More than 6,000 moms took an un-scientific survey on TODAY.com to reveal what moms REALLY want for Mother’s Day. Nearly 70 percent agree they'd prefer two extra hours of sleep over a piece of expensive jewelry.
Laurel Coppock, one of the comedic moms behind YouTube channel The Breakwomb, agrees.
“I would always like two extra hours of sleep,” said Coppock. “Fancy massage? No. Two extra hours of sleep, please. Gift from my husband? Yes, please, as long as it’s two extra hours of sleep. I would also love breakfast in bed, provided that I can sleep through it.”
Moms also agree that a sentimental gift from their child is preferable to a massage or a fancy makeover. More than 60 percent of moms who took our survey agree that they’d much prefer an adorable, hand-made card from their kids to a spa day.
Moms are torn, however, on whether their idea of a perfect Mother’s Day involves spending the day surrounded by their kids, or relaxing in quiet solitude. Of the moms who answered this survey question, the votes were split 50/50.
Suzanne Fleet, who blogs at Toulouse and Tonic, says there’s no question in her mind which side of the fence she lies on.
“What I want for Mother's Day is some space,” Fleet told TODAY Parents. “I’m sure as my kids get older, I’ll be dying for them to spend some extra time with me, but right now having some alone time would rock the most. Say four hours of uninterrupted, pajama-wearing reading in my bed? Bliss!”