I’d like to propose a new holiday called Secret Mother’s Day, because we absofuckinglutely deserve it, that’s why.
Secret Mother’s Day would be just that.
A big fat secret.
After careful consideration, I’ve determined that it would be absolutely necessary to conceal it from our offspring, because God knows they’d just fuck it up.
It’s what they do best…. which is precisely why we’re keeping them in the dark.
In addition, we’d also keep it from our own mothers because (no offense or disrespect to them) but, obviously, you can’t thoroughly enjoy your own day as Queen Mother her Royal Highness, if you’re obligated to kiss someone else’s ass. That shit just cancels itself out and makes this day very confusing, not to mention disappointing.
Don’t give me that look.
You know it’s true and I did clarify… no offense or disrespect to them intended.
It just doesn’t mesh.
Nothing like winning a weekend to a five star resort and being asked to scrub the hot tub when you’re finished.
This lets the air right out of the balloon of intended appreciation.
So there you have it… Secret Mother’s Day.
It would be an entire day, as in 24 entire hours and not just say a two hour block for brunch– if you’re lucky enough to be on the receiving end of that particular gift.
No kids, no spouse or significant other, no relatives.
You’re welcome to bring the dog though, because dogs rock.
I said so.
Dogs are incredibly therapeutic, unconditionally loving and awesome in so many ways where humans essentially fall short. every. single. time.
So, it’s you and the dog.
All you have to do is chose the location (my venue is definitely a beach with warm surf and seashells) the type of lounging device you wish to recline in and what you’d like others (who aren’t your family— remember, they’d just fuck it up and for this reason, they’re not allowed within 100 miles of your special Secret Mother’s Day celebration) to do for you.
My short list includes a massage (that’s not in exchange for sex), cold drinks in fancy crystal glasses with pretty little umbrellas, chocolate covered strawberries presoaked in vodka, a stack of books to be read to me by Channing Tatum, an unlimited supply of chocolate peanut butter ice-cream served in waffle cones and a 20-something boy decoration to fan and water my dog, so he doesn’t get overheated.
That’s all I want.
Scratch that, not done.
Throw in a photographer to capture the evidence of our extremely secret and awesome adventure, as well as an Internet connection to plaster this red carpet day all over social media like the rest of the faux Internet moms who-are-most-likely-full-of-shit.
That’s all I want.
Just writing this proposal relaxed me.
It’s the little things in life, people.
Grab your imagination by the mammary glands and run with it.