AND YOU THOUGHT WE WANTED FLOWERS

Here's an interesting item that just crossed my computer screen. A social networking site for mothers called MomJunction.com did a survey that found the No. 1 request by moms for Valentine's Day is this: Just leave me alone.
Amy Dunkin

Here's an interesting item that just crossed my computer screen. A social networking site for mothers called MomJunction.com did a survey that found the No. 1 request by moms for Valentine's Day is this: Just leave me alone.

"More than half of [the 300] moms [surveyed] said that for Valentine’s Day this year, they would gladly forgo flowers, chocolate, and jewelry in exchange for 24 hours to simply do nothing. No kids, no husband, no car pool, no cooking. Just serenity."

Said Rory Murray, senior vice-president of Mom Relations (some title, huh?) at MomJunction: "We all know that being a mom is the hardest job in the world, so we expected some answers to be of the 'I wanna sleep' variety. But we were shocked at how many, especially given the other possible choices in our survey, which included spa treatments, a romantic night with your special someone, and of course, flowers and candy."

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