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I love my mum
Everything about my mum!
Member Name: rojm
Everything about my mum!
Advantages: She is great and always wants the best for me
Disadvantages: Won't always be here
My mum is the best; just like most peoples mum.
So why is my mum the best?
Well for one because she is my mum but before me she was other people's mum. It started when her sister died (who was 14 years older than her). Her sister had a little girl, her dad couldn't look after her properly (50+ years ago men weren't really single parents). So her neice went to live with her nana, grandad and aunty (my mum). At this time my mum was seeing my dad and they got married and they then adopted my sister. I personally think this was a huge thing to do and I give a lot of credit to my dad for this. It must have been so difficult newly wed, starting living together and then a 3 year old child comes and lives with you. My sister did obviously know them very well and was secure and happy with them. But as a grown up I think it was very selfless of them to do it at that stage of their lives.
I also have another sister and I am the youngest. My mum was always there for me (I am not going to discuss all of us as my eldest sister is 14 years older than me so was really a grown up whilst I was still a child). When I was 5 she started working nights so we could have double glazing and then central heating (there was always something and she ended up working there for over 30 years). She would come home from work have a brew then take us to school she would then come home go to bed and get up and pick us up. I would go to bed at about 7pm and my mum would then go back to bed for about 3 hours. She did this so she was there to take and pick up from school.
I remember when I was ill and not in school my mum would hardly get any sleep because I was at home but she never complained and still went in work.
As I grew up my eldest sister got pregnant so (as a lot of people did back then) she got married and my mum and dad paid for the wedding (as the brides parents - so unfair). Money back then wasn't so readily available, there were no credit cards and overdrafts. My mum was so scared the buffet wouldn't be enough that she ate nothing. From now on I am not going to talk about my eldest sister because things happened and now I am a lot older I think she was very selfish and uncaring to both my parents and we haven't seen her for many years.
My mum always wanted more for her children than she had and for us to have the best. We always went on school trips even if it meant her doing without, my older (not eldest) sister and then me, when I was older went camping with the guides and I went on the French exchange and then in my last year of school to Austria. I don't think my dad was impressed as I found out later, my sister dropped out of going to Austria when she had the chance as my dad said things - not sure what but it would have been to do with money.
As I got older I would sit with my mum on a Friday or Saturday if I wasn't going out and drink wine, which I know she would have enjoyed as even now my mum likes company.
When I moved out of home my mum was there to help me. Now as I was the youngest and last to go I only realise now as a mum that this must have been hard for her. I moved into a flat it wasn't great but my mum was there making the bed and leaving a hot water bottle in it, to air it for me.
When I had my first baby that died my mum was in work, as she worked nights but as soon as she found out she was at the hospital, she offered to put away all the baby stuff for us so I didn't see it when I got home. I didn't want this but her heart was in the right place and she was thinking of me. That's the thing with my mum she bothers too much about other people she has even got involved in taking children on trips from some school or nursery. She is always willing to help people and wanting people to be comfortable. I have to make her sit down when I go to her house as she is there brewing up for us and making butties etc.
Whilst she was still working I had my eldest daughter, she used to come straight from work to my house at 7.15am so that I could go to work, she would then take her to play school at 9.30am before going home to bed. I have to say I never asked her to do this I asked my dad but my mum wanted to do it, and I know now we don't live so close she misses spending a lot of time with us all.
I think sometimes we don't tell our mums how much they mean and some take them for granted, especially if they want something but mums are there and not for ever and once you are a grown up it is your turn to spoil them. So I want to say Mum - I love you xx
Summary: I don't always tell my mum i love her