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Mother's Day 2012. What moms really want. Really?

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(Read caption) Mother's Day 2012: The Internet will tell you "what moms really want" – but don't believe it. CorningWare or a nice breast pump, or even a diamond are not it. In 2003, the largest D color internally flawless diamond to date was displayed for auction at Sotheby's auction house in London.

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It’s the countdown to Mother’s Day 2012. And as a relatively new mom (this is only my second Mother’s Day, and during the first one I was too sleep deprived to notice anything) I’m wondering what one actually does on this holiday. From Position Mommy.

“Well what do you want to do?” asked my sweet husband.

I looked at him blankly and shrugged.  Sleep?  Actually read the newspaper in dead tree form?  Go outside and hang out with my fam?

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I didn’t feel particularly inspired.

But luckily, even if I don’t know what I want for Mother’s Day, there have been plenty of email advertisements flooding my inbox this week with some suggestions.

Amazon.com might be the winner.  Its e-mail came early in the morning – one of the first things I saw pre-latte – and its title caught my eye.

“Stephanie: What Moms Really Want,” it beckoned.

Excellent.

So I clicked. 

And the answer... 

I swear I am not making this up, but the answer is apparently a vacuum cleaner. Really. That’s the main thing advertised on the site; the top item that Moms Really Want this Mother’s Day. 

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