These Moms Shared What They ACTUALLY Want For Mother’s Day

Being a mom is a thankless job— except for that one day in May when card and flower shops everywhere get to cash in on parental appreciation. We assume that moms want breakfast in bed, but did you ever think to ask her if there was something else that she would prefer? Maybe she doesn’t like coming down to the kitchen to see a mess of pancake batter and dirty dishes in the sink. Pro tip: if you’re going to make your mom breakfast in bed, always clean up after.

Moms took to Reddit to share what they would actually want to receive on their special day.

Just Being A Basic Mom

“I want to go to Target alone, get Starbucks, and live my best basic life for two hours.” —whtgrlxtrm13

A Target Corp. store in Emeryville, California, U.S
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Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Sometimes a little bit of alone time is all you need. Caramel Frappe, anyone?

So Many Questions

“To not be bombarded with a million questions, the majority of which are, ‘Why?'” —PimpOnTheBarbie

an Carroll and her daughter Ellie are shown in their temporary house at the McIlhenny Company, known for producing the famous Tabasco Sauce in Avery Island, Louisiana
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Photo credit: OMAR TORRES/AFP via Getty Images

Let’s let dad field some of the many “why” questions on Mother’s Day. It’s his turn.

That New Car Smell

“To get my car professionally detailed. There are McDonald’s chicken nuggets stuffed so deep into the seats I’m pretty sure they’re mummified.” —macaroniartwork

A woman holds a newborn at the maternity ward at the Khimki hospital.
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Photo by Vyacheslav ProkofyevTASS via Getty Images

Oh, this is a good one. Do this for a mom in your life.

We Have Enough Mugs

“Anything but a mug — oh my god, please don’t get any more mugs. They are the mother equivalent of ties.” —UnicornontheJayneCob

mother, father, and two sons eating breakfast
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Photo by Peter Bischoff/Getty Images

You heard it here first, people. Moms are done with mugs.

Right In The Feels

“I want a call from my kid in which he says ‘I love you’ first, not just after I say it.” —TheNotUptightMe

mom helping son put on roller skates
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Photo credit should read Haziq Qadri / Barcroft India / Barcroft Media via Getty Images

Well, that one hit us right in the feels.

A Clean House

“One night in a hotel to sleep. And to come home to a clean house that wasn’t cleaned by me.” —__mamabear

Kitchen in modern middle class house in Midwest America
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Photo by: Jim Lane/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

A clean house really is the best gift you could give your mom.

Gamer Mom

“A new PS4. I’m sick of sharing mine with my kids and my husband.

A gamer uses a PS4 controller
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Photo by KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP via Getty Images

I want a new one that I’ll set up in my bedroom and declare a Fortnite-free device.” —all_in_green

A Simple ‘Thank You’

“Just to feel like I’m appreciated. Maybe a simple ‘Thank you for always doing this,’ or ‘Thank you for being there when this happened.'” —KingOfThePillows

Mother's day greeting card. Vintage chalkboard with handwriting lettering Happy mother's day with spring apple flowers and petals as heart shape over pink marble background. Flat lay, space
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Photo by: Natasha Breen/REDA&CO/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Just say thank you to your mother.

Visit Your Mom

“I want my adult kids to come home and visit. I want my driveway filled with cars and my house filled with noise.

Father reads the post while mother stands to pour a drink for one of the three children. Their clothing and the radio in the background suggest a comfortable income. The family grouping of a husband, wife and two or three children appears most often in the work of Photographic Advertising Limited. The company, founded in 1926, created multi-purpose stock images with the potential for selling a range of products. Whilst enjoying its greatest success during the 1930s, it continued in business until 1977. Their trademark, the staged studio photograph resembling a film still, was its selling point and, later, its downfall.
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But since they live out of state, they’ll call instead, and that will be enough.” —maliwaliwali

A Day Off

“A day off. But a proper day off, where they actually take care of everything I do —

Visting Mothers Through Their Windows
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Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

not just doing nothing on Mother’s Day to do twice as much to catch up the day after.” —Kayno-way

A Real Photoshoot

“I want a picture of my son and me. I’m a single mom, so all of our pictures are selfies, and I would love for someone to offer to take our picture instead.”

LAPD officers deliver flowers to deserving mothers.
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Photo by Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram via Getty Images

—oliversmamabear

Quality Time

“I don’t care about gifts of any kind, permanent or perishable — if I want something I’ll buy it myself.

Mother and son having breakfast on holiday in Thailand.
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Photo by: Godong/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

I just want us to spend some time together.” —Pyrrhape

Some Peace Of Mind

“For someone to take over the mental load for one day. My son has ADHD and rides the spectrum, and my mother has Alzheimer’s.

woman walks with a baby carriage past a water fountain in the palace garden
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Photo by Bernd Weissbrod/picture alliance via Getty Images

I would love to leave the house knowing that they are safe, without having to call several times a day to check.” —UrsulaSeaWitch

Hide Yo’ Ice Cream

“To not have to hide in the bathroom to eat ice cream or sweets by myself.

Mother's day greeting card. Wooden letters MOM with spring apple flowers and petals as heart shape over pink marble background. Flat lay, space
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Photo by: Natasha Breen/REDA&CO/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

My 3-year-old can hear the wrapper on a Klondike bar from a mile away.” —mrschukchuk

Some Relief Would Be Nice

“I’m eight months pregnant with a 3-year-old. A cure for heartburn, acid reflux, and leg cramps would be nice.” —Savetheturtles

parents with newborn
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Photo by Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images

If only it were possible to give this mom what she desires most.

No Fighting

“Just a day where I get home from work and they’ve done their chores and aren’t bickering over anything.” —BlueMaboo

Children hold up Mother's Day signs outside NYU Langone Health to express their gratitude to medical staff and essential workers
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Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images

Yeah, a peaceful home would be a great Mother’s Day present.