A Sleek New Laptop! – I own 4 laptops, all broken in different ways. We have the computer that the kids snapped off all the keys to make “alphabet soup”, one with spotty wifi connection, the antique that’s incompatible with today’s technologies, and the one I’ve dubbed “The Matrix” due to the strings of binary code it displays. I want a great new laptop, one that’s thin and sleek, with a touch screen, and an awesome sound system for my favourite tunes. Specifically, I would like the HP ENVY TouchSmart Ultrabook 4!
Mama Massage with Mani-Pedi – I have a beautiful vision of absolute peace and relaxation, as I enjoy a deep tissue massage with no kids running around me fighting and screaming. To add to the bliss of this fantasy, I would love an exfoliating pedicure for my tired Mama feet, and a manicure that says “woman”, not “mommy”. Please send me on a spa retreat like the ones offered at the Elmwood Spa in Toronto!
New Threads for Mama! – After having 5 kids in 5 years, my pre-pregnancy wardrobe just won’t cut it anymore. I don’t need labels like Gucci and Prada, just a couple of nice outfits that shout cute and sophisticated. If anyone from Jacob or H&M or is reading, please make sure my husband comes home with some elegant dresses, figure-flattering blouses, curve-hugging skirts and stylish slacks!
Book Me! – I sometimes forget that I once read for personal interest, with all the storybooks I read daily to my kids. This Mama loves to read Science Fiction and challenge her vision of the future! Buy me any book from my favourite UK author Alistair Reynolds and you will have found me the perfect gift! I’ve also read Science Fiction anthologies by Gardner Dozois for the past 2 decades, and would love another volume. E-book version please!
This article was written by me, Jenna Em, and appears in the Sunday, November 25th, 2012 issue of the Huffington Post!