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What She Doesn’t Want for a Quarantine Mother’s Day—One Moore Thing

I have written blogs in the past, during those charming good ‘ol May days about “what she really wants for Mother’s Day” and the ideas were just so cute, filled with things like “brunch at a restaurant,” and “let her go to a coffee shop alone.” So cute. 

Oh, how those sweet naïve days seem so long ago. 

Let’s just say the expectations of pretty much everything in life have significantly lowered. We recently went for a drive after a drive by birthday party and ate snacks in our car by the water in downtown Annapolis and my 13-year old said, “That was really fun.” I appreciate that we have new levels of fun now. 

I think it is safe to say that none of us mommas are expecting a really “fun and exciting” Mother’s Day. Family members you are off the hook in making any type of reservation of any type of anything outside of the house. She actually is expecting very little. 2020 feels like the year of continuously lowering the bar. So, I think the better plan is to think of the things that she DOES NOT instead of the things that she does. 

Here is what she doesn’t want this year: 

1. To Discipline Anyone. Please for the love of everything, get along. Don’t make us tell you no or to stop fighting or to leave your brother alone because peace is really the one thing we want for one whole day out of the whole entire year. Please. I’m actually not too proud to beg for this. 

2. To Be the Teacher. The fun thing about eLearning at our schools is that the assignments are due on Sundays. FUN. It’s great for our kids to learn to procrastinate for a few more days so their assignments are like dark clouds hovering over our weekends (not that weekends are really even a thing anymore but still). We don’t want to have to remind anyone to finish their work or to review their work or to try to pretend that we understand geometry and that it is useful in adult life or to find glue for the diorama or really to teach them anything at all. We need a day. Kids, this week everything is due on Saturday. And if it is not done that is on you. We are off on Sunday. And we want those teachers who we have never missed or loved more to get a beyond deserved day off too. 

3. To Not Be Woken Up. Let us sleep. Maybe we want to stay in bed with a book and Netflix for a really long time, perhaps all day. Leave us. We promise we are not lonely, we are in fact, gloriously happy doing this. Promise. 

4. To Not Work. We need a day off. A real one. No emails. No calls. No stress please. We will only be texting memes to our friends. We deserve it. 


6. To Not Clean Up. WE ARE OVER THIS THE MOST. If you make us cards that is lovely and thoughtful but you have to put away the art supplies and the lids on the markers for the love. If you want to do a “delicious” breakfast in bed, that is so sweet. However, please please please clean up the kitchen when you are done. This is the most important step of all. And while you are at it, please feel free to clean the house- KNOCK YOURSELVES OUT! Most of all, don’t make us remind you to clean anything up or put anything away. 

It is a simple list really. And if these items are followed, I promise you this will go down as epic, and one of the best Mother’s Days ever for all time. We get one day. ONE. And anytime we have to remind anyone to do anything it takes our joy level down a notch. We already have to do that, all day, every day for YEARS. 

Give us this don’t list and we will absolutely love you all the more for it. Promise. Flowers are nice but peace is the queen bee of all gifts. Champagne wouldn’t really hurt either. 

Happy Mother’s Day Mommas…

Katie has a book out that is a collection of quotes and mic drops to embrace your inner warrior. “Girl Power” is available on Amazon and is the perfect gift for all the warriors in your world. You can find out more details and book signing info on her instagram @katieyackleymoore. Endless thanks for reading. Xo

To read more blogs by Katie Moore click here.

MooreFam SKatie Yackley Moore is a freelance writer, real estate agent, yoga instructor and a momma of four navigating life and a separation and finding herself in the process. She adores coffee shops, laughing until it hurts and impromptu dance parties. Her work has appeared on Scary Mommy, Mamalode and HuffPost Parents. She has published a journal entitled “Dream a Bigger Dream” and the children’s books “You Are a Warrior” and “We are Family” and just finished her first novel. Catch up with her between tea breaks at The Naked Momma and on Facebook.

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