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Dear Family, This is What I Really Want For Mother's Day

By emily |

I almost hate to admit it, but Mother’s Day is kinda a big deal to me. I feel egotistical saying it out loud, but I really (like really) enjoy the idea of  devoting a day (just one, out of 364) for my family to put forth a little extra effort to my day grand.

I don’t think it’s uncalled for at all, especially because I share a birthday with my oldest child. My birthday, it now belongs to her. But Mother’s Day, oh yeah, it’s all mine, baby!

So since my husband always says he can’t read my mind, I thought I would simply lay it all out.

To each member of my family, below are some heavily encouraged Mother’s Day suggestions:

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Dear Family, This is What I Really Want For Mother's Day

Piper, age 7

Dear eldest child: For Mother's Day this year, I want a pee your pants funny and homemade card. Your naive yet freakishly inappropriate sentiments are my favorite.

And oh, did I mention that I expect “Mother’s Day” to really be “Mother’s Weekend”?

I think between the 5 of you, you can make it happen. I have faith!

And I suppose, if all these requests sound greedy and self centered, I’ll narrow it down to just one Mother’s Day wish. Baby Paul, I’m looking at you, and giving you the shifty eyes. Mama desperately needs some sleep. You can make that happen, right?

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Emily Elling is a corporate interior designer and freelance writer. She lives in Indianapolis with her husband and four unintentionally hilarious children. Emily also blogs at her personal blog, DesignHER Momma. Read bio and latest posts → Read emily's latest posts →

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3 thoughts on “Dear Family, This is What I Really Want For Mother's Day

  1. Amanda says:

    I love these ideas…and good for you for spelling them out! You deserve a *you* day!

  2. Katie says:

    love it. and I agree, ONE FREAKING DAY, that’s it, and it’s mine.

    too bad my husband doesn’t get it. “you’re not *my* mom” is always what he says…

  3. Katie says:

    My husband doesn’t think I’m serious about my one request, but I so am: get up with the boys (2 and 2 months) and take them to McDonalds (a half hour drive from our rural house) for breakfast. Let the two year old play as long as he wants. Bring me a sausage McMuffin to eat in bed, no earlier than 9am. That’s all I want :)

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