I am 36 today.
I am grateful to be alive so I shall not complain about getting older.
As I enter the ‘other side’ of the 30’s (is this considered ‘late 30s’?), I thought I’d tell you 36 things about me.
Then I realized that you pretty much know me already (right?).
So, on this day I turn 36, I decided to write down 36 things I wish for my sons.
I wish for you both….
1. To always love one another.
2. To like each other, even if it’s not all the time.
3. To learn from each other.
4. To always be there for each other.
5. To share with one another.
6. To look out for each other.
7. To stand up for each other.
8. To challenge each other when it’s necessary.
9. To learn how to cook. It’s a useful skill, trust me.
10. To forever know the beauty of music.
11. To have the opportunity to sleep under the stars.
12. To find true friends, like I have.
13. To want to, and enjoy learning.
14. To enjoy the outdoors, in whatever way you choose.
15. To know true love.
16. To enjoy your own company.
17. To love the written word.
18. To like my cooking, always.
19. To be able to chase your dreams.
20. To know how to respect women.
21. To love to do something your father does – he’s dying to do something with you boys!
22. To forgive me for not being crafty.
23. To learn to enjoy ironing because your mother hates doing that.
24. To look after your body, mind and soul.
25. To have the opportunity to travel.
26. To always have a loving relationship with your grandparents.
27. To always have a wonderful relationship with your aunts and uncles.
28. To please not dye your hair some strange color. Thank you in advance.
29. To not complain when I ask you to clean the toilets.
30. To love desserts.
31. To wake up every morning, excited to start the day.
32. To have a sense of humor. And understand your parents’ sense of humor. This is important. Read #33.
33. To forgive us in advance for any future embarrassing parents antics. Which will happen, it’s a guarantee.
34. To know that you were very much wanted, and you make our family complete.
35. To know that your parents love you fiercely.
36. To know that I have tried my best from the day you were born, to be the best mother I can possibly be to you.
When is YOUR birthday?