Wednesday, May 2, 2012

What Mom Wants for Mother's Day

Is it just me or are retailers totally missing the mark on what moms really want for Mother's Day? Every time I log on to a different website their advertisements are totally in my face and totally making me want to call up the CEO of a majority of these companies.

I mean, come on. In the past two days I have seen ads for kitchen gadgets (because what mom doesn't want to spend more time in the kitchen), fitness dvd's (hey, mom! you could stand to lose some pounds, so here ya go), vacuums (um, honey? you missed a spot...).

Really? When will companies start getting in touch with moms to see what we actually want? In case any companies out there need a push in the right direction, I have come up with a list:

1) 50 Shades of Grey. Alone time reading reading mommy porn? Pour me a glass of Merlot and lock the kids out of my bedroom!

2) Peace and quiet for three hours. No tantrums. Nobody screaming to be nursed. No tears. No cleaning. No cooking. Nothing but me for three glorious hours. And perhaps with #1 above...

3) A maid. Want to say thank you for my hard work? Hire me a maid the day before Mother's Day. That would show me some love right there. Bonus points if said maid comes while I am enjoying three hours of alone time.

4) A mini-vacay. A cottage on the beach. A bed & breakfast. Either one of those is fine with me. Just a night away with my husband for some much needed, much overdo alone time.

5) A cute wineglass. Something that makes me smile when I get it out of my cabinet. Nothing with the word "mommy" plastered all over it.

6) A pedicure that is administered by someone other than me. My pedicures consist of me locking my kids out of the bathroom to throw some polish on as fast as possible. This is usually a two day process. Who has time to sit and wait for each coat to dry while three children are pounding at the door?

So, to all the companies out there. Give us moms what we really want deserve. Wine. Mommy porn. Silence.


Lin said...

Haha, I hope you get all the things you want for mother's day this year. Especially that wine & reading time :)

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Heather B. said...

A maid.....yep, that!!!

Anti-Supermom said...

I make my own reservations on Mother's Day because I don't want to chance going to someplace I don't want to be or...

say a buffet, ugh.

Perfect list :)

Babes Mami said...

I'm happy to say that my husband has a firm policy against buying me anything practical for occasions. He buys me things that he thinks I need that I would say were frivolous. Like last year I got a nook color for mothers day and 'Santa' brought me a camera and laptop...he's a pretty good pick haha. Although, I did get a kitchenaid mixer because I've wanted one for about 700 years but never wanted to spend the money.

Whoever is buying moms gifts need to check out your list!

Also, good to know I'm not the only one taking three days to do a pedicure. Do you also shave a section each day? I can get maybe knee down one leg one day and the next one the next day.

Kara said...

I hope all dads / partners / kids all read this post!