But you have brought out the best in me.
- Your wavering maternal presence unleashed my independence prematurely.
- Your mediocre culinary skills forced me into the kitchen, at age eight, to learn how to make that eforiro.
- You drove by me, when I was talking to that boy. Even at age twelve, you trusted me. Maybe you didn't care. I thought you trusted me to not mess up. And I didn't.
- I wanted to learn how to drive, at age sixteen. You let me learn with the car. The only car we had. The car I was ashamed of. I bashed it. The car looked worse. I learnt my lesson. You smiled.
- Second year in college and you have not asked to see my grades. You taught me that my grades do you no good. Thus, I have never received a present for acing my classes, not even in elementary school.
- I can't impress you, you exhaust me. Funny enough, you are my fuel.
- I keep praying for your addiction to Sudoku to go away..
- I am sorry for hitting you, when I sleep. I have told you times without number, to change the size of the bed. All my life, we've have shared the same room, same bed. Well, different beds but same size.
- I hope you learn how to eat sushi, someday.
- I don't want us to stop our periodic family gossip.
- I want you to stop saying 'Mehn!'. It's my thing.
- I look forward to the day, we will share stories about the 'boy department'.
I am not going to praise you but next time, I win 9 awards at the end of the school year, I want you to be proud of me. I doubt if that will ever happen again. You can, at least, come stand by me and not just clap in seat. That, I find it difficult to forgive you for.
I want to be a better mother to my kids. That's a feat.
Happy Birthday Mummy!