As Mother's Day approaches, my Facebook feed is full of memes about what moms really want on their special day. If you believe them, you might think most moms want spa days, wine, chocolate, and their partner to clean the house. I will probably get candy, handmade art, and maybe, if I'm lucky, breakfast in bed. While all of those things are lovely, I'm not ashamed to say that all I want on Mother's Day is sex. Lots, and lots, of sex.
I love sex. Love it. Unfortunately, however, uninterrupted sex with my husband doesn't happen as frequently as either of us would like. Between five kids (with varying abilities to sleep through the night), busy schedules, demanding jobs, and sleep deprivation, we've occasionally had to put sex on the back burner. When we do find a moment alone, our kids seem to have a sixth sense about it, wake up, (or lose interest in their video game) and knock on the door just as things are about to get hot and heavy. Thanks, kids.
Even though being a busy mom means that I don't get sex as often as I'd like, it doesn't mean I don't like or want sex anymore. In my desperation not to lose myself to motherhood, I want to feel like myself again, and that person is a sexual, spontaneous, sensual woman with needs, wants, and desires that are completely unrelated to being a mom. So, I know you may judge me, but all I want for Mother's Day is sex. Here are some reasons why: