How Was Your Mother's Day? Did you get what you wanted?

I had an awesome Mother's Day. I slept in, lounged around all day and only had to help prepare one meal. I caught up on a ton of shows that I had in the DVR and got to watch them uninterrupted - for the most part!

The one thing that I really wanted that I didn't get was a clean house. I was hoping that my husband would honor my request and clean the house but instead I got this:

Don't get me wrong, its a beautiful necklace. Oscar hasn't bought me jewelry in a really long time. But that was at my request. I really don't need a diamond necklace, their nice to have and all but I don't need another one. I also don't need the extra expense of paying for one.

I also found it interesting that when asked what I wanted for Mother's Day I specifically stated that I didn't need any gifts, just help cleaning the house. What did I get? A diamond necklace. Is it that hard to clean the house? So much so that you would rather go out and spend a ton of money on jewelry instead of rolling up your sleeves and putting in some hard labor to clean the pig sty that we call a house. I mean I know its really gotten bad lately, I've tried to keep up but really? The prospect of buying jewelry sounded better than cleaning?

And he wonders why I want to hire someone to help me keep the house clean! He refuses to let me pay someone to do the laundry or clean the bathrooms because he feels that this is something that we should be able to accomplish on our own. Yet when given the opportunity to help out in this respect, he opts to buy a necklace.

Okay, soooooo if your going to spend some money on me, why not pay for the cleaning service? With what he spent on that necklace I could have had the house cleaned from top to bottom! Maybe next year I should be more specific and just ask for the cleaning service instead. I think this little necklace gift, all though well meaning, has just given me the ammo I need to get me a gift certificate to a housekeeping service. Don't you think?

Oh, and if you are like me and would love nothing more than a clean house, you can check out my giveaway for a $50 Merry Maids Gift Certificate here.

Well I hope that all of my wonderful friends had a wonderful Mother's Day and got everything that you heart desired and more. If not, there's always next year!


Felicia said…
That is very beautiful! All I wanted was a clean house!!! LOL! I got a YUMMY brownie sundae!
Shell said…
It is pretty, but I would totally rather have a clean house!
Tammy said…
wah, wah,!!! I have a messy house too and by the way, your is not that messy! Can't wait to see the necklace in person! :) I got lots of good stuff!
blueviolet said…
It really is gorgeous! Someday you may be happy that you have it, but I totally see the here and now need of having a clean house!
Veronica Lee said…
I got a cheesecake! But all I really wanted was a clean house.

Happy Tuesday!
Anonymous said…
I got nothing from my husband. When I said something about not getting something he got mad and said that I got family time and I should be happy with that. I too asked for him to clean the house and my house is still filthy.
Anonymous said…
I actually had an awesome Mothers Day. My hubs made breakfast, dinner, did some grocery shopping and did the dishes!! Seriously. Its like he was possessed or something. Im not positive that was my husband. But hey whatever. I'll take it!! =)

And guess what he bought me as a gift??


He gave me cold hard cash!!

Awwww, that man knows my heart!!
Helene said…
Yep! I totally get your point! I would've much rather have had my house cleaned than a necklace...but then again, if your kids are anything like mine, the house would stay clean for maybe 45 minutes at the most. The necklace will last forever!

Just start working on him now for the Merry maids service for your birthday!!!!