I’m not exaggerating. They are.
If they show affection to their children, they are “clingy”; if they become strict once in a while, they are being “bitchy”.
If they care for other members, they are “too selfless” and “lost themselves”; if they pursue their career, they are “not nurturing enough to be a mother”.
They get a flower once a year on Mother’s Day. Or twice. One more flower on their birthday. “Thank you, mom!” You say, while you know doing this is “because it’s what people do” other than thanking her.
If your mother is like mine, she’s always there.
She’s there cheering for you if you are doing well.
She’s there calming you down if you are upset.
She’s there cleaning up your mess if you never clean up by yourself.
She’s there hugging you when you, well, simply need a hug.
And more often than not, moms are also kiss-givers.
If yours is not, she might just give you kisses in other ways, like praises, smiles, or good food.
Yes, she’s ALWAYS there.
And that’s it! That’s the reason why it’s easy for you to take her for granted.
BECAUSE she’s always there. She’s like the oxygen in the air. You will for damn sure notice when she’s not there.
She might be controlling. And the only thing you want to do when you are young is to get out of that control.
But you know what? When the control suddenly stops, you don’t feel free.
You feel lost.
So please, stop taking your mom for granted if she’s still there.
Today, right now. It’s not too late.