Tell me about yours.
My Mum is a force to be reckoned with, we've been through a lot. But I love her dearly.
MY mum is completely bonkers - kind of from another planet. However I love her dearly but maybe just can't spend too much time with her. I know she often wonders where the hell she got me from but still loves me anyway.
My mum died when I was 7. I dont miss her more on mothers day more than any other day. I would make an effort to spoil her if she was here.....
or maybe we wouldn't get on at all.
AJH I feel exactly the same about my dad who died when I was 5.
I get on with Mother of Muttley perfectly well. We talk by phone every couple of days and I'm heading down to see her next weekend.
Which is late for Mother's Day but just right for a favourite local half marathon; she understands
As far as I'm concerned she can do anything she likes. If it weren't for her I wouldn't exist.
my mum left when i was 14, i went into care, lived with my estranged father a few months then left there a week after my 16th b'day. i don't see either of them out of choice
this mothers day i am running my first 10k event, then being spoiled by my 2 daughters who are 16 and 11
my mother had issues , but i learned how not to parent and love being a mum to my lil ladies ,
i don't miss her, its hard to miss something you didn't really have , even though she was there - if that makes sense !
You can certainly learn how to be a better parent from a bad childhood by NOT continuing the cycle Curlytwig. What happened to you sounds awful but it seems that you're getting it right with yours.
I kind of agree with Schmunks that it's a bit of a Clinton's day, but my kids DO need reminding to spoil me once in a while.
I won't get much becuase my kids have to get anything they want.......look for it , buy it, wrap it etc.........
don't see the point once they have passed a certain age for parents to buy for them......I am not my husbands mother........
Mine's 83, we don't have any sort of normal relationship and never have, for all sorts of unhappy reasons I won't go into. I neither love her nor even like her. She has a mythical daughter in her head who she boasts about to her friends, who bears no relation to me. God knows how she glossed over my first marriage breaking down or me being made redundant. When the latter happened there was a crashing silence. Three months later she put a PS in my birthday card asking if I'd got a new job yet. Then when she heard I was working she phoned endlessly, wanting unimporant details about how long it took me to get there and how much it paid so she could go back to boasting to her friends. None of the questions were about what it had been like having the rug pulled out from under me, or whether or not I was happy in the new job.
She moved to the middle of nowhere in Scotland when she was 55 knowing it would be reasonably impractical for me to get there from the opposite end of the country. I've only visited twice, and that was more than enough after the first half hour. Now she's the age she is, I'm supposed to feel different. I don't. I sent a Mother's Day card because my conscience wouldn't let me do otherwise, but TBH that took some doing. I divorced my first husband who I'd actually made promises to, so why can't I be free of this horrible distructive relationship I never asked for after nearly 50 years of it?
Dave, back of on this one no matter how much water has flowed under the bridge between you two on different issues. Whatever it was this is waaay bigger and you'll never understand in a million years.
(thanks for nice comments) my little one likes to buy stuff, i like them doing nice things for me - the older one i asked to straighten my hair - its very curly - takes ages lol - the little one will make gallons of tea as she learned to last year at brownies - she doesn't always make it well but i drink it
it is a bit of a clintons day - my 2 would be dissapointed if they didn't get do something for me
i just hope its not pooring with rain for the running festival
some sad tales on here nice for people though who have good relationships with their mothers, just shows though, its not all natural bonding and life long friendships
cherish the moments you can with those you love xxx
Curlytwig, you should see what mine have "made" me over the years. I always hear the smoke alarm go off when they're "making" the toast
Hashie - Mothers are extremely complex, aren't they? Mine told me today she thinks we have "so much in common". I really idenitfy with what you said.
We have NOTHING in common except DNA and I wonder about even that....
I was not close to my mother. So I don't miss her although I am living in her house and I am joint executor and will benefit when I finally sort it and sell it - I do sometimes think she understood - her mother made her what she was by always favouring my Uncle then when Grandma realised her mistake she reversed the behaviour with her Grandkids. My mother never sorted her head out so wasn't capable of some of the emotional support children need - so the distance was always there, and some things are difficult for me - but I am in my forties now I can choose to deal with it.
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