Growing up, I used to argue a lot with my mum. Our arguments were mostly caused by unimportant things. I can’t even remember them anymore! When we argued, my dad used to calm us down. He would talk to me, telling me to make up with mum. Sometimes, when he thought I have crossed the line, he would be mad at me, and told me to apologise to my mum straight away.
As time goes by, especially with my dad’s passing, my relationship with mum got better. A lot better. I know I was a difficult teenager (sorry ma!). But now, we talk a lot, and spend a lot of time together… and I’m thankful for that.
Because I still live with her, almost every day I would spend some time to talk with her after I got home from work. Even when traffic’s that bad and I got so bored while driving, I like to call her and just ask her to chat with me, accompany me during the traffic. We talk about everything, mostly random stuffs.
Of course there are times when we still argue. Funny, I think we are similar but also very different at the same time! But still, I enjoy her company and again I’m thankful that I still have opportunities to make her happy.
It’s not her birthday, nor that it is mother’s day.. I just wan’t to talk about her. Oh, yesterday we went out together – we had lunch in a nearby mall, and went to Kemang area for coffee, and ended up in another mall for window shopping 🙂
If I can turn back time, I wish I wasn’t so rebellious and I wish I could understand her more during my teenage years. Then again, I can’t re-do what’s done, so what I’m going to do is just spend the rest of my days trying to make her happy.
To close this post, I’m going to share a song from Carole King – one of her favorite artists which she introduced to me. I remember being taken to school with this song playing in the car 🙂 I used to hate it because I thought it’s old school and not cool. But again… If I can turn back time I’d pinch the younger me so hard – Carole King is one of the greatest musicians!!! don’t you agree?