It's Mother's Day here this weekend, and I for one am trying not to pre-load my expectations that it will be a day of calm and orderliness in my house, with perhaps a small breakfast of Eggs Benedict followed by a champagne lunch and something french and fabulous for dinner....Dreams are free, right?!
It did get me thinking, though, that I've been a mother for almost fifteen and a half years now and through that time I've had some pretty memorable moments.
5. The time I met a famous TV child psychologist again after a brief meeting a year earlier. I wasn't sure if he would remember me but apparently he did. So much so, he said, that he mentioned me in his shows. "What do you say about me?" I enquired, hoping for something like Fabulous mother of two sets of twins who quite clearly has all her shizz together. "I tell them what you told me about your parenting style," he said. "That sometimes you yell so loudly that you see stars".......
3. Travelling on a bus in Athens in rush hour and we came to a bus stop. One of my eight year old boys got off first but before the rest of us could get off the doors closed and the bus sped away again. I saw the horror on my boy's face out the window. Alone on a busy street in a city where he didn't speak the language...I've never yelled so much in my life for someone to stop the bus.
Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers and grandmothers and aunties and foster mothers and step mothers and god mothers and fairy god mothers. Do you have a particularly memorable motherly moment??