I have partnered with Crocs to talk about what moms really want for Mother’s Day. Come #FindYourFun with Crocs.
Looks like Mother’s Day snuck up on us again. It’s like a Prius. We should put a box of Tic-Tacs on it to give us a heads up! All year long I am responsible for the gift giving in our home but on this one special day, Craig is in charge and usually he is left feeling lost. So to the men out there, here’s a little cheat sheet for what moms really want for Mother’s Day.
We Want to Drink a Cup of Coffee Without Reheating it.
That’s right. Odds are our kids will be in college before we experience this hot coffee phenomenon. Bonus points if we get to indulge in more than three pages of a magazine while drinking it because, multitasking always.
We Want to Lay Down Just ONCE Without Being Needed.
There is something about a mother’s body going horizontal that sends off a signal to all children that they URGENTLY need things. Help finding lost shoes, a cuddle, a referee, crayons, help finding a book order, string cheese. The list goes on and on and gets stranger as we go.
We Want To Pee Alone.
(I’ve purposely spared you the illustrative photo for this one. You’re welcome.)
But seriously, is that asking too much? In this house, the answer is usually YES. If they gave out badges along the way in motherhood I would have earned the “gone to the bathroom while balancing a sleeping baby” badge as well as the “peed while holding a kicking toddler who refused to be put down” badge. Guessing I’m not alone?
We Want to Cuddle Our Favorite Tiny Humans.
That’s right, we still want to be needed. Confusing, right? Time and place. Place preferably the couch, Time on a Saturday morning. Those tiny humans are just so snuggly and cute! Excuse me while I go squeeze Blake. Also, this is the ONLY time I can ever actually say I woke up like this!
We Want Cute Shoes That People Ask Us About.
Truth. Perhaps a bit vain, but true. It’s nice to get compliments. And men, sorry but 90% of the time we are not dressing for you. We are dressing for ourselves and the women who get our style. You know who you are ladies!
I showed up to a conference the other day and decided to wear my new Crocs Isabella sandals for the drive. They were so comfy I wore them the next day while taking a tour of a local farm. Then to a photo styling workshop. I would have worn them the entire time had there not been a fancy dinner to go to. But I thought about it for a bit.
No fewer than 20 people asked me about these shoes over the course of a few days.
“Where are your jelly sandals from?”
“I love those shoes!”
“Who makes those? They’re cute”
“Oh, those sandals! Where did you get them”
And on and on. Nearly every time I said they’re Crocs I got this head tilted to the side, open mouth look of shock. Yep, Crocs now makes absolutely adorable shoes that women like me who are usually all Tory Burch flats (please and thank you) want to wear. .
By the time I got around to taking photos of my lady killer sandals I was worried they wouldn’t look so great because, duh I had worn them on a farm to pick vegetables, to the beach, to a baseball field and around my kids which historically speaking means they should have been trashed.
BUT THEY WERE NOT!
BECAUSE THEY ARE AWESOME!
And of course…
We Want to Kiss You and Say Thank You.
Yes you over there, the goofy guy our kids call Best Dad Ever for throwing them up in the air and chasing them while we cook three different meals in an effort to get everyone to eat dinner. You.
Mother’s Day is a day that we as moms want to look around and think, well perhaps we might be doing it right! The children could possibly grow up to be contributing citizens and not require years of therapy to undo our parenting. And the thought that after all of the craziness, we love you and you still love us is the best gift of all. You know, besides messy kid art, sloppy kid kisses and CUTE SHOES!