I don’t think you appreciate the shit your Mum puts up with until you’re an adult.
And trust me, my Mum put up with a lot of shit!
After having the misfortune of three boys who caused nothing but trouble, Mum gave up on the dream of having a little girl.
One of my brothers got expelled from school and never did his GSCE’s and another sold my Dad’s fishing gear to gamble.
Ten years after the birth of her third boy, she fell pregnant again. By accident. And that was the start of Corinne. A little unplanned egg that could be another stupid boy, or a perfect little princess.
It’s a good job I turned out to be the perfect princess because I don’t think my Mum could cope with another boy after all the hell my older brothers put her through!
Although I wasn’t exactly the daughter that my Mum had dreamed off. She wanted a daughter that would go on shopping trips and try on clothes. I actually can’t think of anything worse than a shopping trip.
I’m totally an online shopper. Shops frustrate me. There’s changing room queues, there’s people that stop for no reason that you almost bump into, there’s kids running around and I always get too hot and end up with a headache.
I’m not really a people person. Or a shopping person. Or the type of person that shows emotions and feelings. I know my indifference to everything frustrates my Mum. I’d even say it upsets her.
I’m an independent lady, you see. As soon as I left home, I never looked back. I am self-sufficient and can go months without speaking to my family and friends.
My Mum puts up with me, though. She put’s up with me living so far away, with me hardly visiting home, with me sometimes being hard to get a hold off.
There are very few things that are constant and stable in my life. But my Mum is one of those things. I know most people say that their Mum is the best Mum in the world, but everyone else is wrong. I know people who prefer my Mum to their own. It’s no contest really. She’s just better.
She’s the Mum that will spend a weekend at my brothers house and look after their three kids so my Brother and his wife can visit London. She’s the Mum that went and helped my cousin with his 6 kids when his wife died. She’s the Mum that takes chances on people and sees nothing but good in them.
That’s why she’s the best.
Parkdean Holiday Parks are holding a competition to win a 3 or 4 night break at one of their holiday parks for your mum.
All you need to do is enter via this link and share what makes your Mum one in a million. The competition ends on the 15th March.
So do share with me, what’s special about your Mum?