Now that I'm a mom, I have to chuckle when I think back on all the off-the-mark gifts I've given my own mother for Mother's Day over the years - perfume, fancy soaps, books of flowery poetry - you get the picture. Of course they were always graciously received, but I have a better idea now of what would truly be a gift. For starters - the day off. Some moms want to spend the day with their family, but I'd prefer to spend it alone in a movie theater or reading in the park. What's your fantasy Mother's Day?
Here, I'll get started with my own fantasy wishlist and you can add yours in the comments:
- Seven hours of continuous sleep. Wait, this is my fantasy list - make that nine.
- Something new to wear that I pick out myself.
- An uninterrupted hour in the bathroom to take a leisurely shower (ooh, maybe even shave my legs), moisturize, floss, apply toe polish and all those other hygienic luxuries that have gone out the window this year.
- A picnic of wine, cheese, fruit and chocolate under the shade of a willow tree in the park followed by reading one of those novels gathering dust on my shelf and then a nap.
- A candlelight dinner with...my best friend. (I see my husband plenty.)