What I Really Want for Mother’s Day

I feel a little selfish starting my Thursday morning off with a list of things I want, but just take this as my own little journal right now. A lot of pages I follow on Facebook are asking the question, “ what do you want for Mother’s day?” So,  yes, I have been thinking about it because last night my little baby was up from 12:30-3am and I had some time to think.

What do I want for Mother’s Day?

You only get one Mother’s day a year, so I have to think this out very carefully.

At first, I thought I wanted a few things that costed money. Like, a Mother’s Day ring or some money to buy new exercise clothes or some new makeup. But then, I decided that’s not want I want at all.

Here is what I want for Mother’s Day.

1. Go for a long run without feeling guilty and worrying or wondering about the kids and husband. Not have to say again, “yes honey, I’m training for a half marathon, remember” when he ask if I’m really going to be gone for an hour and a half for running.
2. Take a nap in the middle of the day, maybe outside if it’s warm enough, on my stomach.
3. Go shopping. I have two gift cards (that my husband gave me almost a year ago, last year on my birthday, oops!) that I want to spend… but going to Old Navy with a toddler and a baby is just not happening.
4. Family pictures or professional pictures of my boys together.
5. Go to the gym and lift weights, then get a professional massage afterwards. Maybe I will go tanning too.

Basically, I want some time to be alone. I want to go out and be myself for a few hours and the hardest part of that — I want to do it guilt free and just enjoy the time. I might be able to leave the house to go workout or to the grocery store sometimes, but I still have that nagging guilt in the back of my head and I still always worry about the kids when I’m gone. I mean, I know they’re fine with daddy obviously, but I still think about it and feel guilty for leaving them with my husband when he’s been at work all week and he needs a mental break too!

So honey if you give me a day to myself on Mother’s Day, I’ll give you yours on Father’s Day… and every day this summer… keep that in mind.

I love my family more than anything, but I would love a few hours of solitude. And then afterwards, I want to spend the afternoon at the park with my loves! Hopefully the sun will be out!

What do you want?? 

Published by Samantha Mellen

Certified personal trainer & health coach helping women transform their lives through fitness, abundant mindset coaching and internal peace. Mom of two boys, living life in Alaska.

10 thoughts on “What I Really Want for Mother’s Day

  1. There is nothing wrong with wanting some alone time-guilt free! I think Mom's are conditioned to say they want to spend Mother's Day with their kiddo's and husbands. And if they don't, then they are 'bad mom's' for wanting to be alone.
    I will be the first to admit that for Mother's Day I want alone time! I spend every minute of everyday with my children being a homemaker (and daycare provider to 8 children) and I am damn good at it!
    I deserve a little Me Time every once in awhile!

  2. Time to myself is TOTALLY what I want for mother's day too. Yet I have volunteered for a church thing on Mother's day instead. I'll take some free time (and a massage) as a raincheck though. 😀

    I hope you get just what you DESERVE.

  3. …And I hope I didn't affend anyone with my choice of words above. (The 'd' word ; )
    I don't normally use that type of language, but was just trying to make my point that we deserve some alone time and society shouldn't make us feel guilty for saying we want/need it!

  4. I'd like to not feel sick for a little while….this whole pregnancy has just be SICK. I also told DH I'd like to go to this big seafood buffet, but we can't take our allergic to everything under the sun 18 month old with us, so we'd need a sitter. He says we should spend the time WITH our son…but I spend every day with him!

  5. For Valentine's Day this year my husband gave me an entire morning alone. I slept in, ate breakfast, took a long bath, played my guitar, and sewed a little while watching a musical! I didn't see anyone until it was time for lunch! It was soo fantastic!

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