With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s nice to think about all the things our mums do for us, and the great memories we have with our mums. This year, Mother’s Day is the 26th of March, and it’s the perfect time for all of us to thank our mums for everything they’ve done for us as we were growing up.
I have many favourite mum moments, but one of my funniest has to be when both mum and I were in Chiang Mai, Thailand. When I was growing up, we didn’t have an electric garage door, so someone would always need to close the door before jumping into the car. That person was usually me, and my mum would find it hilarious to drive off just as my hand was on the door of the car. I would put my hands on my hips, stomp my foot, and roll my eyes, and she would be giggling uncontrollably, and waiting so she could do it again.
When we were in Thailand, I finally got revenge. I was driving a scooter, which can be hard for a passenger to get on at the best of times, and while she was trying to get on the scooter I would release the brake, leaving her trying to balance with her foot in the air. The shoe was finally on the other foot! I was laughing so hard that I was bent over my handlebars, and could barely hold the scooter up. We also attracted quite an audience of Thai locals who were watching to see just what those crazy farangs were doing.
Another great memory I have with mum was on the same vacation, when we visited Elephant Nature Park. Mum had always wanted to ride an elephant, and we had had a huge fight a few years earlier when we were both in Bali and I refused to go to one of these places as they’re so cruel and harmful to the elephants.
Once I taught mum about how bad these elephants were treated, she finally got to get up close to them at Elephant Nature Park in Northern Thailand. This is an elephant sanctuary where we were taught all about the elephants which had been rescued from the circus, tourist shows, and logging in Thailand and Myanmar, and mum and an amazing time bathing them, stroking them, and feeding them, while we both learned about elephant conservation.
This Mother’s Day, I think I’m going to get mum a personalised photo book from www.truprint.co.uk. These are great, as you can take your favourite memories with your mum and collate them in a personalised book which she can look through and keep forever.
If you’re wondering what to get mum this year, this personalised photo book goes great with a nice lunch or a spa day, so you can spend some quality time together and celebrate your relationship this year.