What mums REALLY want on Mother's Day…

Happy Mother's Day to all us hard-working (I needn't have said that; being a mother implies you are hard-working!) mums. I know today isn't going to be all that different from yesterday, or the day before, or any day since baby/ies were born; you will still have nappies to change, hungry tummies to feed and tantrums to tolerate. But it's still nice to know there's a day in YOUR name. Acknowledging the one role everyone – including your own kid – takes for granted. And receiving a special gift won't hurt (I've already got mine: a paper-flower and a card Little Man made for me at nursery). BEST GIFT EVER.

And then there are a few things that ALL mothers would love. Such as…


What mums really want on Mother's Day


  • Uninterrupted sleep. The 8-9 hours at a stretch kind. With no wakings in between,  pottering around the kitchen at 3 am heating up milk.


Word - exhausted


  • Peace and quiet. No 'why's the grass green?' or 'what's that noise?' or 'who's that man' type of questions every other minute. No screaming toddler who doesn't want to leave the park. And please, for one day, no 'Wheels on the goddamn bus'!



  • Respect and appreciation. Mums are taken for granted more often than not because even a two-year-old realises that she will always be there. To eventually comfort/hug/kiss/cuddle. But it would be SO AWESOME if those little brats listened to us the first time around. Or just listened to us.

    mother meme

  • No judgement.'She went back to work when her baby was only six months! How could she?"She's a stay-at-home-mum. She doesn't need to juggle work and baby"She formula-fed her baby'Motherhood is tough enough, and we're all doing the best we can. We don't need judgements/criticism please.


  • More hours in a day. 24 hours is just never enough with a baby/toddler. Even though you're awake for 18 of those hours! Case in point: I'm writing this post at 2 am!


  • A REAL getaway. ALONE. With no husband or kids (he needs to look after the kids, correct?). Books, box-sets and Facebook are allowed. For a week… Nah, we'll miss our li'l munchkins, we emotional hormonal mums! Ok, a day will do fine. A WHOLE day with no frantic 'Where are the band-aids kept?' or 'Where is the red compartment of the toy train?' kind of texts from husband dearest!


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61 Responses

  1. ohmummymia

    too tired to give a shit! exactly! I dream about a nice peaceful day which I can spend in a bed:D thanks for sharing your post on #GlobalBlogging

    • Nicole

      Ah, isn't a day alone spent in bed something ALL mums want?! Father's, take note…

  2. Talya

    Yes to all of this! Liklihood of it actually happening…hmmmm probably quite sleep. PS I literally laughed out loud at the notion of being exhaustipated! Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub lovely xoxo

    • Nicole

      Yes, sadly the likelihood of all (or any) of this happening is… zilch:( 
      PS: Love the exhaustipated phrase too!!!

  3. mums' army

    Ha ha love this! I only said to my other half the other day I dont want chocolates, wine or flowers for Mothers Day I just want time.  I told him to put a voucher in the card saying he would take the children to his mum and dads for the day so I could have a saturday all to myself.  Not to catch up on cleaning, toy sorting, clothes sorting, washing, ironing and other chores I normally do when i have 'me' time but a day to watch t.v, read a book, go shopping for pleasure not for groceries and just be alone – he even said he might stay overnight so it's going to be a fantastic mothers day for me! xx #coolmumclub

  4. Bridie By The Sea

    Exhaustipation!! I love it 🙂 I am with you here – a sleep trained toddler and just a bit of peace and quiet pleeease. Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day. Thanks for linking up to #dreamteam x

  5. One Messy Mama

    That REAL getaway sounds heavenly!! We shouldn't feel guilty wanting to even leave our husbands behind – should we 🙂 … Oh if I could have a hotel room for just one night … All to myself! WOW! #globalblogging

    • Nicole

      No… I think it's fair if we get an ENTIRE day to ourselves, to do WHATEVER we wished… husbands can babysit;) 

  6. Wendy

    Wow you are dedicated writing a blog post at 2am! Yes to a day of peace, I would love that.  I did have a lovely mother's day with my family though, hope you did too. Thanks for linking up to #BlogCrush xx

    • Nicole

      I wish it were dedication Wendy, but it's more a case of poor time management:( And being a compulsive Mombie!!! lol

  7. absolutely prabulous

    How lame of me. I can't actually think of anything I want for Mother's Day really. I think ANY form of surprise be it flowers, a getaway, a restaurant meal booked. #coolmumclub

    • Nicole

      smiley Guess you have very good kids then, who give you the peace, quiet and time-off;) Hahaha, but a getaway or a nice restaurant meal is welcome too! Thanks for popping over…

  8. Mrs Mummy Harris

    For Mothers Day I wanted rest and decent food. I got both!!! but what id really want is a summer holiday but with a baby that doesnt happen,. same old day, different location! #coolmumclub

  9. chickenruby

    3 of our 5 children remembered mothers day when i was in the UK on my last trip. All i want is for them to remember without me having to hint, something child 5 forgets about until prompted and sends a fb message at the 11th hour #itsok

  10. Helen Copson

    I propose an #ItsOK co-host getaway – girls weekend at a spa!

    Failing that I want a day of not hearing "Mummmmeeeee" every three seconds. #ItsOK

  11. Jennie

    Great post. I think mine would have to be to just go out. To be able to just get in the car and go. Somewhere. Anywhere. No wrestling kids into car seats. No "I need to toilet" just as I switch the engine on. No wondering if I've got everything that everyone could possibly need – and then realising too late that I've forgotten something.
    Just to be able to get in my car and drive. On my own.


    • Nicole

      Yes, that is indeed a freedom we took for granted pre-kids. Going anywhere now needs planning and time management!

  12. Sophie Holmes

    I would absolutely love the house to myself for a whole day with no chores to do so that I can lay on the sofa all day and watch films.

  13. Helen

    I agree fully with all of these! Especially the not enough hours in the day one – where do they go?! For mother’s day I think I need a time turner – I’d just keep going back to the four hours where both children were asleep 😂 #ItsOK

    • Nicole

      We crave for a long break, but I manage to miss my son even on a girl's night out!!! But a spa day away would be lovely…

  14. Tracey Carr

    Wow you have nailed this one! There is very little I can add to this list. The only thing I can think of that I would like is to either go out to eat on Mother's Day or have dinner cooked for me. I really don't mind as long as I can have my food handed to me that day. That would be lovely. Oh and by the way I have never come across the word 'exhaustipated' before but it could fast become my favourite word ever! #itsok

    • Nicole

      I'm always exhaustipated now – love the word too!
      Dinner served rather than having to make it – ultimate dream.
      Thanks for the lovely comment.

  15. Jacqui

    OK, can I just have ALL of this? I don't mean to be greedy or anything 🙂 … I don't think I've slept 8-9 hours in 7 years!!!! That would just seem surreal, to be honest! Oh, and that getaway… That is my secret fantasy, I am NOT ashamed to admit it!!!! This is the perfect list…. It's like a bucket list for moms!

    • Nicole

      Bucket list for moms – hahaha, true.
      Go ahead Jacqui, be greedy, we all deserve to be… #itsok!

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