Mother’s Day, to most moms, is a day to relax and unwind according to the bloggers I “interviewed.” It’s not a day for extravagant gifts or have brunch or dinner at a fancy restaurant. Most of us moms just want the day off to do absolutely nothing.
And there’s nothing wrong with wanting a day to ourselves. Moms work hard all year long and on our special day (although Mother’s Day should be everyday), we just want to be filled with lots of love, no mommy duties and lots of scrumptious foods to eat.
My idea of THE perfect Mother’s Day is kisses and love from my children and spouse, brunch, dinner (and thereafter a spotless kitchen) and a lazy day doing nothing. I don’t even have the desire to go out – I can stay home watching movies (preferably romantic comedies) and being a lazy bum.
Now that’s a perfect Mother’s Day.
Read what some of my blogger friends said what their idea of the PERFECT Mother’s Day is to them:
1. Nirasha from MommyNiri.com says,
I would love to wake up to a clean house and have a picnic with my family. I would love us to all go out on a trail and spend time together. In all the craziness of travel, and school, and therapies we forget to just breathe. My kids have already been wrapping presents (their own toys) for me so they are excited too.
2. Tricia from TheNightOwlMama.com says,
For me the perfect Mother’s Day would include a day with my four children and my mother. I would love to take a picture of all of us together and one of just me and my children along with one of each one of my children with me alone. I think it’s important to take pictures with your kids and I’m starting a new tradition! Every year on Mother’s day I’m going to make a point of taking these important photos. They will be something to cherish through the years.
3. Kimberly from MomintheCity.com says,
The perfect mother’s day would include sleeping in late; great food (that I don’t have to cook); pampering (massages – I’m not picky – my husband or a professional can do it!) and spending time with my three fave guys (my husband and two sons!).
4. Vera from LadyandTheBlog.com says,
The perfect Mother’s Day would start with a Venti Starbucks BTL. After that – anything goes! LOL – just kidding. I would love to spend a QUIET and relaxing day with my family and not be responsible for anything. Moms need a day off every now and then from every decision. What’s for dinner? I don’t know? You tell me…
5. Alicia from MommyDelicious.com says,
My son is three-and-a-half years old so I’m certainly not expected much from him this Mother’s Day. Heck, I don’t even think he knows what Mother’s Day is. Not to mention that I am a single mom so other than a “Happy Mother’s Day” phone call, I’m not expecting anything from my ex. But I am totally okay with that because I’ll know that it’s Mother’s Day and I’ll celebrate the love that I have for my son and my amazement of all Mothers in style. We are going to have a special brunch, attend church, and before dinner, we’ll cuddle on our sofa reading children’s books and watching our favorite movie — Toy Story! A day filled with love and just us two, and it’ll be delightful. Did I mention that I’ll be having mimosas with brunch and red wine with dinner? Yea… it’ll certainly be delightful!
6. Nancy from TheProductMama.com says,
My perfect Mother’s Day would be to sleep in. Until 1 or 2pm and then have a quiet house and a hot breakfast waiting for me. With three kids (including a 8 1/2 month old baby), sleep and a quiet breakfast would be the best gift ever!
7. Carol from NYCityMama.com says,
“It used to be that my best Mother’s Day was having the kids all over me, showering me with love and kisses. But lately, I will confess, that if the showering with love could just hold off till later in the morning so that I can get some extra sleep, I would love that! And I would LOVE breakfast in bed too, but please, don’t wake me up for it. Sleep. That would be for me the best Mother’s Day ever!”
8. Maybelline from NaturalmenteMama.com says,
As a stay at home mom I believe the best Mother’s would include: no mommy related duties like changing diapers, cooking and feeding the family, cleaning the house, doing laundry or grocery store trips. I think I would stick to the fun parts of having kids, the laughs, the smiles, the playing on the floor or with dirt and of course the kisses that only moms get from their kids. For me, it’s not about expensive and shiny new things but to treasure memories and good moments.
9. Amy from SelfishMom.com says,
My best Mother’s Day was last year, when I ran a four mile race for charity. I didn’t burn up the track or anything, but I did jog the entire four miles, and was very proud of myself. The best part was that my husband and kids were waiting near the finish line, cheering me on, looking so proud! Of course, this year I’m going back to being selfish and lazy on Mother’s Day.
10. Linda from NYCSingleMom.com says,
As as single mother with no family in the area, Mother’s Day has only been just another day. I do spend time to reflect on how lucky I am that God brought my daughter and I together to form our little family bu I pretty much just go about my day as I do every other day. However, my 2011 Mother’s Day will be different. My daughter is “now eight years old and she has informed me that she is planning a “special breakfast” for me. I will always have the memory of her excited and proud face when she told me last week, that she wants to make sure this is a special Mother’s Day for me. Even if all she does is pour a bowl of cereal or make toast (which is all she knows how to do,) it will be the best Mother’s Day ever.
11. Ana Flores from SpanglishBaby.com says,
My best Mother´s Day is still to come. It would be me all alone in a sandy beach getting an all-day massage, disconnected from it all.
12. Corine from ComplicatedMama.com says,
So after watching “The Middle” I realized I had my perfect mothers day all wrong– I almost forgot what I ask for EVERY year and never get— a day in the house COMPLETELY alone.
13. Carrie from TikiTikiBlog.com says,
I have asked my 7-year-old daughter for a day of “Yeses” I don’t get them that often.
14. Silvia from MamaLatinaTips.com says,
I have asked my husband to help me to clean and organize one room in our house and go for a pedi with my friends. Ha! no cooking for mama either!
15. Blanca from MiCaminar.com says,
I would spend a whole day at a spa: getting a massage, pedicure, manicure, facial and anything else on the menu.
16. Yoly from Cuponeando.net says,
To be back in the Island to be with my mami on a special day and have my step daughter make nice with hubby.