Mother’s Day is nearly upon us, and the day is a great opportunity for us to honor the amazing moms in our life. For a lot of us, that means trying to celebrate our own moms and mothers-in-law, too… on a day that’s also supposed to be for ourselves.
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The day itself can often involve a lot of scheduling, juggling, and stress, which is sort of the opposite of what many of us would like it to be.
Don’t get me wrong- we genuinely appreciate the gifts & efforts of our families. We’re grateful to be moms. We love our families. But most veteran moms just want a slower, quiet(er) day, without having to do everything we do every other day of the year. While it sounds reasonable, that’s not always how it goes- so we roll with it, stay grateful for what our families try to do for us, & keep a sense of humor about it!
The moms of Twitter have thoughts about what Mother’s Day is typically like; laugh along with them as they share their take on their special day.
- Most of us have an “ideal” version of how we’d like Mother’s Day to go.
All I want for Mother’s Day is to sleep for 9 straight hours, wake up to the sound of coffee brewing and then have my husband say things like, “I’m gonna take the kids all day so you can sit on the couch in your pjs and buy your Mother’s Day gift in peace!”
— Mommy Owl (@Lhlodder) May 4, 2019
2. And your spouse will learn he needs to help to make it special. Oh, he’ll LEARN.
Do not tell the mother of your children “but you’re not my mom” on her first Mother’s Day.
Swear to God, she’ll bring it up every Mother’s Day and you will fear the day.
— Julie Burton (@ksujulie) May 8, 2018
3. (Not that we make it easy for him…)
him: what do you want to do for Mother's Day?
me: oh i don't care
him: please don't do this
— S A R A B U C K L E Y (@nottheworstmom) May 8, 2018
4. Gifts are fun, but it’s the thought that counts… unless the thought involves manual labor. Then, no. Just NO.
Hubs left his Amazon account open on the laptop and I swear to God if I'm getting a lawnmower for Mother's Day there will be bloodshed.
— Lady Lawya (@Parkerlawyer) May 9, 2017
5. We try to set realistic expectations for the day.
You don’t have to get us anything for Mother’s Day just don’t ask where everything is for one day and we’ll be happy.
— OneFunnyMummy (@OneFunnyMummy) May 13, 2018
6. (Sometimes, even MORE realistic?)
Autocorrect tried to change "Mother's Day" to "Another Sunday LOLOLOLOL" and I was like, yeah.
— Jennifer S. White (@yenniwhite) May 14, 2017
7. But kids love to celebrate their mamas on Mother’s Day- nice and early.
If you’re not awakened by small children lovingly shoving handmade gifts in your face at 6am, is it even Mother’s Day?
— Sara Says Stop (@PetrickSara) May 13, 2018
8. The gifts are genuinely made with love- and macaroni. Or popsicle sticks.
You too can be the proud recipient of a new popsicle stick frame every May for the low low price of total vagina destruction.
— Anna Grace (@graceupongracie) May 4, 2016
9. And let’s not forget the tiny handprint gifts- the gift that keeps on giving. All over the house.
Nothing says Mother's Day like a kid handprint memento to symbolize the handprints moms wipe off every single surface, every single day. ??
— Stephanie Ortiz (@Six_Pack_Mom) May 14, 2017
10. Some husbands prepare their wives a special breakfast in bed- or try to, anyway.
My husband is using a YouTube video to learn how to make poached eggs… so I should have my Mother's Day breakfast by Father's Day.
— m?mma unfiltered (@MommaUnfiltered) May 14, 2017
10. And we try to “relax” while they’re doing it…
Telling a mom to relax while her family does everything on Mother’s Day is like telling a pilot to relax while the passengers fly the plane.
— SpacedMom (@copymama) May 14, 2017
11. But the noise level can be distracting. (Or enjoyable, because it’s HIS turn today!)
So many mother's day traditions, but none as close to my heart as my husband screaming at my kids to get out of the kitchen while he cooks.
— Lauren Mullen (@DraggingFeeties) May 13, 2018
12. The kids often love to get in on the Mother’s Day breakfast, too- and they certainly do get into it. Every bite of it.
Kids: [Put toast, Italian ice, coffee & handmade gifts on my lap] Happy Mother's Day!
9yo: Can I have the toast?
10yo: I wanted it!
— Kim Bongiorno (@LetMeStart) May 8, 2016
13. Most moms just try to take the day off from the normal routine. Instead of doing all.the.things, mom do almost.all.the.things.
Instead of doing the 100 things I normally do, I decided to relax for Mother’s Day and only do 87 of those tasks.
— Jessie (@mommajessiec) May 13, 2018
14. Sometimes we can organize things behind the scenes to ensure that the day involves things we really want.
Last year, my kid learned how to make my coffee on Mother's Day. This year, mimosas.
Her training is complete.
— Valerie (@ValeeGrrl) May 14, 2017
15. And sometimes we get lucky & our spouses gives us the perfect gift!
My husband took all the kids to go Mother’s Day shopping for me & all the kids were arguing as they walked out the door.
That’s the best gift right there.
— Sarcastic Mommy (@sarcasticmommy4) May 12, 2018
16. Though we adore our families, most of us just want a little “me” time to enjoy the day. (Or a lot of “me” time.)
I just want what every mom wants for Mother's Day…
— Ramblin Mama (@ramblinma) May 12, 2018
17. But regardless of how you celebrate Mother’s Day it’s back to business the next day…
I'm at my most Disney Princess when I wake up on Mother's Day morning and have been magically transformed into the Best Mommy Ever– but at the stroke of midnight, the spell is broken, turning me back into the Meanest Mommy Ever, where everything's my fault and I can't pee alone.
— Jenny Schoberl (@holdin_holden) May 10, 2018
A very happy Mother’s Day to every amazing mama out there; you deserve to be celebrated for everything you do!