Selah made me a mom the moment I found out I was pregnant with her, so I kind of celebrated Mother’s Day last year. But this is my first Mother’s Day with a squirming baby who exists outside of my body, and you better believe I’m going to milk it just a little bit.
When I started to think about what I really want for Mother’s Day this year, one word came to mind: butter.
What’s that you say? That’s not what you expected? You may have expected me to say that I really want a nap, a massage, chocolate, or even orthopedic shoes and some stretchy pants because let’s face it, my mom bod is super different from my pre-pregnancy bod, both in shape and joint functionality. Those things do sound quite dreamy, and I certainly wouldn’t reject them.
But no, I actually want butter for Mother’s Day — butter in three forms, to be precise.
1. A buttery cheese croissant
Any kind of buttery pastry will do, actually. I don’t discriminate, except maybe against anything filled with cherry. If you’ve known me for longer than a minute, you know how much I love pastries. My biggest pregnancy craving was donuts (I know, not the most elegant of pastries), and I was not at all quiet about it. So it would make sense that on the day that is all about celebrating moms, I definitely want my breakfast to include a danish or two (or five).
2. Butter me up
(Maybe do this while you hand me a buttery pastry.) Tell me I’m beautiful, because I don’t feel like I am when my clothes are covered in spit up and I haven’t washed my hair in two days. Tell me I’m a good mom, because I feel like I’m totally failing almost every minute of every day. Tell me I’m appreciated, because sometimes being a parent is a pretty thankless job. It’s not that I want empty, forced flattery — but I do need to be reminded that I’m doing the best I can and that I’m not ruining my child when I just don’t know what to do.
3. A bottle of Butter Chardonnay
(I’ll share, of course, because I suppose as a breastfeeding mom I really should limit myself to a glass or two). JaM Cellars is not messing around with the smooth, buttery flavor of this chardonnay, which completely lives up to its name. Butter Chardonnay starts out lush and juicy with lemon notes, and then has a smooth, vanilla finish. The whole thing is a little reminiscent of a rich, lemony pastry. JaM Cellars uses great winemaking traditions to make easy-to-love, everyday California and Napa Valley wines. You can find Butter Chardonnay at select stores across the nation including Whole Foods, Bevmo, Total Wine & More, Kroger, and HEB. Be sure to check the JaM Cellars WineFinder to find a store nearest you. A glass of Butter Chardonnay would be perfect chilled and served with Mother’s Day Brunch or sipped late in the evening after the kiddos have gone to bed and you have a few minutes to sit on the patio.
I’d encourage (nay, implore) you to consider gifting these three things to a hardworking mom in your life for this Mother’s Day. She’ll probably break down in big, fat tears (especially if she’s a super-hormonal new mom like me), but that’s just an indicator that you totally nailed it.
What do you want for Mother’s Day this year?