Happy Mother

Post date: May 13, 2012 8:3:40 AM

And in my own irony it takes the skill of children in growing, thriving and maturing despite my (lack of) mothering skills to show me that I can be a good mother. Thanks Mark, Adrian and Maria for being my children - you have given me joys I would never otherwise have known.

Irony appears to have been a theme this week. Earlier in the week Adrian was complemented by a colleague for his sarcasm and irony when dealing with difficult customers - his colleague though he couldn't have been a Kiwi. Adrian noted that he grew up with irony. In our family irony was just another vitamin - one of life's essentials!

On this side of the world it is mother's day - been a lovely day and I have certainly felt valued as well as happy. Thank you. With my feelings about my mothering skill when you guys were little I did used to feel Mother's Day was a touch too ironic for me. I have got over this as I am now reconciled to the fact that I did the best I could at being a parent and together with Tony I do think we provided strong, if somewhat unconventional, parenting role models!