What would I like to get for Mothers Day? I would be happy to share my list of things that would make the best Mothers Day gifts ever.
Well my number one gift would be that all of my kids enter in a personal relationship with Jesus and are in Heaven for all of eternity... oh, you can't get that at Target?
Ok, ok, here is my list of wants for the tangible folks out there.
Now, if you were to ask me IRL (in real life) I would not admit to such trivial and earthy wants. I would ask for world peace or a very special hug or even a drawing of the letter C that my son does so well.
But since I can write about all my delusional daydreams on this little outlet I like to call my blog, here is the list of materialistic possessions/services I covet.
I really, really want a mani-pedi. If you happen to not speak cosmetology, that means I want a manicure (hands) and a pedicure (feet). In the kind of place that offers you champagne while you sit back in a massage chair and someone rubs an exfoliater on your hands and another someone gently removes baby spit up and 'I'm Not Really A Waitress' from your toenails.
Where I can shamlessly browse a current issue of People magazine as someone listens to me talk about my toddlers ability to call dogs with his screams when entering into a self induced tantrum for not being allowed to eat the stale cracker I found under my couch when vacuuming... and all the while acting as if I am interesting.
2. MAID SERVICE
It would be really, really, really wonderful to have a *perfectly cleaned* bathroom that was *perfectly cleaned* by someone else. Someome might say, "Well, can't your husband just offer to do it?" And while in theory this seems like the best and most practical option this does not work for me for two reasons.
a. If he did clean it, I would have guilt. I am the mommy. In my mind, that means that I do the big cleaning. Hubby loads the dishwasher and takes out the garbage and picks up toys when he can and builds decks and kills insects all in addition to working 60 hours a week at his job. When he gets home, I want him to be laying on the ground in the living room pretending to be a mountain as the kids climb all over him lauging and jumping and rough housing. I do not do that well. I can however, clean a toilet.
b. Cleaning ladies (is cleaning lady the correct term or should I be saying Domestic Sanitation Engineer?) are just so good at what they do. They clean so well, with such wisdom and experience and know how! They have tricks up their sleeves and recommendations and they will not be deterred by a little soap scum or dried toothpaste!
3. PHOTOSHOP SOFTWARE
Ah, the elusive photoshop software. For a mere $600, not including the extra programs that are recommended in addition to photohop, I could own my very own version of this elite photo editing program. I would be able to quickly import, process, manage, and showcase my images at the click of a finger! Or flick of the wrist! Or press of a button! Or...well, your right, its probably not that easy. But I still think it would be awesome!
4. MERCOLA'S COOKWARE
Its true. I actually want pots and pans as a gift. I covet these amazing dishes from Dr. Mercola. They are non reactive (no chemicals, toxins, or gases get produced while cooking), they resist carry over tastes and odors, produce a far-infrared heating process, contain no lead, cadmium, aluminum, copper, nickel, chromium, iron, or any other heavy metals, will not leech into your food, and are dishwasher safe.
I could be cooking meals without feeling like I am going to slowly poisioning my family.
And thats always a good thing.
And thats it! For roughly $1500, I would have all the material possesions I wanted. Not bad at all.
Just to be clear, here is a list of what I will most likely be actually getting for Mothers Day.
And lots and lots of hugs.
Thats the gift that I truly want. Time with my family and more love then I can imagine.
Who really cares if I bought the flowers for myself? :)