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Top 10 Wishes for Mother's Day: What Moms Really Want
Jewelry, flowers and chocolates are great, but here's a list of what moms we polled really want for Mother's Day. We've even included some extra-credit tips for overachievers. Or you could go with one mom's response, which pretty much sums it up: "I want a Wonder Woman cape, preferably made out of diamonds, along with the statement: 'You were right about everything, and we'd be lost without you.'"
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Moms think going to sleep when they are tired on Saturday and awakening on their own without the alarm clock or the voice of a child on Sunday is a dream come true. Plus, it's 100 percent free!
Extra credit: Give mom a full night's rest and a nap, preferably in a hammock with a good book and a cold drink.
3. Clean House
Being a mom is stressful, and coming home to a clean house, even if it only lasts 10 minutes, is like a little slice of heaven for us. Hire a professional or, at the very least, get the kids to help pick up around the house.
Extra credit: Purchase a housecleaning package from a coupon site to use throughout the year, or hire a pro to come in and tackle deep cleaning or organizing projects.
4. Spa Day
A massage, mani/pedi or facial are all wonderful gifts to show us how much we're appreciated. Older kids could get creative and set up a home spa with candles, homemade scrubs, etc.
Extra credit: A whole spa day full of pampering.
5. A Day Free from the "Mom Routine"
We love being mamas; we really do. But we would also love a day free from the "mom routine." That means no dishes, laundry, chauffeur duty, dressing little ones, getting kids out the door, mediating sibling arguments, etc.
6. Car Wash
A vehicle free from crumbs and clutter is like a commuting oasis.
Extra credit: Get it detailed.
8. Turn the Honey-Do into a Honey-Done List
Every time we walk by that broken _______ (fill in the blank), it drives us crazy. If you complete the Honey-Do List of lingering household projects, you will be one happy man come Father's Day — trust us!