Sunday, 22 February 2009

Best mom award

I received the Best Mom Award by Janice. There are some rules to this game.
1. Show the award logo in your post.

2. Pick a picture you have with your kiddos.
This is where I realise I don't have a recent photo with the kids. This photo was taken almost 3 years ago while we were on vacation. I guess we're currently at that camera-shy phase which explains the lack of family photos. Teenage boys aren't too eager to have their picture taken with their sibling or mum. I'm not exactly keen on having my photos taken these days too.

3. Best experience as a Mom.
I don't think there is a single best experience being a mother. Motherhood gives you a wealth of experience which snowballs from the day you become a mother until your very last breath. It's a lifelong experience. Every mother hopes to bring her children up well and seeing them healthy, happy, grateful, appreciative and coping well in life makes a mother proud.

I think single mothers take the role of motherhood very seriously. When my kids were younger, they relied on me for everything, from emotional support to providing answers to their wacky questions. I knew I couldn't simply tell them to 'go ask daddy'.

Kids may not like to hear this very much but I sincerely believe that a mother will try not to let her own child down. It breaks a mother's heart to see the kids suffer or miserable. Kids learn that very early in life and know when to push the right buttons.

Kids may not notice this but their mother always cooks them their favourite food and leave the best parts (of the meat or dessert) for them.

Some mothers can be temperamental or strict while others can be indulgent or lenient, but all mothers mean well. A mother's love for her child is unconditional and she can never stay angry for too long. When she says "It's for your own good", she really means it from the bottom of her heart.

What kids don't often realise is when they break the law or get themselves into trouble, their mother is often the first to blame herself for not teaching them the right values or bringing them up properly.

That said, being a mother has its rewards. It never fails to bring a smile to my face when I hear kids speaking fondly of their mother. Sometimes my kids wonder if Rusty misses his own mother. Poor little Rusty was separated from his mom in Australia after birth and ended up in a pet store in Singapore. We bought him when he was 6 weeks old. I tell them, "I doubt it. Rusty thinks I'm his mother."

In many ways, don't you think I'm like Rusty's mother too? Afterall, he doesn't look at himself in the mirror and wouldn't know what his mom is like either.

4. Nominate other blogger moms out there that you consider the best mom.
In my opinion, every mother I personally know and come across deserves this award.


J@n!ce said...

Your boys are nearly the same height as you as I can see from the photos.
They are growing up so fast !!

Cant really see their faces though but I bet its a funfilled trip!! I like the feeling of kiddos cuddling their mother for warm & comfort. Its such a precious moment :):)

When I got the award, the first person I thought of passing the award is YOU !! You are a woman I admire & a brave & strong mommy :):)

A warm hug to you, Blur :):)

Blur Ting said...

Thank you Janice! :-))

My boys are both taller than me now. They still cuddle up for warmth and comfort but shhh, I'm not supposed to reveal.

The Real Mother Hen said...

You're a great mom Ting!

EE said...

The language of motherhood is universal and TT, you are GREAT!

Anonymous said...

Yep... I agree... you are a great mom... don't let anyone ever tell anything else....

The World According To Me said...

A very well deserved award. You sound a fantastic mum who has brought up two great, well balanced kids.

fishwithoutbicycle said...

You are a great Mom Blur Ting. I am sure your boys truly appreciate how lucky they are.

k@Ye_ said...

Me salutes Ting!

U re a better Mom than me! I m still learning!

Psst my brother also cuddles up to my Mum!

Nick Phillips said...

A fitting award which is rightfully for you :D Congrats.