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I’m in competition with your mother

I’m in competition with your mother
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She takes you on holidays every year and buys things I can’t afford. All I can do is love you and babysit for you. I hope that’s enough and that it’s appreciated.

I’m lucky to have you!

I’m lucky to have you!
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Whenever I stay at your house, you always have my room ready, my towels, everything. You do all the right things.

You know me well

You know me well
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I cherish the refrigerator magnet you gave me: “Age and treachery will always overcome youth and skill.”

You don’t have to call me Mum

You don’t have to call me Mum
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But it would be nice if you did.

I really want to make you happy

I really want to make you happy
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If you hate that green sweater I bought you, please, please tell me.

Thank you for making my child so happy

Thank you for making my child so happy
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If I haven’t told you that very much, it’s because I’m afraid you’ll think I’m sucking up.

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I desperately want to ask you:

I desperately want to ask you:
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When are you going to have children?

I so wish I could talk to you about it

I so wish I could talk to you about it
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Sometimes I watch you making choices that I so fear will lead you to difficulty. But I bite my tongue.

Memorise these tips that can stop an argument in its tracks.

I’m aware that my time on this earth is growing shorter

I’m aware that my time on this earth is growing shorter
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I want to spend it positively. I don’t want to waste it by fighting.

Talk to me

Talk to me
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If you think I can’t give good advice because I don’t have the full picture, well… paint it for me.

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