Mom Really Wishes You’d Stop Serving Her Breakfast in Bed…Or Does She?
I'm not much of a breakfast eater, but you know what? If somebody wants to make breakfast for me, serve it to me, and clean up afterward- I'm all in!!
While I'd be ecstatic to stay snuggled under the covers in my pajamas and be served breakfast in bed this Mother's Day, not all moms want the same or at least they didn't at this time last year.
It's amazing how much life can change in one short year. This time last year, Zagat released a survey which found that a staggering 54 percent of moms said they "loathed" being served breakfast in bed and what they'd like much more to be treated to a meal anywhere but at home. A meal anywhere but at home probably isn't going to happen this year. Sorry, mom.
According to the survey, 39 percent of moms said they'd like to be treated to brunch with their family which again, probably won't be happening this year.
Do you think it's strange that mom dreads the thought of being served breakfast in bed but really wants to go out for brunch? I found the idea odd too until I thought more about it. Here's my theory: no good intention goes unpunished.
I think that there's a fear among moms that even though we're told not to worry about cooking or cleaning on our day, we know the truth. The truth is that once we set foot in the kitchen we're going to see the disaster that happened while breakfast was being made. Things aren't going to be cleaned or put away to our standards and when there's a mess, we feel burdened with having to clean and straighten things and that's not what we're supposed to be doing on our day.
But this year will be different. I think that this year, mom is going to be a lot more focused on the fact that her family is safe and together when there are so many families around the world who have lost loved ones recently. I think mom is going to be more focused on the simple pleasures this year than she was last year and I think this year, a hug, a phone call, a letter, even breakfast in bed will bring her more happiness and comfort than it has in a very long time.