Attempts At Adulthood

What I’d Really Like for Mother’s Day

Wrote a guest blog this week for on what I’d really like for mother’s day.  I in no way intended for it to come across as cruel or mean so I apologize if that is how it seems.


You can get to it by clicking the link here:  What I’d Really Like for Mother’s Day


24 Responses to “What I’d Really Like for Mother’s Day”

  1. Kelly

    Amazing! Sadistic, but amazing! I mean, who would wish something like that on anyone, let alone on someone they love?! 🙂

  2. Randy Brown

    I’m a 61 year old grandfather and I love your blogs (and I’m not even a blog kind of guy)…I just want to say thanks and keep up the good work. Much love to you and yours, Randy

    On Wed, May 7, 2014 at 4:24 PM, The Ugly Volvo

    • theuglyvolvo

      Weirdly, I’m not really a blog sort of person either. When I started this someone said, “Well, what blogs do you like?” and I couldn’t even name one blog. I don’t really know why. But regardless, thanks for writing 🙂

  3. Linda Smith

    I think your request is perfectly reasonable; it didn’t sound the least bit mean-spirited! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Worth & Wisdom

    Amazingly hilarious and so super sweet – I loved the ending, made me weepy after laughing. 🙂 don’t let any trolls get you down.

  5. swo8

    I wouldn’t wish that on my husband, he couldn’t take it. I’m just glad that I was able to have my children without much of a problem. All four are happy and healthy. Amen. Happy Mother’s Day.

  6. Helen

    Awesome! My husband has been wonderfully understanding and amazing for my pregnancy and now for the first two months. BUT I know exactly what you mean: thanks for writing this down.

  7. Melissa

    I’m laughing so hard I might be running to the bathroom before the end of this comment (where I most likely will be changing my underwear as well since I most likely won’t make it fast enough since I had my daughter, at least I’m not sneezing too!). If I could actually have this for Mothers Day, I would give up presents from every holiday and birthday for the rest of my life so that fir just one day my husband could understand the horror that is pregnancy, c-section and 19 months of sleepless nights so far! Yes I love my daughter, with that all encompassing unconditional love, but that doesn’t I will ever forget what I went/go through to had her. Thanks for the honest and funny blog!

  8. caroline seguin

    thank you for writing this…I feel the same way

  9. Mariana

    So sweet! And funny, as always, but the sweet got to me *wipes tears*.

  10. notsogranny

    Man! I’d settle for just an unaided school run!!!

  11. paulfg

    No apologies ever needed! Making me (and so many others) laugh … and think … and connect … and allowing me to feel so much better about being me – real and okay! No apologies needed. Ever.

    (it just seems to me that some prefer their lives to be completely free of laughter-lines – go figure!)

  12. Mary Lou

    Luckily I never felt isolated, bored or lonely, but I agree 100% with the peeing on yourself after sneezing. I have to agree with the bicycle seat as well. I never liked it before kids! Great sarcasm, I love your humor. Keep up the fantastic posts.

  13. Kimberly

    I didn’t think it was mean at all. I feel the same way. Your blog is hilarious!

  14. Jonessa

    Your blog is just amazing! I have to go back and reread the last post b/c I wanted to make sure I didn’t miss anything! You are awesome!

  15. catherinemryan

    I find it funny that it’s apparently “sadistic” or “cruel” to think a man should go through a TINY TINY TASTE of what pregnancy and early motherhood is like, but women are supposed to grin and bear it and glow the whole while.

    I, too, wish my husband could experience these—but also the good things he never will, like what it feels like when a baby kicks inside you or the pride and tenderness when breastfeeding a baby (at least after your nipples have recovered).

  16. bluesabriel

    I wish I I could laugh harder at this, but I can’t, because I’m afraid I might pee o myself . . .

    Seriously, though, I love that you’re so genuine about your love for your child and your husband without feeling the need to over-romanticize the whole experience. (Because, seriously, why don’t they tell you about the whole sending-you-home-with-gaping-rain-accident-wounds part?)


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