Friday, May 8, 2009

What Moms Want

When I was younger I used to ask my mom what she wanted for Mother's Day- or any other occasion - and her answer was always the same.
Clean your room and don't fight.
I think I recall rolling my eyes more than once, and heading out to buy her a really GOOD present. Like a mood ring. Or a chia pet.

Sorry Mom.

How far I have come.







25 comments:

Tay said...

My mom always says - oh nothing. just call me.

So I call her, but I always feel like it's never enough, so sometimes I'll get her something that she loves, like a new decorative pitcher for her collection. I don't know. It's interesting to try to figure it out, even now that I'm a mom. Because - shocker - I don't want anything!

Annette Lyon said...

Amen!

Cherie said...

Have a Happy Mothers Day :D

goddessdivine said...

Ha! I like the 2nd to last one.

Happy mother's day!

Lucy said...

Love the sayings! We should make a list and post them of all the things mothers said to us. And we'd probably all have the same list.

Jennifer said...

No capes, no capes! You'll get sucked into an airplane or something. lol

I keep telling the kids they could wash my car for Mothers' day. Nobody's taken me up on it yet. darn

Lara said...

I was crushed when I found out there was no Good Housekeeping Fairy. Sad day indeed. :)

Yep. No fighting and clean rooms and I will be ecstatic!

Loralee and the gang... said...

How true is that! I think that my idea of a perfect day would be no fighting between my kids, picking up after themselves, and making & cleaning up after dinner. Nothing else would be necessary. But I NEVER would have understood that as a kid, never.
Have a happy Mother's Day!
:~D

Jan the crazy lady said...

Happy Mother's Day Randi. Put your feet up at least once this weekend :)

Jillybean said...

I asked for the exact same thing for Mother's day.

I also asked for that for my birthday, Christmas, Valentine's day, Memorial day, Vetrans' day and Arbor day.

You would think that they would get the hint.


The second flair doesn't work for me. My oldest is at least 4 inches taller than me.

Heidi Ashworth said...

I'm pretty sure your mom understands (you know, about the mood ring and the chia pet). :)

Lauren said...

Someone please tell me! What do mom's want?

Vern said...

My mom used to say the same thing and I thought she was kidding. Now I ask for the same thing, with a side of fries. And a root beer. And so help me if I have to clean up any of the messes they make while serving me breakfast in bed....

Dave said...

i was gonna get nat a mood ring. are you saying that's a bad idea?

what about straight forks?

the MomBabe said...

Oh my gosh. Clean rooms and no screaming sounds downright CELESTIAL at the moment.

Lee said...

Now that I'm a "grown-up" my mom only want's pictures of us and our kids. My answer to my kids is for somebody ELSE to do the dishes for once!

Kimberly said...

I can't wait till my kids are old enough to have the second to last one quoted at them . . .

mormonhermitmom said...

AMEN!

Whitney said...

I love the super hero one. Because mom's really are super heroes!
Happy Mother's Day on Sunday :)

Emmy said...

I won't be able to use the height one for long as my kids will be taller than me before I know it. :) Very cute though

Sue said...

My Mom's dream in life was to have the whole house clean at the same time. BORING is what we thought. Now (at 85) she has a woman come clean for her and I do her laundry and change her sheets every week. But What Do I Get For Her For Mother's Day?????
Love the Flair BTW!

Laura said...

That is some great flair, my favorite is the ask not one. I just saw a great example of a classic mother's day gift, http://www.whataboutmomblog.com/2009/05/08/petulance-preserved/

No Cool Story said...

"Clean your room"
Every.single.day.


Ah my poor Mom, she suffered so much with me...but I was worth it, right? ;)

Nancy Face said...

You were birthed by a VERY smart mom! :)

Yvonne said...

I'm going to steal the "ask not what your mother can do for you" button ; )

Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.