I am an only child – my husband and friends will tell you that this is plainly obvious! – and I am very close to my Mum.
It’s a nice bond, coming from being a small family unit where it was always just the three of us.
To commemorate Mother’s Day, I thought I would share a few pearls of wisdom that my Mum has taught me over the years (and some behaviours I have taken on board):
- When an item is on sale, think not of what you will spend; but focus on what you will SAVE.
- When the credit card statement arrives in the mail, hide it from your husband.
- When you buy anything new, place it in your wardrobe straight away and when your husband comments on your outfit say, “Whaaat? This old thing? I’ve had it for AGES.”
- There is no such thing as a wasted education. Everything you learn adds to your being. This attitude came in handy when I had to talk my folks through my plans to go back to uni at 29.
- Girls rule! Feminism is ace! Yeah!
- You can be a wonderful mother and work full time.
- Blue and green should never be seen, unless there’s a colour between.
- Always stick up for what you believe in. Speak out and be proud.
- Just because you can’t cook toffees for the school fete, does not mean you are not a terrific Mum!
- Chocolate cures all ills.
- A mother’s love is never more apparent than when she is rubbing Vicks VapoRub on your tummy when you are little and struggling with a bad cold.
So, thanks Mum for showing me how it’s done. Love ya to bits!