Something which is always on my mind but I never actually speak about is how much I appreciate my mum. I know absolutely no one else who could have put up with me through out my teen years... cringe looking back. Temper tantrums were my forte and although my mum did lose her cool a few times, she did a cracking job! thanks mum!
She played the role of both parents to me and my two sisters which I can imagine was tough. Jeez three teenage girls tantrums to deal with. However she did an amazing job and my sisters are proof of this as they have become amazing mothers. Also I can imagine when my dream of owning pugs eventually comes true, I will be the best pug mother out there! I'm talking princess beds and everything.
'Its not fair, she is the favourite child' was often heard in the household growing up and actually still to this day. More often now 'I am the favourite child' comes from each of our mouths. Although its a running joke my mum definitely treated us all fairly and worked her butt off to give us everything (well obviously not completely everything, where are my pugs?) we needed.
Saying that, the number one lesson that I learned from my mum was that everything is not handed to you on a plate. This definitely has given me motivation to get through uni and eventually/hopefully get a good job. Even though she taught us this she was never the pushy parent through school, as long as I tried my best she was happy. I also appreciate so much how hard my mum worked and successfully climbed the career ladder and meanwhile put us first on her list of priorities.
Again, I hope that I follow in the footsteps of my mum. Happy Mothers Day to all the mums out there!
What do you appreciate most about your mum or what do you want your kids to appreciate about you?