Happy Mothers’ Day!

May 8, 2016 at 12:13 pm

mothersdayIt’s Mothers’ Day today where I am, and yes, since this day celebrates lots of mothers I believe the apostrophe should be after the s! 🙂

I am mother to a beautiful young boy who’s growing up a bit too quickly for my liking. However, he’s now at the stage where he wants to buy gifts for me with his own money. This can be great if he gets me something I like, which is some of the time. I guess that’s better than none of the time. 🙂 At least my husband also gets a joint gift from both of them for me. Today, after I instructed them carefully, they bought just what I wanted – Star Wars – The Force Awakens on blu-ray. That made me happy. 🙂

I remember the first thing my son ever gave me for Mothers’ Day. He was going to day care at the time, and they’d given the kids a card to colour in. His had a picture of a vase of roses on the front. When he gave it to me I noticed that he’d coloured the petal of one rose yellow and the others were all brown.

He handed it to me and said, ‘Here, Mummy. I coloured you some nice flowers.’

‘Thank you, darling,’ I said, ‘but why are most of them brown?’

‘Oh, they’re dead,’ he told me.

Thankfully, that’s the only time he has given me a picture of dead flowers!

One of the best things about being a mum is seeing him develop, especially in areas where I can see bits of myself coming through. At the end of last term his class was reading The Twits by Roald Dahl, and they were all asked to write an additional chapter to the book. My son elected to write a new first chapter for it, and his was so good he was asked to read it aloud to both classes in his grade. It was definitely a good effort, especially for a child who’s not yet in double digits.

Yes, I love my proud mummy moments. I know he’ll be all grown up soon, so I cherish each one and often wonder with interest what he’ll be when he grows up. Will he be a writer like me or a science geek like his dad? Maybe he’ll be both.

Have you got an interesting Mothers’ Day story? Tell us in the comments section at the bottom of the page.