We have some mothers in our family. For mother’s day we are celebrating what we love about our mothers. This year I asked my three daughters what they love about their mummy and then my partner and I also wrote about what love about our mothers.
What My Nine Year Old Loves About Her Mummy
I love her because she is sweet and kind and loving and she loves me and I love her. She reads to me and we cuddle at bed time. She gave me a ring that is special to me because it is from mummy when I was seven before you went to Prince Edward Island in case I missed you when you were away. She loves me no matter what.
What My Seven Year Old Loves About Her Mummy
I love her because she is mummy, she is special. She helps me with homework. She gets my food and makes me feel happy. She tucks me in, kisses me, snuggles with me and scratches my back. She lets me play with toddlers when we pick up my sister. I like it when we do puzzles together. I like it when she reads with me. I like it when she tickles me. I love my mummy.
What My Two Year Old Loves About Her Mummy
I wasn’t sure what I would get out of my two and a half year old. She contributed the things she likes to do with mummy.
“I like to play outside with mummy, I like to run with mummy. I like to ride bike.”
What My Partner Loves About Her Mummy
I love my mummy for so many reasons. My mum always, always made sure we knew we were loved and valued, when my siblings and I were growing up. She showed us in actions, and told us in words, every day that she loved us. She stayed home with us when my siblings and I were little, and I see as an adult how valuable that time was, and how much she gave us, by doing so. I can’t imagine my childhood without my mum being there after school to listen, support, guide and love. She gave us so much time and energy, countless hours of listening, cuddling, soothing, supporting and encouraging. When I was unhappy at school, when I was disappointed in myself or in life, when I was proud of myself, when I had my heart broken, when I needed courage or a place to recover from daily life, my mum was who I would pour my feelings out to. She taught me to be true to myself, even when it is difficult, and to believe in who I am. My mum made our home a safe, welcoming place for any friends who needed it; friends gravitated there and I know it was because she made them feel safe and cared for. She and I can laugh together till we cry, we have struggled to understand each other’s perspectives, we share books and music, we have such similar hearts, and always there is love underneath whatever else is going on. When I need comfort, I still wish I could run home and put my head in her lap and listen to her sing to me. I hear her voice when I read aloud to my children, and feel her hands when I stroke my daughters’ hair. She is one of the most important people in my life, and always will be.
What I Love About My Mummy
I love my mummy because for my whole life she has been my unstinting support. She encourages me and listens to me. She asks questions to challenge me. She taught me to think about the importance and power of words while helping to type my handwritten essays in high school – I was a single finger typer at the time. I would read my essays and she would type as I dictated. Along the way she would periodically challenge my sentences or word choice.
My mum taught me about feminism through her example. She was a single parent and she worked outside the home. She took on leadership roles in her union and she made me do my own laundry. She taught my brother and I how to cook and she encouraged me to follow my passions. She taught me how to survive. Now I get to watch her be a grandmother to my daughters – a job she relishes and does with great enthusiasm. My mum is awesome! I learned from her to seek a partner who is equally strong and excellent as a woman and mummy.
That is what my family loves about our mummies.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mums and Moms, mothers and mummies!