Yesterday was a sad, emotionally draining day. This morning was a rough one with my daughter. (IE: She said she wishes she could have “normal parents” and not one like me who yells and makes her feel bad all the time). I cannot take one more single little awful thing, and my frown can’t get any bigger. So – fuck all of that, here is something I wrote last year for mother’s day that makes me smile. Hope it has the same effect for you:
All I Want for Mother’s Day
By: Amanda @ WriteintheWrongWay
I work all day then come home to cook,
It’s not done yet kid… go read a book.
I clean up dinner and wash the dishes,
Trying desperately to be a good little Mrs.
I wipe down the counters and sweep up the floor
Go watch TV, quit complaining you’re bored!
I wash your clothes and dry some others,
Oh when is there rest for weary mothers?
I give you a shower then get your dessert,
Trying hard not to show that I’m going bizerk!
I make sure you wash up and brush all your teeth,
Counting down the minutes until you’re fast asleep.
I patiently listen as you do your reading,
Only a few pages stand between me and my freedom!
Then finally, “I love you, sweet dreams and goodnight”
Thank you for not putting up a bedtime fight.
Cause you see my dear child, I love you.. I do,
But I also love doing just nothing too.
The peace and the quiet at 8:30 each night,
Gives me the strength I need to love you just right.
I sometimes feel like a slave to this home,
Only wanting to scream please leave me alone!
So this year on Mother’s day I have only one wish,
Please go with J to a lake and catch fish.
Go fly kites, ride your bike, take a long car ride,
Leave Mom in her PJs with a bottle of wine.
Give me a few hours of peace, just me and myself,
No laundry, no dishes, no chores – nothing else!
Skip the breakfast in bed and the dinner for three,
All I want for Mother’s Day – is ME!