Well, it’s almost upon us once again. Mother’s Day: That lovely time of year when your family smothers you with lots of love and praise, and your kids tell you you’re the best mommy in the whole wide world and vow not to fight with each other or ruin anything in your home for at least 24 hours. They promise.
Right about now, your children are probably crafting some adorable (or hideous) monstrosity of an art project in school to deliver to your bedside on Sunday morning. Meanwhile, your husband is probably brainstorming things he can buy you that won’t accidentally offend you (i.e. that Kitchen Aid mixer that will allow you to make his favorite cookies 24/7).
And really, it’s all sweet — in theory.
But as YouTube vlogger Meredith Masony so accurately captures in her latest video, the key to Mom’s heart doesn’t actually lie in all those “thoughtful” little gifts.
No, she doesn’t want a “free” back massage from her husband. (Because let’s face it, he’s not actually a professional masseuse and despite what he thinks, his hands are not magic.) And no, she doesn’t want to be woken up with breakfast in bed at the buttcrack of dawn.
According to Masony, she wants to be left the hell alone on Mother’s Day. And she’s pretty sure you do, too.
That’s right — sweet, precious, noise-free alone time. (You remember that, don’t you? Ever-so-faintly from your pre-kid days? Yea, that’s what I thought.)
Watch the clip above and perhaps pass it on to your husband, who may or may not be cluelessly wandering the aisles of Target right now. It could sure save him some dough.