Mother’s Day…the day in which we celebrate all mothers for their undying love and devotion for their kids…for all that they do to make families run smoother…ahhh, the whole Hallmark rosiness of it all!
And if you ask mothers what they want for Mother’s Day, a lot will say breakfast in bed, a handmade card, and to spend the day with their babies…
You know what I want for Mother’s Day? To be left alone.
I would like to hear the sound of SILENCE. For one whole day, I don’t want to hear the word “Mom,” “Mommy,” “Mother,” or any other variation of my name. I don’t want anyone pulling on me or asking me questions. I don’t want to cringe when I see the dishes piled up in the sink from breakfast. I don’t want to hear the screaming or complaining when something isn’t someone else’s way. I don’t want to take the dog for a walk or hear the cat sharpen his claws on my wall.
I don’t care about the overflowing toilet or the fact that they are going to dig up my backyard. I don’t want to worry about the laundry that’s piled high in the hampers or the towels I forgot to fold. I want to forget about the bills that need to get paid and the work that is behind.
I honestly want to go to a hotel ALONE.
I want to put on a white fluffy robe and slippers, order a movie and some crazy expensive room service. Maybe I’ll read a book. As far as my decision making skills will go….the only thing I want decide is what movie to watch and how many glasses of wine I will have…and maybe how many pieces of chocolate cake I will eat!
I don’t even think I will pack a bag…just a toothbrush and my face cream.
And I can honestly care less if I’m being selfish. The selfless part of my character can kick back in the other 364 days of the year. But for this ONE DAY that is supposed to be for ME, I want to be by myself and actually not be a mom for a minute. (I know my birthday is all about me, but I actually want to be around everyone on that day…)
Is that something that can be done?