Mommy's Ultimate Holiday Wish List

If you're even vaguely considering buying the mom in your life yet another pair of memory foam slippers or a coffee mug, stop now. Don't do that. Unless she's blatantly asked for a $10 or under present from a big box store, don't add to her stockpile of yard sale-worthy crap. Instead, get her something she'll really appreciate off the following mommy's holiday wish list.

The chance to savor one cup of freshly brewed, hot from the pot (not the microwave) coffee.

coffee

 

A long hot bath. Better yet, one week of uninterrupted short, hot showers long enough to permit the shaving of legs and conditioning of hair.

shower

 

Fifteen minutes of silence every morning for a month.

serenitynow

 

Eight continuous hours of solid sleep.

sleep

 

Ten songs on the playlist that don’t include lyrics listing colors, shapes or numbers.

kidsmusic

 

The ability to watch one movie all the way through without pausing for a diaper change, a feeding, play time, story time, or “look at me for the hell of it” time.

naptime

 

Uninterrupted phone conversations with my loved ones for one week.

phonecall

 

Time to have sex and the energy to actually enjoy it.

SexTonight

 

A day without laundry. Just. One. Day.

laundry

 

To know what it feels like to lounge about in beautiful clothes and have your perfectly manicured children presented to you for playtime before once again being whisked away to be changed, fed and wrangled to nap and bed by a paid professional.

nanny