There’s someone who cares so deeply about you, more than you will ever know. The one who gives you the best she can offer without hesitation. She’ll gently pull your curtains open in the mornings to wake you up. The only one who…You get what I mean.
There’s only one such person in your life – Mom.
As Mother’s Day is coming soon on 8th May, we’ve come up with a list of 10 things our moms do which we usually take for granted. As annoying as some of them might seem, if you think carefully, they are all actions that stem from her unyielding affection for you.
Calls you at “curfew” time.
The younger you are, the worse this gets. As long as you’re still staying with mom, regardless your age, you’ll still get these calls from time to time even when “curfew” time doesn’t exist anymore. If you get these calls like I still do, she probably waited up a little to see if you’ve come home but decided to call you before she goes to bed.
So even if you’re busy hanging out, pick up that call at 1am to assure her that you’re okay.
Calls you up to tell you to read your text.
This is as cute, funny, and irritating as it gets. Sometimes my mom sends me a text and I would probably be too busy to look at it for the moment. 10 minutes later, she calls me up and says, “Son, read your text.” without the intention to tell me what that text was about over the phone.
If you’ve experienced this too, maybe our moms just felt that texting was more interesting than calling us up. Who knows?
She’s the Google for anything within the house.
You can’t deny this. She’s THE google in the house. Lost your socks? No problem. Ask mom. Can’t find your jeans? No problem. Ask mom. Lost your girlfriend? No problem. Ask mom. Just kidding on the last one by the way.
When you go out with her, she’s got everything you’ll ever need.
Once, my family and I went on an outing to Botanic Gardens. She had everything from wet wipes to sunscreen to hand sanitiser. She probably brought our whole house with her. Go figure.
Comes into your room and makes you drink some weird drink or soup.
Whether you’re doing work or playing games or watching your favourite series, occasionally you’ll hear a knock at the door and she’ll come in with a bowl of “soup”. All you know is that “it’s good for you.” Even though you have no idea what’s in it, you’ll be a good kid and finish it to the last drop.
When you ask why, she’ll always say: “Because I’m your mom.”
One of the most annoying things I’ve ever heard my mom say. When reason doesn’t work in her favour, she will drop this line on me and I’ll just have to accept it. No choice. Mom’s the word.
She says: “Why don’t you ever go out?”
Sometimes I’m just staying at home for a few days to save up some money, or to do some work. Then, she’ll suddenly ask me this question. According to her, she was concerned that maybe I didn’t have any friends to go out with. Of course not. My friends are at Hogwarts battling Voldemort.
She says: “Why do you treat the home like a hotel?”
After a few days of going out with my friends, she’ll utter the opposite of the previous point. Well, do you want me to go out or not?
Always asks you to troubleshoot everything.
Whenever she needs to install an app or if something’s wrong with her computer or phone, we’ll be the first one she calls. She really trusts us on these things.
Treats you like a child no matter how old you are.
Finally, the last one on our list. No matter how old you are, in the eyes of your mom, you are always the kid that you were when you were just 10 years old.
Mother’s Day is only a reminder of how much our moms mean to us. Remember, you only have one mom! So show your appreciation every day!
Have you thanked your mom today?
(Header image credit: bernulietas.lv, words by author)
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