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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Thinking about our MOTHERS

Chocolate dipped Cherry Cake. (Picture courtesy of Google and BBC Good Food)

Mothers day here in Australia, was the 10th of May. I received some lovely Lillies from second son and first son gave me a portable drive for backing up my pooter pictures and documents. Wonderful gifts. Thank you boys. Inside one of the cards was a cutting from a newspaper which is so lovely and thought provoking, I would like to share it with you. So here goes....

And when it comes to the way we think about our mothers, the stages of life can generally be summarised as follows:

  • 4 Years of age: "My mummy can do anything."
  • 8 Years of age: "My mum knows everything. She's better than your mum."
  • 12 Years of age: "My mum knows a fair bit but she doesn't know everything."
  • 14 Years of age: "Mum thinks she knows everything but she knows nothing."
  • 16 Years of age: "Mum's such a dag. She's got no idea about anything."
  • 18 Years of age: "Mum's so far out of date and out of touch, She's got a lot to learn."
  • 25 Years of age: "Mum's got a few good ideas, she seems to have picked up a few over the years."
  • 35 Years of age: "Before we decide, let's get Mum's opinion."
  • 45 Years of age: "Wonder what Mum would have thought about it."
  • 65 Years of age: "Wish I could talk it over with Mum."

I remember each one of these "ages" except for the last two. Thankfully at almost 60 Years of age My Mum is still here with us and I speak to her everyday, usually for advice. TO ALL THE MUMS OUT THERE, THANK YOU.




10 comments:

ButterYum said...

How sweet... I love your timeline. Can't wait for my kids to reach the 35 year mark! :)

Jacqui said...

Treasure every moment with your Mum, sadly 3 years ago I lost mine. Very suddenly at way too young an age. We still had things to say although I'm sure she knew how much and appreciated her.I now treasure my own 2 wonderful daughters and hope to be with them for a very long time to come.

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♥Rosie♥ said...

How beautiful Sally! Mum's are such a treasure..

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HappyTummy said...

hello sally! belated happy mother's day! this "timeline" is really cute, sweet and funny! i remember my childhood! my son is about to turn two, and i'm pretty sure he will say these things too in the future! anyway,have a good weekend! and let's consider everyday as mother's day! cheers! :)

Sally said...

ButterYum, Jacqui, Rosie, and Happy Tummy. Thank you for your comments, nice to see you here.
Other comments have been deleted, as is my right, 'cos they were spam.

Coby said...

LOL I remember when I started saying that mum was starting to learn some stuff when I was in my 20's:) Knew full well it was ME finally getting it:) My children are still at stage one - lucky me, it's all downhill from here right?;)

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Your mom so lucky to have you..

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