I’m a fan of the mamas in the book Mother of all Meltdowns.
I’m not sure what that makes me. A Mother Lover? A Meltdownian? Anyway, I’m honored to host one of the co-authors of the book, Janine Huldie, at Coach Daddy today. I don’t want to take up too much space here.
I’m definitely infringing upon her graphic and her guest post.
You should make sure to check out Janine’s Confessions of a Mommyaholic. J does it all – hops, product reviews, and recipes (yes, I noticed). Today, she’s here to talk about that holy grail of holy grails – the mom’s holiday wish list.
We fellas better listen up.
8 essentials on a mama’s holiday wish list
This is a no-brainer.
Seriously from the time I was so very pregnant with my first, I remembered hearing from other mothers that I better get my sleep now. Well, I am here to say that it is almost 5 years later for me and I still not getting as much sleep as I would like.
Whether it is a bad dream from one of my girls, someone getting sick during the night, my husband snoring or that I just can’t plain sleep, I truly would love Santa to let the sandman give me just one good night’s sleep now.
Hey, I am only asking for one. Seriously would love more, but just to start with one would be heavenly and think most moms would agree!
2. Hot Meals
I never realized before I had kids how much tastier a meal was when it was hot or actually fresh and not sitting waiting for me to eat, while I get everyone else their meals or sit down to take that first bit and have one of my kids need something, like go to the bathroom right at that very moment.
Santa, hook a mama up and let me have a hot and fresh meal this Christmas season without interruption just this once and I will be forever grateful.
See the meal doesn’t even have to be the best or most tasty, just a normal, nice, quiet meal is all I and most mothers would ask for!
3. No more whining/crying/temper tantrums
I admit I always wanted girls and felt I was more of a girl mom. Sorry, but I was a girly girl growing up and even though I was boy crazy as a teen (yes my own mom could vouch for this), I still was not as prepared as I should of for the constant meltdowns, tantrums and whining.
Jeez, it isn’t even 10 a.m. and I lost count of all the tears that have been shed.
So, I would love even one hour a day for the next week where my crazy, little princesses are just quiet and content. Again not too much to ask, I have been so good this year! And think other moms would agree that they too could live without the constant drama.
4. Night out on the town without the kids
This one goes along with number 2 just slightly, but seriously I forget the last time a meal out, I had that didn’t involve Friendly’s, Burger King or McDonald’s (We are so classy), but still I would just love a few hours alone with my husband to eat and drink out in a non-kid friendly establishment to be able to hold an adult conversation for longer than 2 minutes at a time.
A movie before or after this meal would be a bonus if you thought I was extra good (I think I was!). Santa, think this is something that moms everywhere could also use.
5. Being able to eat whatever you want for 24 hours and not gaining a pound!
Gone are days when I could eat that extra cookie or piece of pie or enjoy a cocktail during the holidays and not look like I was four months pregnant the next day from the water retention.
Seriously, you give birth to two kids and suddenly your middle section expands whenever you even eye that extra slice or glass of wine.
What I wouldn’t give for 24 hours where I could eat or drink to my content and not pay for it the very next day in extra water weight that I get to carry around. Santa, I know, you are content being pleasantly plump, but I, my friend, am not!
So, please hook us moms up on this!
6. No more messes: Self-cleaning house
No one ever told me how gross a family bathroom could get after potty training two little girls or having a husband, who is just so a guy in the bathroom. This is just the tip of the iceberg though and I am not joking that I have nightmares many nights about cleaning up after everyone.
Don’t get me wrong, my husband does try to help, but still, my house right this very minute yet again happens to look like Toys R Us just exploded in my living room from two tiny terrors playing with all their toys that are indeed fit for a princess.
So, how about giving me a self-cleaning house for 24 hours?
I would love to not have to get down on my hands and knees for a day to clean up the mess that my double trouble think it fit for me to indeed clean daily. Come on, I think this is totally doable for moms everywhere!
7. More hours in the day to get everything done
Alright come on I have complained all year about not even being able to find an hour a day to read and I finally was able to read two books the last few weeks and then got extra busy again with work and having trouble finding that extra time again, so please even if you could add a half hour a day for a week, I would be ever so grateful, because I really just don’t have enough time in the day to work, take care of my family, myself and find free time, too.
8. More books to read for moms everywhere and make it be that all moms and moms-to-be get to read The Mother of All Meltdowns
Come on Santa, you know that if you can’t give us everything that is on our list, then a book that makes all moms feel like they aren’t alone and that other moms have indeed been there in their shoes at one point or another would be a welcome gift. To get yours, please click here and look below for more information on this, as well!
Speaking of awesome writer moms … I’m honored to be a guest writer for Marcia at Menopausal Mother today! The subject matter is crucial of course – how to tell if your kid’s coach is a schmuck. Come check it out!