The Gift Mom Really Wants For Mother’s Day

I yelled at my kids today. Not so much at them, but nonetheless, in their presence. Then while walking away down the hall I hit a wall and slammed the door behind me. Yikes. Who was that crazy lady?

I sat on the floor and wanted to cry but I was too mad. Then I did the only thing that works for me, I prayed. Because let’s face it ladies, being a mom is hard and we don’t often get the break we desperately need.

My 6-year old gives me attitude like a 15-year old, at least lately. Sometimes I think to myself, “Who are these children and what happen to my sweet little babies? And how did they turn into these little monsters?” I’m kidding…mostly.

The never-ending list of chauffering, cooking, cleaning, feeding, laundering, boo-boo fixing, snot-wiping, and poo-poo wiping goes on day in and day out. To top that list off some of us also work a “9-5”.

Mom’s are amazing, we are tortured daily with sleep deprivation and yet we wouldn’t change a thing for the world.

Mother’s Day is the one day we want to feel special. Nothing too crazy. Maybe it’s the season of life we’re in with small children at home. As moms we spend so much of our time tending to everyone else’s needs. And we love being a mom and a homemaker. God put that desire in our hearts as women and it’s part of what we were created for.

But being a mom (especially of young children) is exhausting.

You’ve probably seen the meme floating around social media that says, “All I want for Mother’s Day is for my children to know that their father can also get them a cup of juice.” I can sooo relate to this as I’m sure most of you can as well.

Don’t get me wrong, my husband is amazing, and the fact that I can relate to this meme is no reflection on how much my man helps around our home. I am truly blessed. However, it seems as though my children are not aware his hands work properly too. All day long its, “Mama” and it gets pretty exhausting hearing that word.

So if you (or your wife) are anything like me; what mom really wants for Mother’s Day is a big fat break!

I decided that day was today. Happy Mother’s day to me.

After I dropped the kiddos off at school, I said today is the day for me. I came home and spent some time in prayer. I wrote-because I like to. And worshipped my King (Jesus).

I confess, there was a little cleaning, and a little laundry, but mostly I had some time to myself. There was even room for a glorious nap. Moms, don’t feel guilty. You need a break. Take time to recuperate so that you have something to give your children other than a loud voice.

Husbands, give your wives a break. Take the broom from her hand. (You are aware this is foreplay, right?)

Allow her a guilt free day to herself. A spa-day, a walk around the block, some time alone or with friends or whatever she desires.

But here’s the catch men, if she takes a day to herself, don’t leave the mess for her to clean up. Clean the house, do the laundry, bathe your children, and for heaven’s sake, get them a cup of juice!

To all you amazing moms out there, Happy Mother’s Day. And take a break before you scream at your children…..again. (and don’t forget to forgive yourself.)

 

 

1 COMMENT

  1. Karen | 11th May 17

    You hit the nail on the head! This is so true. When I was a young mom all I wanted on Mother’s Day was to be appreciated.

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