What This Mom Wants for Christmas

"All I want for Christmas is you"? Guess again.

Every year I am asked what I want for Christmas. People sometimes seem at a loss as to what to get me. I search my brain trying to think of ideas and am usually able to come up with some good gift ideas.

But if you really want to know what I want for Christmas, think simple, think quiet, think me.

The gifts that I really, really want for Christmas won’t even cost you a dime.

I would like to go to the bathroom without a child barging in asking if they can have a Fanta at 8 o’clock at night while I sit on the toilet. No, knocking doesn’t mean you can come in. Hearing me say “Come in” means you can come in.

I would like to take a shower without a little voice on the other side of the curtain asking me if I’m done once every 48 seconds.

I would like to sit at the table in the morning with a hot cup of coffee without being asked to cut up waffles.

I would like to eat a chocolate bar, out in the open, without anyone whining that they don’t have a chocolate bar and asking where I got the chocolate bar and finally demanding a bite of the chocolate bar. 

I would like to take a nice relaxing bath without a child sneaking up to sit on the side of the tub and dip their feet in my bathwater.

I would like to spend an afternoon shopping without having to take a kid into a filthy public bathroom.

I would like to sit on my bed watching Coronation Street on my CBC app without a kid grabbing the iPad right out of my hands and taking it over. Maybe getting them into British Soaps wasn’t such a great idea.

I would like to spend a day in front of the fire in my PJs with a book in my hands and a glass of wine beside me.

I would like to pick a movie for movie night.

I would like to ask my kids to do something and find the task done, without having to ask again and again and again. 

I would like an entire day without arguing or whining or complaining.

I would like to have one dinner without something spilling.

I would like the Candy Cane Ice Cream that’s currently in the freezer to last.

I would like to wake up in a bed with no children beside me feeling rested and ready to take on the world.

So, if you’re curious as to what’s on my Christmas list I’ve kept it easy. I don’t need anything fancy or expensive. It doesn’t need to be wrapped up in pretty paper or finished off with a bow.

Truth is all I really need is a little time to myself.




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Natalie’s passion for writing was reignited as she blogged her way through the pain of her son’s health issues and NICU stay. She is the wife of the world’s greatest foot rubber and mother to an amazingly loyal little boy and a fiercely independent little girl.

She’s a cookie lover, a wannabe singer, and is known to make a mean sandwich.

An HR professional by day and a freelance writer and blogger by night, Natalie is getting a crash course in the juggling act that is the life of a working mother, though she does occasionally drop a ball or two!

After spending much of her life trying to be perfect she has learned to rock her shortcomings and is not afraid to admit when she’s failed. This parenting thing can be tough and Natalie believes the best way to survive it is by keeping it real and by leaning on your tribe.

She’s putting it out there to remind us all that life is never perfect and that is perfectly ok!

You can also catch up with Natalie at talesfrommummyland

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