I love the concept of Mother's Day. I really do, but does any of us really and truly get all of the things that we want on that Sunday?
OK, the macaroni necklaces are awesome (not kidding,) but most moms still end up cooking/cleaning/being the disciplinarian/changing a diaper or two. And what about all of you single moms out there? You deserve Double-Super-Secret Mother's Day even more.
During my first year of blogging I remember seeing this on someone's blog. A day that we moms really took care of ourselves...especially if you still have very young children or are single. Here are the rules:
- You can't do this on actual Mother's Day because usually your kids will want to do things for you. That's OK. Let it happen and enjoy it. OH! And don't get disappointed when you still have to change a diaper. That's what DSSMD is for.
- Choose a day either during the week when the kids are in school or on a weekend that you can ship the kids to a friend or family member. Just tell them that you have errands to run. (It's kinda true.) Take a vacation day if you work and leave the kids in daycare.
- Plan your day alone with your favorite book or magazine as your only pal. Or schedule it with a truly great friend. Whatever is going to make you relax!
- Treat yourself to a mani/pedi/facial/massage. Or go out to lunch. Or to a chick flick. Or laying on a blanket in the park reading that book. Or shopping (window, or the more expensive variety, whatever is in your budget.) The key here is to do one, or two, or a dozen things that you usually don't/can't/won't do with your kids in tow.
- Try to preplan all of the days details so you'll be totally free. Does that mean your kids might have McDonalds for dinner that night? Maybe, but easy and relaxed (For YOU) is the goal of the day.
- THE KEY HERE IS THAT NO ONE BUT YOU KNOWS THAT IT IS DSSMD.
So schedule it and follow through. You deserve it, Mom!
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