Today is my lovely Mum’s birthday, and she’s off on holiday so I won’t see her. Hopefully, she’ll read this though (or perhaps my Dad will read it to her from his iPad).
I couldn’t actually wait until the day to tell her what I bought for her. It’s always been a standing joke that my Mum is terrible at keeping a birthday secret. One great memory is my 18th birthday where she tried to make me guess what my present was – “Go on guess. Guess. Guess”. I wasn’t playing, so she blurted out “It’s a ring!”
And now it appears she’s rubbed off on me as I had to tell her last week that I’ve bought us Riverdance tickets for their 20th anniversary tour. Yes, I’m a Riverdance fan. Shut up. My Mum and I have been going to see Riverdance since I was 15 years old (and I just want to make it clear we have never seen Michael Flatley – ugh). It’s our thing – the lights go down, the music comes on and we both get chills. We did invite my brother along for one visit, but 99% of the time, it’s just me and my Mum.
So happy birthday to the best Mum ever! I cannot wait until next year!