Friday, May 08, 2009

What I'd Really Like for Mother's Day

To be honest, I'm not sure how often my husband reads my blog (can't understand why, knowing how glowingly I always speak of him!). But darling, in case you're reading this, I'd like to tell you what I'd like most for Mother's Day.

* A clutter-free basement. We have more STUFF than we could ever use in this life. Much of it COULD be used by other families. And I'd really, really love to have a basement space where the kids could go and play this summer. The use of a dumpster for a whole day. Maybe we can have a garage sale, and use the money to pay for berber carpet!

* A well-ordered yard. I'd love some easy-care, low-maintenance shrubs in the front garden -- perhaps some cedar chips to keep down the weeds -- around an elevated bed. Plus all the boards and debris from your last building project oh-so-many-years-ago to permanently disappear from the back yard. And the children's pool set up in time for summer. And the dog fence fixed.

* Eight hours of uninterrupted sleep, for a whole week. Which means you would have your bedtime routine done, and ready for bed, no later than 10 p.m.

* The rest of my kitchen painted. I think this is going to be my Mother's Day present to myself this Saturday.

What's your favorite Mother's Day wish?


Leticia said...

I would like to adopt Margaret Mary, a wonderful 6 year old girl with Down syndrome up for adoption on Reece's Rainbow website.
A tall order, but you have to see her!

Heidi Hess Saxton said...

Oh, man. Now I feel SOOOO selfish!

Happy Mother's Day!