Friday, 23 November 2012

Today is my mummy's birthday!

Little mummy.
Today we are celebrating my mum's 58th birthday, though she is currently away from home at her DIDO (drive in-drive out) job. She will be here for the weekend and we're gathering on Sunday to celebrate. But enough about that - I want to just talk about my mother.

70s (I think) mummy.
She is one of the best mothers the planet has ever seen. In high school all my friends were envious that I had such a cool mum (no curfew, no rules at all really, and definitely never any smacking). People say that kids need corporal discipline to stay on the straight and narrow. I say different, at least when I'm taking my bro and myself as evidence of how well un-spanked kids can behave. ;)

Mum was a single parent for much of my young life, and times were often tough, but we were pretty much always happy. As a small business owner, Mum worked from home, and she worked damn hard. I've heard it said that people who have lots of money work really hard. Well, my mum was proof that people who have no money work just as hard or even harder.
Me and mummy - I think I was in my teens here.

My mum grew up in a very happy family, and I always remember her saying that she was shocked to realise as she grew up that her family was abnormal rather than normal, because of how happy they were. She's the youngest of four kids, the baby, and growing up she found it hard to get a word in edgewise. Sometimes that's still the case today when we're hanging with her raucous sisters (who just happen to be awesome aunties as well)! The only boy in the family is definitely the most placid. :)

Me and mummy on my 25th b'day (7.5 years ago).
I got my mother's green eyes and it's possible I got her curly hair too, though it's equally possible I got my dad's curly hair (they both have similar-looking hair, even down to having the same type of curl). Some people say I look very like Dad, and others say I look very like Mum. I think I look a fair bit like both at particular moments (though I am basically an identical twin to my dad's little sister, but that's a story for another time).

I guess what I really wanted to say was happy birthday Mummy!

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  1. I can definitely see the resemblance to your mother but I can see some differences which are probably where you are more like your father. It may even be that in certain expressions you look more like one and with others you look more like the other. I don't think my kids look like me at all, but people say they can see me in them. I think it's the expressions mostly.

  2. Happy Birthday to your mom! Mine was on the 20th. This was a lovely post celebrating your mom.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

  3. Happy birthday to your mother! Yes, you do look a lot like her.

  4. Wonderful tribute!!! Happy Birthday to your Mum!!!
    I agree with the whole non-spanking thing . . .I think kids that aren't spanked generally are more gentle in their approach to life.

  5. Oh and Happy Birthday to your mum! Her birthday is quite close to mine! (the 20th)

  6. At first I thought this post would be about a certain Brendan Fraser movie franchise, but I'm glad to see I was very wrong. Aren't good moms a blessing?


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