The oft-repeated phrase, “Motherhood is hard, yo.” can be heard loud and clear in the blogging world.
Posts and articles are popping up, where “humor” bloggers are writing lists of what they really want, which includes, pooping in peace, and “leave me the eff alone” coupons.
These posts make me sick to the stomach.
I understand humor. I understand sarcasm.
But I don’t understand the vitriol and bitterness these bloggers have towards their children, and motherhood. I get it, it’s hard, it’s challenging, we need a sense of humor to get through it. There is a way to be funny without being vulgar.
I don’t do funny well, so I’ll just do honest.
Here’s my counter-list to what I really want for Mother’s Day (and every day, really).
For the mothers
1. I wish for pregnant mothers to have access to maternal health services. Organizations like CleanBirth.org ensure that. With just $5, you can save two lives in Laos (which has one of the highest maternal and infant mortality rates).
2. I wish for all mothers to feel special – whether it’s breakfast in bed, or a long hot bath alone, or a special spa day.
3. I wish for all mothers to hear “I love you”, and “thank you”.
For the children
4. I wish for children worldwide to have a Shot@Life. Nicole of Sisters from Another Mister is raising money for this amazing cause. $20 can save a life!
5. I wish for my children to have a good day. By extension, I’ll have a good day. Win-win.
6. I wish to have a couple of hours to write, then the rest of the day to be with my family. I wouldn’t mind some cake either. And I can always do with some hugs and cuddles.
7. I wish to never read anymore badly written posts about how awful motherhood is (note to self: do not click on every Facebook link).
Happy Mother’s Day, my mother friends!
What’s your Mother’s Day wish?
* This is not a sponsored post for Cleanbirth.org or Shot@Life. I just really, really believe in those causes.