Mothers

Tell me about yours.

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LIVERBIRD    pirate
07/03/2013 at 16:14
It's Mother's Day on Sunday. I have a very strained relationship with mine. They don't sell a 'I wish you were a nicer person but I can't send you back and ask for a refund' card. Tell me about your mum. Are you going to spoil her rotten this weekend? If she's passed away, does this time of year make you sad? Or are you a mother expecting flowers and home made cards covered in Pritt stick, delivered with burnt toast to your bed on Sunday morning?
07/03/2013 at 16:17
If you are so embarrassed by your parents, why do you keep bringing them up ?
LIVERBIRD    pirate
07/03/2013 at 16:19
I think you'll find the title is tell me about YOURS.
07/03/2013 at 16:22
But you always have to start with how bad yours is.......
07/03/2013 at 16:23

My Mum was great.  Really great.  But this will the 20th Mothers' Day without her.   Long got over it, but I suppose it's a bit poignant that my little girl is about to see her very first Mothers' Day, and naturally, having grandparents around would have completed the picture. 

Sigh.

07/03/2013 at 16:23

my mum is great. she is wee. she is an artist. looks a bit like rod stewart. i can tell her anything.

LIVERBIRD    pirate
07/03/2013 at 16:25
Dave, I haven't really been on here for a year. So how can I ALWAYS start?
I know you don't like me. I don't like YOU either.
Mostly because you have nothing to say. So pipe down.
LIVERBIRD    pirate
07/03/2013 at 16:26
I'm trying to imagine an ickle Rod Stewart artist!
seren nos    pirate
07/03/2013 at 16:26

don't spoil my mother on mothers day now as its my day.so i will have breakfast in bed and thenn will dgo and do a 10 mile bike TT followed by a long ride home on the bike.....

I don't think its a time to spoil my mother ..spending time with her all year around is more important than buying flowers and chocolate because the industry thinks i should

07/03/2013 at 16:27
I don't like or dislike you... I have no real feelings either way..

If you haven't been here for a year, why open up with my mother is carp, make me feel worse by telling me how great yours are
Nurse Ratched    pirate
07/03/2013 at 16:31

My mum was amazing and I miss her every day.  I get a big knot in my stomach when I walk into a shop at this time of year and see all the cards/flowers/chocolates/etc.
However, I am looking forward to the handmade gift which 4-year-old told me he has made - but he can't tell me what it is because it's a secret surprise.

07/03/2013 at 16:32
LIVERBIRD wrote (see)
I'm trying to imagine an ickle Rod Stewart artist!

Dinky!

sorry to hear your relationship with your mum is strained. It isn't uncommon. I think that's why I appreciate my mum being so patient with me. I know several people who weren't so lucky. I haven't ever felt pressured to successful etc (just as well!) but perhaps being the youngest helps there.

gingerfurball    pirate
07/03/2013 at 16:37

We nearly lost mum last year (brain bleed and an anyuerism) so I'm all the more greatful to still have her about.  She turned 70 this year past...she's on a diet so no chocolates probably but definitely a big bunch of flowers.  

07/03/2013 at 16:39

For many years I thought I was the only person who had a difficult relationship with her mother.

In the last few years I've realised that a lot of people do, and far worse than mine!

However, I will be cooking dinner for her (and my sister and her husband) on Sunday.  Can't say I'm looking forward to it much though.

07/03/2013 at 16:40

I love my Mum. She's brilliant

07/03/2013 at 16:42

My mum will be 87 this April, fit as a fiddle.  Shops for the old people in her sheltered housing   She's my mum and I can't imagine not having her around

LIVERBIRD    pirate
07/03/2013 at 16:44
I have to do the 'pretend I'm asleep' thing on Sunday while they make me breakfast in bed
I love it! Now mine are older they actually DO choose their own presents and cards. I really don't need anything but I know they make the effort and that's what makes it special.
I have to buy Mr LB's mums card too! She finds Mothers Day extremely distressing as her mum passed away on it. Ever since we became parents, she's switched the focus onto us and bought US presents, saying 'you're the mum now'.

I still think its a nice thing to do to stop and remember mums but we need to remember that those who have lost theirs perhaps struggle with their loss a bit more at this time of year.
07/03/2013 at 16:47

Strangely my wife hated her Mum, she died last October, was a difficult time - we did go to the funeral more out of a sense of duty - we hadn't seen her for a couple of years and my wife hadn'tr spoken to her for nearly as long.  Just before she died she removed my Wife from her will, something her two brothers and half sister mada a great deal of - caused an upset - (I had the last laugh as I was able to tell her older brother who was the executor that the £15,000 shares he was talking about had been sold two years previously as she needed money to pay her ground rent etc at the retirement home - how did I know this - because I had heped her!!!!)  Funnily enough I miss her more than my wife does.

My Mum, 79 years old, she is beginning to get a bit confused but I love her to bits and we went to see her last Sunday -

LIVERBIRD    pirate
07/03/2013 at 16:50
My Oma is 89 and she has pretty much dropped her marbles this year too Grendel. She could remember meeting Mr LB in finite detail 22 years ago the other day but looked at me, her own granddaughter and couldn't remember my name!

I'm not looking forward to getting old.
07/03/2013 at 16:50

I  think this will be my 11th non-mothers day.  It wasn't ever a big deal in our family once us children had grown up.  That said the first few years were hard from a rather jealous 'but everyone else has a mother...'

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