25 Moms Got Real on Mother’s Day and Made Some Brutally Honest Demands |“Can Everyone Just Not Talk to Me Today?”
Mothers are tired. Period. We know this is not the best way to celebrate Mother's Day but it's high time the world recognizes that moms would love some quality me-time. Ask the mom struggling to get the baby on the toilet seat or doing laundry for the fifth time in a day—and still smiling.
Despite the rewards of motherhood, 'mom burnout' is real and it is a term that has been coined for moms who are on the brink of giving up. The stats say, "53% of parents say that mom is the primary caregiver in their home, according to data provided to CNBC make it from UrbanSitter's recent survey of nearly 500 parents. Working mothers are the warriors who are juggling multiple tasks at once. According to an analysis, "Just by being a working mother, women are 28% more likely to experience burnout than fathers," per CNBC. Mothers still take life head-on and some prefer to express their brutally honest feelings on motherhood on social media and we are here for it.
These 25 mothers want no gifts this Mother's Day except to be left alone for some time. Their demands are hilariously relatable and deserve to be fulfilled.
1. Bang on.
Telling a mom to relax while her family does everything on Mother’s Day is like telling a pilot to relax while the passengers fly the plane.— SpacedMom (@copymama) May 14, 2017
PSA: your wife doesn’t want a mother’s day gift she wants you to take the kids and gtfo— nika (@nikalamity) May 1, 2023
Yesterday I explained Mother’s Day to our toddler and this morning he burst into our room singing happy birthday and gave her a cup of cat treats.— The Dad (@thedad) May 9, 2021
4. Yeah! Gorgeous!
My mom said if we are gonna post her then POST HER 😂 pic.twitter.com/TBQnTx1fy1— Jordan💭 (@jaytheghostt) May 9, 2021
5. Spare us.
Moms generally orcastrate all the holidays and birthdays and family vacations. When you ask what Mom wants/wants to do for Mother's Day you're asking her, again, to shoulder the mental load of planning yet another occasion.— Feleciia (@by__feleciia) May 8, 2023
6. No crow-shitting will be entertained
Saw stretch mark cream as a Mother's Day gift idea today. pic.twitter.com/eDvbaxNEAl— Caroline (@Writer_Caroline) May 8, 2023
I'm at my most Disney Princess when I wake up on Mother's Day morning and have been magically transformed into the Best Mommy Ever-- but at the stroke of midnight, the spell is broken, turning me back into the Meanest Mommy Ever, where everything's my fault and I can't pee alone.— Jenny (@FierceEverAfter) May 10, 2018
8. Is it too much?
All I want for Mother’s Day is to sleep for 9 straight hours, wake up to the sound of coffee brewing and then have my husband say things like, “I’m gonna entertain the kids all day so you can sit on the couch in your pjs and buy your Mother’s Day gift in peace!”— Mommy Owl (@Lhlodder) May 2, 2020
9. He better be
I'm not sure what my husband is planning on doing for me on Mother's Day but I hope it's laundry.— Sarcastic Mommy (@sarcasticmommy4) May 2, 2020
Shout-out to all the moms who went on a Rage Cleaning spree on the day before Mother’s Day, just so you could try to take a day off. You’re my people.— Goldfish and Chicken Nuggets (@gfishandnuggets) May 12, 2019
11. No it's not
Is it too much to ask to be surrounded by my beautiful children but also not spend even one second with them this mother's day?— Lauren Mullen (@DraggingFeeties) May 9, 2017
12. See ya!
Young mom: I hope he plans something nice for Mother’s Day.— Ramblin Mama (@ramblinma) April 23, 2022
Experienced mom: I booked my hotel room for Saturday night and will be back late Sunday.
13. That's it.
7y.o: "Mom, what do you want for Mother's Day?"— Stephanie Ortiz (@Six_Pack_Mom) April 24, 2017
7: "Haha, no seriously, Mom; something REAL."
14. Don't come close
Dads on father's day: let's go do something as a family!— Meredith (@PerfectPending) May 9, 2016
Moms on mother's day: Can everyone just not talk to me today or touch me.
15. Small demand
This Mother’s Day I would like a very cold hotel room, black out curtains, an Ambien, and no other human being present. Thank you in advance.— Lady Lawya (@Parkerlawyer) April 30, 2021
16. Come on!
An advent calendar, but for Mother’s Day. And each day has a mini bottle of wine and a pre-matched pair of kid’s socks.— AsKateWouldHaveIt (@KateWouldHaveIt) April 15, 2018
My husband took all the kids to go Mother’s Day shopping for me & all the kids were arguing as they walked out the door.— Sarcastic Mommy (@sarcasticmommy4) May 12, 2018
That’s the best gift right there.
18. Dream shattered
Like the clock striking midnight for Cinderella, Mother's Day abruptly ends with the realization that I need to make lunches for tomorrow.— Amy Dillon (@amydillon) May 8, 2016
My daughter wrote, "I will see you every day of our lives," on my Mother's Day card, so I guess we've resorted to threats now.— Julie (@notquiteJulieT) May 8, 2016
20. True story
Nothing says Mother's Day like a kid handprint memento to symbolize the handprints moms wipe off every single surface, every single day. ✋️— Stephanie Ortiz (@Six_Pack_Mom) May 14, 2017
Get a mom of young kids what she really wants for Mother’s day— MyMomologue (@MyMomologue) April 23, 2018
multiple hours in a sensory deprivation chamber.
Mother's Day is a special day when I get to do the dishes and yell at people to stop making siren noises while I wear a macaroni necklace.— Walking Outside in Slippers (@WalkingOutside) May 8, 2016
23. Gift to self
Instead of doing the 100 things I normally do, I decided to relax for Mother’s Day and only do 87 of those tasks.— Jessie (@mommajessiec) May 13, 2018
24. Come on!
I got told by an acquaintance that I was selfish for wanting the day alone to do whatever I wanted on Mother’s Day. Unselfish people spend the day with their family. That’s what I do every.single.regular day for 6 kids and a spouse.— nopatchouliCNM (@CNMnopatchouli) May 4, 2023
25. Accurate Mother's Day wrap up
Kids: [Put toast, Italian ice, coffee & handmade gifts on my lap] Happy Mother's Day!— Kim Bongiorno (@LetMeStart) May 8, 2016
9yo: Can I have the toast?
10yo: I wanted it!