Wait, DAY? I mean ONE day?
Come on now, we ALL know that moms deserve way more than a single day. I mean, even the day we give birth our hard work isn’t recognized anymore because it’s our kid’s birthday celebrations! Lol! I kid!(kind of)
No, but in all honestly I think we should start a campaign to celebrate Mother’s Day on a monthly basis. It’s not like we’d be able to take a monthly vacation to celebrate it because well, life, but it would give us 12 chances a year that the day might involve a little peace and quiet, alone time; a massage or pedicure, extra sleep and, sure, throw in the obligatory flowers on the table!
This year my Mother’s Day celebration will entail two kids waking up at the crack of dawn, rushing through breakfast with one shoe on and the other missing, most likely an argument over a toy that no one has used in 6 months but now it’s the “MUST HAVE” of the day, sneaking in late to karate classes followed by swim lessons (insert Mommy teaching a yoga class, which IS my alone time!) and then heading out to a bowling birthday party! These are all things I LOVE doing with and for my kids but at no point is the day about me. And then all of a sudden, it’s Monday… sigh.
I think since there is only 1 Mother’s Day a year, and this year the date just doesn’t work for me, I’m postponing it. I think you should do the same. Find a day that works for YOU and is all about YOU. It’s so nice to be there for your kids who are the reason WHY you actually get to celebrate Mother’s Day, but it’s time to be selfish. I plan on it. Here’s a list of things I hope to accomplish on Mother’s Day (date TBD!)
- Coffee (uninterrupted)
- Shower (uninterrupted)
- Lunch (where no one is eating off my plate)
- A workout (where no one is calling or texting me)
- A Sauna
- ANOTHER Shower (dare I dream?)
- A glass of wine (okay 2)
- Books and bedtime with my boys because after all of the time alone, I’ll without a doubt be lonely without them. Funny how that works.
Happy Mother’s Day and hat’s off to all those mamas out there. Be selfish…. you literally deserve it!
– Sarah C., Assistant Fitness Director and MOM!