Writer’s Workshop: X-tra Special for Mother’s Day


Mother’s Day is in 10 days time. This year I doubt there will be anything special happening this year as R and I are not really into celebrating Mother’s Day. The kids are also too young to be able to plan anything special for me.

My perfect Mother’s Day would be one where all the following is able to come true.

1. Being able to sleep in and have a minimum of 6 hrs uninterrupted sleep from the night before.

2. Not being rushed to finish chores or to do tasks.

3. Having my own time to eat and finish it instead of “sharing” my food with the kids.

4. Receiving flowers.

5. Having the chance to go shopping and buy clothes for myself and not being rushed by the kids.

It would be bliss if all these come true.

What would your perfect Mother’s Day be like?

Do you see it happening this year?


Jenny MatlockMama’s Losin’ It

29 thoughts on “Writer’s Workshop: X-tra Special for Mother’s Day”

  1. I have one more item to add:
    6. Having a day when my little one does not fuss, whine or negotiate. So based on the list above, Dom, it seems like I will not be able to have a “perfect mother’s day” in a long while. :p

  2. My perfect Mother’s Day would be to spend it with all of my children, but I don’t see this happening. I can so relate to the interrupted hours of sleep or hurrying through department stores or no quiet time, but trust me when I say these days are numbered. They are very fleeting, in fact. With two married daughters and our son graduating high school this spring our nest will be soon empty. I miss all the craziness and my heart does ache for those times even if it is for a short time. Just hold on to those little one while you can, you’ll be happy that you did.:)

    The Impostor X

  3. “Me” time is always a welcome break. I’d like to get a little of that Sunday and visit a little with loved ones. I’ll have one child away on a baseball trip and the other with me. And my mom is local. But you’r title inspired me to write something special to my mom. Not just get her a card.

  4. I can relate to your wish for the Perfect Mother’s Day…but my children are all grown and gone from home now, so the lack of sleep is more often a result of too much caffeine! I would love to have you stop by my blog and read my wish…have a great day!

    1. @Linda,
      thanks for dropping by. I’m still waiting for a full nights sleep but it doesn’t seem anywhere close with the youngest still waking up in the night for comfort nursing.

  5. I think every blog I’ve read on this topic had sleep in on the list of things to make a perfect day. Clearly we mothers desperately need some more sleep!

  6. As my son and I live in different countries, I don’t know if they have motherday on the same day as we have. I don’t care about the date, I only wish he wouldn’t forget. So far it didn’t happen, but you never know, lol !

  7. Your post made me smile because I so remember those days when I was in the trenches raising my boys. The day will come soon enough when you will have time to shop and read and do the things you want. Trust me! Enjoy the craziness now because it doesn’t last forever….



  8. I think a common theme is wanting to not have to MOTHER on Mother’s Day! Just to have a little time to ourselves!

  9. My perfect mother’s day? would be to see all my children in one place healthy and happy. A barbecue outside with them around will complete the picture.

  10. Well, Dominique, all this, except maybe for the flowers, come at retirement.
    I do wish you a happy and speedy retirement then.
    Good post here, I like it. πŸ™‚
    And thank you for your nice visit. I like Japanese food too! We had some really nice Oriental food last night at Inam’s in London, U.K. I had the Fish Buri Bop (15.50–a traditional Japanese rice dish served on a hot plate with garlic soy, ginger sauce and hamachi – cook to your own liking!) and a bottle of Asahi Beer (4.75–Asahi quickly became the most popular beer in Japan, with it’s 5% abv it’s an established number one amongst discerning beer drinkers).
    Google them as I won’t leave any more links to mess you up again.

    Thank you for you visit and nice comment,

  11. I love Mother’s Day, probably because my husband has always made sure that I don’t have to lift a finger on that day. He even cooks dinner…and he’s taught the kids to do the same. Even now that they are adults, they go out of their way to make me feel special.

    The best Mother’s Day I ever had was when my hubby had the kids give me a spa day. They made fresh lemonade, and then took turns giving me the best massage ever. (Each one was assigned a different task.)

    It was heaven!


  12. Last year, on mother’s day, my son and I accidentally dropped my husband’s computer and busted the screen. ouch! I still remember that.

  13. This so reminds me of the saying….”If the mamma isn’t happy, nobody’s happy!” πŸ™‚

  14. Since I’ve been married with kids, I have not had a mother’s day special anything so I don’t see that changing this year.

    Maybe I’ll get to do something for myself. I’d really like that. Maybe go to a movie on my own or just not having to cook.

    Today I feel strongly that I want to have a manicure and a pedicure.

  15. I had to come back because I was interupted earlier.
    Your wishes is also some of my wishes. Like eating a full meal without interuption. This you might have to put the kids at the babysitter to have one decent meal with your hubby. I always thought that too, and I only have one small child right now. Sleep without interuption, I didn’t really care for sleeping much if I could function. I used to wake up in the middle of the night to blog. My sleep patterns were so off it was not good, but I since then have to sleep to function at work, so I do make myself sleep. Well, I know how you feel, but your kids will be old enough soon so that you can have all those wishes come true’

  16. Your wish list is my wish list plus
    Don’t have to rush through my swimming session
    No disturbance while I am surfing the net
    My boy goes to dream land quickly and have a longer nap

  17. OMG! I am so weird! When my kids were little, and Mother’s Day rolled around, as long as I got a card, I was happy! Why? Because I knew that time flies, and in no time they would be gone and building families of their own. Our days on earth are far too brief to be concerned witn how many hours of sleep we get when the children are young. Somehow, we manage to survive and thrive. I know I have.

  18. I think you need a break! It is tough raising little ones. But the rewards are plentiful! I wish I were near you I would offer to help while you spent a day relaxing and having a pamper yourself moment! Happy Mother’s Day to you!

  19. I so need that – being able to eat without rushing and/or sharing the food with the little one πŸ˜€

    We are celebrating mother’s day here this coming weekend so I’m gonna greet you now… Happy mother’s day!!!

    Spanish Pinay

  20. oh my … as little ones get older, your wishes all change … now that my daughter is in her 20’s a perfect Mother’s day for me would be to have her all to myself for the day, maybe some brunch, some shopping or a movie, and maybe, just maybe … she could turn her iphone off for just a couple of hours ….

  21. My son isn’t big on celebrating Mother’s Day. I’ll be lucky to get a text of acknowledgement from him. Hope you get all of your perfect mother’s day wishes.

  22. A perfect Mother’s Day for me would be to sit around, watching some love-vy movie, eat a seafood meal, and surrounded by my children.

    These last few years, that’s what I got, and I am happy!

  23. Oh Girlfriend, remembering each one over the last 22 years of having a Mother’s Day , they come and pass us by so quickly! Enjoy those precious hand made, cards, the lopsided cakes and runny egg breakfasts πŸ™‚

    I would just like a day of rest πŸ˜‰

  24. I hope you get ALL your Mother’s Day wishes!
    I’ve had many Mother’s Days and they’ve been spent in different ways. Some years, I’ve been left alone to work in the garden (love it!) There were a few years when my mother lived near me and we’d take her to lunch or dinner and a couple times went to the local plant conservatory (wonderful!)
    Basically, I love a day with some time alone and the rest spent with those I love doing something fun and/or relaxing.

  25. Ahhh…how fun that I’m actually reading this ON Mother’s Day!

    I hope some of your dreams came true today!

    Thanks for sharing this Xcellent post for the letter “X”.


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