All I want for Mother’s Day!

Child drawing of her mother for mother's day

Yep Mother’s Day is almost here!

Let me be as honest as I can be regarding what us mothers really want on this, ‘our’ day.

  • We don’t want to mother. Yep, that’s the truth – ask any mother.
  • We want to be left in bed.
  • We don’t want to hear any theme tune to any cartoon.
  • We want hot coffee; not that lukewarm half ass crap that we drink every other day. We want hot coffee on this ‘our’ day.
  • We want to use the toilet – alone.
  • We want to shower without having to scream “I’m in the goddamn shower”,“I said no”,” I am in the shower!”
  • We would love a dinner handed to us, all chopped up and ready to go with our favourite wine – mmm drink to go with it.

  • We want to be able to talk on the phone without sounding like we have multiple personalities; “Oh yeah that sounds great. Stop. I SAID STOP. Yeah go on. Oh wow good for. If you touch that one more time you’ll go on the step! Go on I’m listening, where were ya? Put it down I said!”
  • We want to be able to swear – without spelling it out or covering our mouths as soon as we let ‘it’ slip. Sometimes you need a good f**kin’ swearing session to stress your feelings.
  • We want to let Daddy wonder what that brown stain is?
  • We want to give ‘the wheels on the bus’, ‘Twinkle twinkle’ and all those ‘wonderful’ songs a miss.
  • We want to watch ‘Netflix’ without a chorus of “Oooh what’s new so mam on that…here and I show ya …let’s watch it together”
  • We want to eat the chocolate (which our husbands hurriedly brought in Tesco) alone. We don’t want to see sets of tiny eyes watching and waiting (or in our house) grabbing, fighting and shoving for their share.
  • We want to relax. No breaking up fights, no wrestling, no farting competitions, or burping ones for that matter and sure as hell no ‘pile-up’ on mammy.
  • We want to stroll around the shops without tantrums, sh!t fits, meltdowns and “Can I’s?”
  • We want to go in the car without repeating “Keep your hands to yourself now, good boys!”, “Ahh ahh, no hitting.”
  • We want to let Daddy wonder where that smell is coming from?

We want all this, I’m pretty sure…but here’s the kicker: (like most mothers) if I were left alone, I’d miss all the chaos, all the mess and all my boys…what I’d be happy with is a sleep in on Sunday morning – hint hint darling Hubby, Ethan, J and my little dictator D!

Happy Mother’s Day to you all. May the lie-in be long, the coffee warm, the wine cold and the kids entertained – by Daddy!

This article was originally published on FamilyfriendlyHQ

About the Author

Geraldine Renton
Geraldine Renton lives in Galway city with her husband and three young sons. Life changed dramatically for Geraldine and her family back in 2008 when her eldest son, Ethan, was diagnosed with a life limiting condition known as Hunter Syndrome. Looking for an outlet for herself mainly, Geraldine began taking regular creative writing classes. In 2015, she wrote her first article which MummyPages published. Since then, she has continued to have her articles published all over the world. Geraldine writes openly and honestly about life with Ethan, often finding humour where others would neglect to look. You can also find plenty of Geraldine’s childhood stories throughout her website ( In 2016 her blog “It’s Me & Ethan” won Best New Blog (2016), awarded by the Irish Bloggers Association. Geraldine continues to write regularly, not only on her own website but also for others. She is also writing a book! She has a non-fiction short story with ‘The One Million Project’, a global network of writers and illustrators coming together to publish a book in aid of different charities in the UK. The book is due for publication at the end of this year. When she’s not writing, Geraldine is a keen photographer and enjoys life with all her boys. She tells The Galway Eye she knows far too much about LEGO NINJAGO, Minecraft and how to burp on demand [*raises eyebrows* – Ed.] She possibly [no doubt about it – Ed.] has a Netflix addiction and recently became part of the Stream Team UK and Ireland for Netflix, running a Facebook page all about Netflix. Her motto in life is a lot like Ferris Bueller’s – enjoy the littlest of moments for they are the moments that make up a lifetime of memories.

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