Alex has asked me several times if I have any desires for Mother’s Day.
Like so many moms, I think it would be great to have a day with all the benefits of motherhood (children’s hugs, “You’re the greatest”, etc.) and none of the work. Let me complete a project, phone call, night’s rest, or a simple thought without interruption. Let the world be at peace. Let it be quiet most of the time. Let it stop raining so that I might plant my garden.
Alas, I know that my husband and child can’t make the impossible a reality.
They could lavish me with gifts. I would love:
a chicken weather vane
garden statuary – a dog or gargoyle would be fun
framing for my Joachim Knill polaroid
a new lens for my camera
something cute to wear
Or, they could address the practical needs:
replace the garage door opener
hang the bat house that has resided in the garage for three years
build the patio
add a rain barrel to the garage
What are you making, procuring, or requesting for a Mother’s Day gift?