Besides your children being healthy and happy (and letting you sleep in, for once!), what would make your dreams come true on Mothers Day?
Here are some responses to that question I got last week on The Six OClock Scrambles Facebook page:
Laundry, they could do the laundry.
Clean the house, top to bottom, mow the lawn, and take me out to dinner!
Let me use the bathroom in peace from potty time all the way through a shower.
Leave me home in peace and quiet
Let me enjoy a day of gardening, make dinner and CLEAN up the dishes.
Let me sleep in until 7 a.m. and not scream for me outside the bedroom door.
Pick up their socks
Every day, we do so much for our families from kissing their owies, packing their lunches, making their meals, driving them to school or activities, filling out forms, writing checks, reading them stories, doing their laundry, tucking them in the list goes on and on. We do it with so much love, and honestly, for most of us, caring for our families even in these mundane ways is the most important and fulfilling thing we do.
On Mothers Day, however, many of us hard-working moms want to turn the normal routine on its head. We want our family to do a little more for us to show their appreciation for all we do for them. In my case, I want Andrew and the kids to let me sleep in, and while Im doing that, I want them to clean my car, inside and out. I dont think its too much to ask.
Since so many of us cook for our families at least once a day, its also nice to get a break from the kitchen on Mothers Day. I picked this recipe as one your family can make for you because its so comforting and delicious, yet its not very hard for them to put together, even if they arent very experienced in the kitchen. It can also be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner, depending on which meal works best for your family.
For a Mothers Day brunch alternative, you might love Baked Blueberry French Toast, which your family can assemble the night before and it can bake while you are sleeping in the morning.