A Weekend With Mum

After a few weeks of stress, hurt and upset I knew there was only one place I wanted to be this weekend: my mum’s house. I somewhat selfishly left The Bloke to deal with the boxes and cats and was on the train as early as possible on Saturday morning. When I arrived I was greeted by her three mad dogs, a cupboard full of my favourite food, clean jammies and a duvet on the couch. Max, the mad springer spaniel, joined me…


Despite being 31 years old I really needed her. She’s been a huge support and has waited on me hand and foot this weekend. She’s listened to me, comforted me when I’ve been a bit upset and offered some advice as to how to progress further. I ate her lovely home-cooked food, watched old films and slept lots…

She won’t read this as she doesn’t follow my blog, but I couldn’t possibly tell you how lucky I feel to have such a wonderful person as a parent.

I’m going to send her some flowers this week as a little thank you for looking after what has essentially been a snivelling mess… Let’s hope that this next week will be a little better!!

23 thoughts on “A Weekend With Mum

  1. Sorry, I don’t care how old you are but there are times when we just need mum because there is no one in the world that can offer the same level of advice and support as a loving, caring mum. Good food, companionable dogs, old movies and good advice, a good recipe. We’ll be thinking about you and we do hope that this week will be a lot better for you.

  2. I spent the last two weeks with my daughter, cooking her favorite foods, doing her laundry, watching the baby and just talking with her. She loved it, but not as much as I did. I am certain your Mum, like myself, loved being needed again. Thanks for this post.

    • Aww that’s lovely. I think she enjoyed it as much as I did! She’s always been like that…I remember about 12 years ago how disappointed she was when I returned from University without any washing for her to do!!

  3. She is a true definition of what a mum is. I am so glad that you have her and she is there to support and guide you during tough times. Glad you got the much needed rejuvenation of rest and comfort from your visit.

  4. Nothing better than being taken care of by mom. Some days I wish I could just go home for a couple of days for just that reason. A lil escape from all the responsibility

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