Laura Mazza is no stranger to saying it like it is. Most recently, she shares her thoughts on “mum duties” on Mother’s Day, demanding a day off from the sucky jobs.
She wants to enjoy her kids and not have to worry about housework, nappies or discipline. Here’s what Laura has to say:
“Although I thoroughly enjoy seeing Mother’s Day gifts marketed as slippers and dressing gowns or cleaning products.
“Because mothers just sit in slippers all day and clean (I know I’m doing this right now… but whatever), it’s not what we want!! It’s not a luxury, it’s every day.
“Actually Mother’s Day for me is what I don’t want. I want an anti Mother’s Day.”
“I want to NOT on Mother’s Day.
- Not to be woken up
- Not to change a nappy
- Not to pick where to eat, not to cook dinner, not to cook.
- Not to clean, not to wear slippers or a nightgown. To be encouraged to dress up nice and go out by myself.
- Not to do any laundry
- Not to break up fights
- Not to watch any Paw Patrol, Peppa Pig, Blippi or anything else kid-related
- Not to be interrupted in the shower
- No complaining
- No guilt
“Actually most mothers don’t want to mother on Mother’s Day. But I do want to be around my children, of course!”
“But if you do gift us, we like:
- Photos of us with our children (take them if you need to, 100s of them)
- A clean house
- Chocolate and wine… lots of both
- Phone calls
- For our partners to be the mother for a day
- Cuddles, lots of them
- Ohhh and a long massage
- And to be told that no matter how insecure we are feeling about our parenting, that we are doing an amazing job and you appreciate us!
“Who’s with me?”
The was originally published on Laura’s blog: Laura Mazza – Mum on the Run and was republished with permission.