PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Because of all the extra chores moms have to do because of the coronavirus pandemic, you can sum up all that she wants for Mother's Day is some time alone and to do nothing.
WPTV sent this text to moms all over South Florida: "As a mom. What do you need a break from?" We didn't include names in this story because moms needed some time to vent.
Add your autonomous text to 561-517-2509, and be sure to include what town you live in.
A break from being the teacher
"It's hard to be a teacher and teach your children when first you don't know how to teach the way they do (math is wayyyy different). And second, they are over it and want to be in school learning with their friend," one Wellington mom wrote.
“As a single mom, how am I supposed to run a business and be the personal assistant to twins and make sure they get on their second-grade zoom call and complete their ten assignments each day?" a Jupiter mom wrote.
"I'm sick of being expected to have 1000% more patience than usual since you can usually pass the baton to teachers," a Tequesta texted back.
"Virtual school. The constant questions, no personal space, and literally now working for tiny humans 24/7," said North Palm mom in her text message.
A break from the family
“My kids, but don't’ think I'm supposed to say that,” said a Port St. Lucie mom
"I have no privacy all day long," from a Jupiter mom.
"I'm so sick of listening to YouTube reality shows in the background," wrote a Palm Beach Gardens mom.
"Keeping up with hygiene. The kids don't want to do it because they aren't going anywhere. "Can't we do this later?" they whine," texted a mom from Jupiter Farms.
"My children, lol," said a Jupiter mom.
A break from reality
"I need a day by myself😂🤪🤦🏻♀️... and if I could dare to dream in this current reality, I’d go get my hair and nails done, followed by a drink on the water. Not that I’ve thought about this at all🤣🤦🏻♀️," wrote a Palm Beach Gardens mom.
"Being needed 24/7 there is always something! I dream of 24 hours to myself where I am all that matters," a Lake Worth Beach mom said.
"A break from the cooking, cleaning, laundry, food shopping, office work so I can have a day of virtual exercise class and bunker down with my craft room for six hours. Now that’s a dream day,- " said a Lake Worth mom.
A break from virtual work meetings
"I was on a Zoom call for work when my kid came in and peed on the floor next to me. I have about six Zoom calls a day and it is hard to focus and I have bad mom guilt," a Boynton Beach mom texted.
A break from cooking and doing the dishes
"The dishes! The dishes pile up every night," said a Loxahatchee mom.
"I'm sick of basically being a restaurant," a Jupiter mom wrote.
A break from being the nurse
"I'm so worried about keeping my family healthy it overwhelms me," from a Palm Beach Gardens mom.
"As a mom of an adult child on the spectrum that doesn’t live at home I’m exhausted with worry every day trying to keep my child safe yet acknowledging he’s an adult! Is there such thing as a head massage? I could use one 🤪😂🤦🏻♀️🙏," Said a worried mom in Port St. Lucie.
A break from being alone
"A break from been alone and have some company with grandkids and family 🏡," Said a grandma from Boynton Beach.
Read more about breaks moms want by going to the Palm Beaches mom blog.