Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Your Perfect Mother's Day
If you could do anything, absolutely anything your way for Mother's Day, what would you do? This year will be my very first Mother's Day and I have to say that I am actually quite excited about it. Now, I realize that when I wake up in the morning, fireworks won't be flying across the room (hello, fire hazard) or that Davis won't be bringing me breakfast in bed, (yeah, the kid can't walk yet) or even the dog bringing me the paper in. (We don't subscribe to the paper and we can even teach our dog to roll over) But I am excited because I am a MOM!!! This is the best, most rewarding job I have ever had. Some days are just glorious, perfect days where I can sit and relax and sip on a cup of tea or glass of wine, and ponder on all the amazing aspects of motherhood. Other days....well, let's not go there because this is a happy post.
I would love to sleep in. The thought of sleeping in sounds magical. Davis does wonderful on the whole sleep aspect and sleeps until 8am, so I am not sleep deprived or anything, I just want to sleep. Maybe even lay in bed and be lazy, drinking a cup of coffee. That would be amazing!
Not waiting on anyone for the weekend. Okay, fine, just the day will do. I don't want to fold laundry (have I mentioned I HATE laundry) I will not be cooking on Mother's Day, (although I love cooking, but the chef is off duty) Spill anything you want on the floor today, because I will just give Dexter (the dog) a free pass to go crazy wild and lick it up. Bottom line is, this mama is on vacation. You never know, you may find me hiding, drinking out of my 'sippy cup!' I will at least hold off until noon.
I have been dreaming of a day of pampering. Just a day to myself where someone would take care of me and I wouldn't have to lift a finger. I practically drool on myself just thinking about being at a spa for a day. My wish came true and I honestly cried when I got the news. Michael shocked me to the point where I was almost on the floor in tears because I was so excited. For Mother's Day, I am getting a full day at the spa. The works, baby. Manicure, Pedicure, Facial, Massage, and lunch. zzzzzzzzzzzzzz (that's me sleeping) I have not been this excited in so long. Plus, spas are just my thing. Being an esthetician and working in spas is what I used to do before little man came along, I am jumping for joy to be the one getting pampered! To top it off, I was told to go buy a new outfit or dress after my day of bliss. How can I argue with that? These opportunities are few are far between, so I'm jumping on it. Running like the wind and not looking back.
What would your absolute perfect day be? A maid? Beautiful jewelry? Spa day? A day of solitude? Sometimes a day sitting in a room by myself sounds amazing. But then the thought of no one there besides me may actually put me in a padded room. Spending time with your family? As much as I love them, Mama could use a break! Sipping cocktails near the ocean? If you live near the ocean, please keep this one to yourself!
Happy Early Mother's Day, Everyone!