Mother’s Day. Every year I hear stories from many of my friends about breakfast in bed, flowers on the counter, great plans for lunch and more. I tend to downplay Mother’s Day a bit in my mind, not that it’s not important to me, but I’m typically just plain tired. Over the last couple of years, the six-to-eight weeks before Mother’s Day have included soccer season or dance practices and recitals, regular martial arts practices with a tournament and/or belt testing, two children’s birthdays, Easter, and standardized testing for three kids. Last year we added prom for one of our children, which my husband and I helped chaperone.
This year, Mother’s Day weekend will include prom on Friday and our youngest child’s birthday party on Saturday. All before we move to another state on Monday.
What do I want for Mother’s Day? Rest.
Sure, I want to be treated special. Yeah, a nice meal that I neither have to cook or clean up after would be great. Mostly, I want a chance to be lazy, a chance to watch what I want to watch on TV, a quiet room to read in, possibly a hot bath. Rest.
I came across a video recently that asked this question: If you could go back to before you were a mother, what advice would you give yourself? They made a video out of the answers and I see some humor and a lot of wisdom in the answers. Take a look.
If you are a mother, what advice would you give? If you aren’t which piece of advice most spoke to you? My favorite might be this: Breathe.