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What should I request for Mother's Day? And why is it always Mom's job to come up with gift ideas, even gifts for herself? Wish my husband and 12 y.o. would put some thought into it & surprise me instead of asking me to pick my gift every year.

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A nice vacation by yourself to the Caribbean for a week.

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Ask them to surprise you. Maybe put a list of different things you’d like and let them choose to preserve some element of surprise.

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I ask for a day where I make no decisions and am responsible for no one and nothing. I do what I want, I don’t think about chores or meals in any capacity. Food just appears before me. It means I can spend hours playing with the kids, work out, get coffee with a friend, and have a break from being the go-to for everything. It’s SO great.

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My fam would not last 2 hours with this tactic :-(((

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Tell them you would like them to choose your gift if that’s what you want.

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And then be ok with whatever they choose 😉

IDK, my husband used to surprise me with the stuff I didn’t need, couldn’t use, didn’t fit.... it was waste of money. Then he stopped buying any gifts at all because he didn’t see me use them. Now, I pick my gifts and he pays for them; everybody is happy.

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Girl i don’t have an answer for you just wanted to say I’m in the same boat and I’m over it lol

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A night away by yourself

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I always ask for breakfast and then for everyone to leave so I can have some alone time. I usually just watch TV (which I never do regularly), read, take a nap. When they come home they bring me dinner and husband does bedtime with the kids. I love my family beyond words, but the best gift they can give me is peace and quiet. And a glass of champagne.

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