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My birthday falls very close to Mother’s Day –sometimes it’s even on Mother’s Day.
Terrible planning on the part of my co-creators who pretty much assured that I’d be receiving a joint birthday/Mother’s Day gift every year after having kids of my own.
I further went on to muck it up when I insisted that my wedding take place in the exact same month meaning, I actually get one of those Mother’s Day/birthday/anniversary gifts from my spouse, although in his defense he does nearly go broke trying to prove that he really cares individually about each one of those events.
This year, as I celebrate a monumental birthday, there is truly only one thing on my list: a weekend in Las Vegas with tickets to see Magic Mike Live with my BFF.
I mean, seriously, you only turn 30 once!
And years ago, when that happened, I was saddled with a still nursing 1 year old who wasn’t trying to hear Mommy is going out of town for the weekend.
Plus, Magic Mike wasn’t even a thing back then.
I texted him my wish list (weekend hotel stay at the Venetian, round trip ticket to Las Vegas, ticket to Magic Mike Live) last week and his response was basically…
I feel like that’s a no.
Because I’m not one to push (lol, kidding, I am totally one to push, but the way my bank account is set up, this is probably one I need to go ahead and NOT push on), I let it go and told him instead I will sacrifice my dream trip and even accept a combined birthday/anniversary/Mother’s Day gift if he goes ahead and gets me a Roomba.
Because I can not anymore.
The dog hair is taking over my life and I have become obsessed with sweeping it.
It’s this new house.
I thought dark floors would be so fabulous and then we moved and I realized that maybe they would be if we didn’t also have a blond dog.
It’s like I come home everyday and she exploded in here.
Hair. Is. Everywhere. And I can seeeeeee it.
Drive me freaking nuts.
So I want a robot to vacuum for me so I can spend my days doing something other than vacuuming.
If you’re fortunate enough to have one of these magical gifts, or if you don’t have a dog that sheds it’s body hair over every square inch of your existence, perhaps one of these cool items is a better match for you this Mother’s Day.
15 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Your Mom Might Really Want
A light up makeup mirror. For the mom who likes to glam up, but needs a little extra light these days.
A sweet bag. Because seriously, all moms like sweet bags. Especially big ones they can keep all of their kids’ junk inside.
A desktop garden. For the mom who enjoys flexing her green thumb in small doses.
A pretty bangle. For your adventure loving mama who hasn’t clamped down her wanderlust just because of a couple of kid saddle bags.
A wine saving carafe. Because, though rare, sometimes mom doesn’t finish off the whole bottle of wine once she pops the cork. Look, it’s four glasses, okay? That’s all there is in a bottle.
An elephant ring holder. It’s a pretty way to keep her rings safe while she washes the dirty dishes.
A cute cosmetics bag. So mom can keep all of her makeup and brushes corralled instead of all over the sink in the bathroom.
Fuji Instax. A fun instant camera that is a reminder of the good old days. I love printing the photos and taping them to the fridge.
A glass dome. So she can cover up that cake she’s serving at her next get together. Perfect for moms who enjoy stylish entertaining.
Cast iron casserole dish. For moms who like to throw down at dinner time.
Mr. Tea Pot. For 80s moms who enjoys a spot of tea and pities the fool who tries to interrupt it.
Llama tee. For the llama loving mama who’s not here for the drama.
Constellation necklace. You can choose her zodiac sign.
A funky watch. For chill days when she’s wearing her favorite leggings and kicks.
An insulated picnic bag. So mom can pack her best snacks for your picnics.