It’s that time of year again when the grandparents start asking us for our lists of what everyone wants for Christmas. The kids of course have all kinds of ideas (my daughter wants a “trip to Hollywood to be on the Disney Channel”). When it comes to my list, I know I should tell them to donate to charity, or say “all I need is to be with the ones I love”, but this is the honest truth of what pops up in my head when I think about what I really WANT this year.
- I want someone to organize my kitchen cabinets. Can you add in some great organizer for my spices and pantry? I have no time to do this and am constantly losing things because of the mayhem.
- I want someone to neatly fold all of the linens in the linen closet. The sheets and towels are shoved into the closet in wads thanks to the kids’ affinity for building forts with them. Scratch that – can someone organize all of my closets?!
- I want a gift certificate and time to go get fit for new bras. My bras are several years old and are in seriously sad shape, but since no one but my hubby sees them, this shopping need always gets moved to the bottom of my to-do list.
- I want someone to do the sewing and mending projects I’ve had piled up. I don’t own a sewing machine, and my hand sewing leaves a lot to be desired, yet I am way too cheap to take things to a professional seamstress.
- I want my car detailed. The seats have mystery stains and the interior has an odor I call the “Mom-mobile stench”. Just make it smell good and shiny please.
- I want someone to brush the dog so that I don’t have dog hair accumulating all over the house.
- I want dinner made for me. Preferably regularly.
- I want someone to do my grocery shopping. (Seriously, why isn’t online grocery shopping available at Reno stores?!) The hubby does a great job of this usually, but I always seem to be dropping by for last minute stops.
- I want a freezer in the garage. One Costco trip to feed my hungry tribe of 4 fills my side-by-side to the max.
- I want someone to go through the Tupperware cabinet to determine what pieces don’t have matching lids, recycle those, and then replace with a whole new Tupperware set. I lose so many hours sorting through that cabinet to find matching sets!!!
But most of all, I want sleep. Lots and lots of sleep. And maybe a day (or two or three) where the kids don’t fight. And help with childcare the 12 weeks a year the kiddos are out of school. But I really wanted to keep this list to 10 things, so I must stop there.
Is that too much to ask?
(You’ll notice my list doesn’t include a shirtless hunk, as the picture might imply. I just liked dressing up this post with a little eye candy, as my own shirtless hunk of a hubby prefers to remain anonymous on this site.)