I’ll Tell You What I Want (What I Really, Really Want)

A very loose parody of “Wannabe” by Spice Girls:

I’ll tell you what I want, what I really, really want…
If you want to be my partner, it’s super sexy if you know our kids’ schedules.
Details don’t last forever, but they matter every day!
So share mom’s mental load…

When you know our kids’ shoe size and where to find the soccer jerseys.
You don’t need my reminders that pickup starts at 3. 
If I’m not home and you start dinner without needing me to jog your memory.
When foreplay starts with, “I read your color-coded calendar and I see that you are free…”
And if we’re out of TP, you stop on your way home rather than reminding me.

I’ll tell you what I want, what I really, really want…
Cuz, if you want to be my partner, it’s super sexy if you know our kids’ needs!
Details don’t last forever, but they matter every day!
So share mom’s mental load…

When you know that “leave by 8” means start the process 15 minutes before.
You know getting kids to bed early is my idea of fantasy!
If you move the laundry from the washer to the dryer automatically.
When you start the dishwasher so that by dinner time, it’s free.
And when I leave town for a solo weekend, all I need to prep is me!

Baby, I’ll tell you what I want, what I really, really want…
If you want to be my partner, it’s super sexy if you know my needs.
Details don’t last forever, but they matter every day.
So share mom’s mental load.

When you remember that I de-stress by running so you send me out to breathe.
You know that I never stop doing, and I need some boundaries.
But rather than telling me to relax more, you take on more of the mental load.
When we work together, you’ll get so much more of me.
And when we work together, you’ll get so much more of me.

Details don’t last forever, but they matter every day.

So share mom’s mental load.

Kristen is Southern by birth but has called Boston home for more than a decade. Unlike most Boston natives, she still really loves the snow and cold. She and her husband have two energetic and kind sons (2013, 2014) and a sassy, smart baby girl (2016) who doesn't have a volume knob and is the bruiser of the bunch. Now home full time with the kids, Kristen jokes that she has a master's degree in laundry and a PhD in preschool conflict resolution — which she uses far more than her actual physics and politics degrees. In her "spare" time, she runs her own business (Murph&Moose), which helps her retain some semblance of her own identity in the midst of motherhood. Her passion is seeing moms feel comfortable in their own skin and less alone in the chaos that is motherhood. Loves: writing, science, languages, coffee by the vat, distance running, a good Malbec, time with her girlfriends, and the rare moments of silence when all three children are (finally) in bed Dislikes: daylight saving time, non-washable markers, and noisy neighbors who disrupt her rare moments of silence

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