Lockdown moms Mother’s Day wish

I’m having coffee in bed. There is absolutely no reason for me to get up. My teens aren’t going to starve to death if I don’t get up. Only reason to get up however is to make coffee but since I had to pee anyway…

I have coffee now. In bed. πŸ™‚β˜•

I had a thought about Mother’s Day.

How many moms in lockdown wants to spend time with the kids on Mother’s Day?

Everyday has been Mother’s Day for the past 14 months… haha πŸ™ƒ

It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday and I’m getting vaccinated at noon that day. Afterwards we’ll head into my mom’s town and spend some time with her. That’s the plan. Unless I have a seizure and pass out…Ugh.

Blah.

I bumped into a neighborhood mom on my walk yesterday. She was with her youngest of three boys. He is in maybe grade two or three at most. It was early afternoon and they were taking a walk to one of the many pebble beaches in my area. She looked worn out. She said the child was getting headache-y from all the online screen time so she told the teacher she would excuse him from class to take him outside for a walk.

Another write-off school year. And there’s no end in sight.

Although the shutting of schools certainly did not stop the spread of covid either – the exact opposite happened.

Sigh.

So anyway, Mother’s Day is coming up and I think many moms, especially those who are homeschooling their younger children, probably want nothing more than to have all of the children leave the house and leave her alone. That would be the perfect gift for those moms: solitude in an empty house for 6 hours.

Which isn’t going to happen in lockdown. Where are they going to go?

I see you and I feel you if you’re one of those moms. Happy Mother’s Day to you and me on Sunday.

20 thoughts on “Lockdown moms Mother’s Day wish

  1. We’ve been lucky. Or rather, the second massive lockdown shocked pretty much the entire country into doing as they were told – so things are slowly returning to normal here. Of course now everybody is itching to get COMPLETELY back to normal – and the govt is freaking out about it – trying to say “slow the f*ck down!”. Completely understand about wanting some “you” time.

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  2. With the youngest daughter and her cat in my very small space for some time to come I would relish some moments alone. Doesn’t even have to be associated with a special day…

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  3. If it were safe and not weird to do so, I’d take your kids on a really long road trip so you could have the whole day to yourself. I’d pick them up at 6 am and bring them back at 11 pm. lol

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    1. (This sounds super creepy. I mean it in a nice sense. We could like… go to Niagara Falls or exploring those caves by Elora Mill. So not meant to be creepy. Though I realize now I’m probably not helping myself by clarifying)

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    2. How sweet. Thank you. πŸ™‚ They haven’t been bothering me, I just feel bad that they haven’t had a chance to leave the house. I crave solitude about as much as they crave anything but…

      Thank you.

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  4. Yah, I’m not a mom, but I would think it would be great if Dad* corralled the little kids and showed them a huge sign on Mom’s closed door that said ONLY ENTER TO BRING FOOD, COFFEE, WINE, or GIFTS. Older kids can read it for themselves and Dad* can be in charge of keeping kids fed and occupied. Whatever door Mom is behind should be well stocked / setup with whatever it is Mom enjoys doing, of course. Reading, writing, watching Netflix, knitting, sleeping.

    *Dad or whoever

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