Mother's Day Wish List
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Mother's Day Wish List

by Martha Scully

My family hasn't asked me what I want for Mother's Day this year, so I'm posting this wish list so they know. While I posted something similar in 2009, they still haven't gotten the hint!

Firstof all, although very much appreciated, flowers and gifts are not necessary. A nice card, especially hand-made, is perfect. 

But, here is what I would really love, from sun-up to sun-down:

  • Complete silence until I wake at my leisure
  • All electronics put away for the day
  • Someone else walks the dog and feeds her
  • Coffee and the day's Globe & Mail brought to me in bed

  • A myself with no interruptions
  • Breakfast of fruit with good granola and a poached egg made for me
  • My husband and my daughters will weed the front garden while I enjoy my second cup of coffee
  • A leisurely family walk along the ocean after breakfast
  • Lunch on the beach together...a picnic basket with anything in it

  • An afternoon nap, with anyone who wants to join me (I love naps)
  • Spa time with both daughters at home...
  • ...while my husband prepares a seafood dinner
  • Talk to my two sisters on the phone with no interruptions so we can remember our own mother
  • Look at family albums and videos from the past

  • End the day by reading together as a family in bed

That's it...that's all I want. Family, feel free to refer to this list every year!

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Martha Scully
Martha is the founder of Martha has been featured as a Child Care Expert in hundreds of publications across Canada including The Globe and Mail, CBC, Today's Parent and The National Post, She lives in British Columbia with her husband and two daughters.