Practically every blog or news web site that you visit today will send across one message: Happy Mother’s Day! I will not go against it – because I believe that this day should be taken seriously and that we should honor mothers (including ourselves) with the utmost respect. However, I will also not go with the flow – I will not write a post about my musings on the significance of Mother’s Day.
Instead, I will write a list. You know, one of those things that we mothers seem to always have around. We have grocery shopping lists, to do lists for the children, to do lists for the house, and so on and so forth. The kind of list that I have in mind right now is quite different, though, and it’s geared towards moms. So, mommies out there, read up!
Let’s say you were given one day (or a week) to take a break from everything that you do daily. You do not have to worry about the kids – they will be taken care of excellently. You do not have to worry about your husband – somehow, he’ll be okay. You do not have to worry about your job – you are to be given time off (paid!). What would you want to do?
While this would probably not be happening to me anytime soon, I thought it would be a fun exercise in day dreaming. Here’s my list.
1. Go to a beach resort with modern enough facilities but without too many people around.
I’d want to spend at least a day just enjoying the sun, the sand, and the sea. I would want to spend it alone with a good book and drink some refreshing drinks while enjoying the warmth of the sun. I would want to end the day with a soothing massage and go to bed totally relaxed.
2. Attend a cooking class.
I’d want to learn new things. Some programs are offered for a single day – even less – and there are programs (such as those offered in Thailand and Vietnam) for a week. I would love to learn the real deal in terms of cuisine from these countries.
3. Spend the whole day in the spa.
Get a massage that lasts for hours, use the sauna, get a foot spa, have a manicure/pedicure – the list can go on and on. While some people take the spa for granted, full time moms (not to mention working moms) rarely have this opportunity.
Now, why don’t you tell me what’s on your list?