have.
#5 The one thing money can’t buy
Some quiet me time. I’m not quite sure what I’d do with it as the possibilities are endless. I’d love to have a mooch around the shops on my own, or sit down and enjoy a whole cup of hot chocolate or tea, or finally read the pile of books that I’ve been stocking piling since last year.. The novelty of me time always wears off pretty quickly these days though as I have lost the art of enjoying me time and find myself at some point wondering what to do and missing my little brood.
#6 Alone time with my favourite guy
Some one on one time with the Mr. Not exactly what mothers day is about, but so desperately needed. We havent been on a date day or night for well over a year and really need one. Its our own fault in a way (it’s totally our fault) as we don’t prioritise it and we havent quite let go of the purse strings with the littlest, so mothers day could be a good time to book one in.
#7 An excuse to dust off the high heels
A family breakfast, lunch or dinner out somewhere nice. We used to be really good at going out to eat as a family for dinner on a Saturday evening or on a Sunday for lunch. But since the little guy arrived we seem to have stopped doing this, often getting a cheeky takeaway on a Friday or Saturday night instead. I love eating out so this would be a real treat.
#8 A mini adventure
A family day out somewhere. A mini adventure of some kind. To the shops, a new park, the woods, an English National Trust place (we just joined so are a little obsessed). Just somewhere we havent been before or somewhere we love. As much as I would love some peace and quiet and some me time, it wouldn’t be Mothers Day without my little family because at the heart of it, it’s about celebrating how special and privileged it is to be a mother.
So tell me, what are you hoping for this Mothers Day? I’d love to know in the comments below..