How close are you to your mother/ father??

.....you the greatest ever mom.... - Flowers for you, my mom.
@mimpi1911 (25454)
India
October 4, 2008 3:50am CST
My mom is one great woman who I can never get enough of. She is the smartest home maker, an amazing lady who never retires from work and values. I can totally just be myself when with her and she'll totally understand. BTW, I totally forgot, not only does she let me borrow her stuff, we've the same shoe size! She is the coolest! BTW, do you and your mom/pa share the same shoe size?
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@sang2k2 (1834)
• India
10 Oct 08
i am close to my mother and yeh we share our clothes and shoes as well which perfectly fit us..i am very close to her and love being with her whenever im having a busy schedule i juz miss talkin to her the most and than i try and call her up in between my work so that i can really manage to talk to her.
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
11 Oct 08
Great to hear that!
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
11 Oct 08
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
6 Oct 08
Hi mou what a twisting discussion start from affiliation with parents and end with shoe size. Hmmmm Well i am close with both i mean my mom and father. and they share every thing with us. unfortunately i dont have same shoe size as of my father, i have one size bigger than his well, u r lucky that u have more pair of shoes enjoy take care
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
11 Oct 08
Thanks cupid.
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
11 Oct 08
mention not pls
@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
4 Oct 08
It is nice to know that your mother is the smartest home maker and she makes you feel at home and comfortable all the time. So is my mother, without me uttering a word, she understand what I want and what is troubling me. When she is around, I do not need to bother about anything be it food, my clothing or something else. She always speaks to me in a very polite manner and expects me to obey her directions. I have the utmost respect for my mother because it is she who has brought me up and helped me attained my goals in life. Mother-son/daughter relation is such that mother knows lot about her child. It is a kind of relationship which cannot be equated with any other relationship. On the lighter side it is also said - That it takes 25 years for a mother to make his child a wise person and if takes 25 days for a wife to spoil that man.......LOL!
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
10 Oct 08
Mothers are indeed great and her selfless love for her children makes us even more greater. Mothers have always lived up to their duties, no matter how they are being treated by their children. And through this i want to pay homage to all mothers. Thanks.
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
10 Oct 08
I fully buy your argument that mothers are the greatest souls on this earth and no one can match their love and affection.
@alokn99 (5717)
• India
4 Oct 08
I cannot fit into any of my father's shoes or pants.. I do like some of his blazers though(Can't fit into them either) and he does let me use some of his great ties. But that does not mean i'm not close to him. . I was actually much closer to my mother and shared a lot with her. Her loss left a great void in me. I've got a little closer to my dad after that. There is a large age difference so it does make him a bit disconnected with times and set in his ways. So ,i find it difficult to connect to him as friend but do share some of my thoughts and feelings with him. It has mostly been the connection of reverence,respect and care. He has always had a soft corner for me and has done a great deal as well. I have off late tried to do the best for him, maybe a little late in life, but then i'm trying to make his old age as comfortable,peaceful and meaningful as i can.
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
4 Oct 08
Better late than never. The realization is a great driving force and I am sure you are doing your best to make him the happiest. I am sorry to hear about your mother's loss. This is irreversible and we can never come out of the solitude. Try to live on the fond memories and be her boy always. That would sure make her happy. She is with you alok, always remember that. Life is but this and we must learn to let go of the physical self but the emotional self hardly leaves you. We live on the sweet memories. Thanks.
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@alokn99 (5717)
• India
7 Oct 08
I certainly intend making the best of the fond memories. Thanks for the advice and wishes Mimpi.
@srikool (936)
• India
16 Oct 08
i am very close to my mom..my dad is so strcik and staright forward person..we cant discuss anything with him..so we had a great fear and respect with my da..i wont open my moith while my dad in home..funny to think about this..mom is so sweet at all time for everything..as well as dad too sweett..he too love us a lot..have a ncie time
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
17 Oct 08
Hahahha...fathers are like that. Most are. My father is much reserved as well but I never fear his presence. He pampers us like anything. But mom is more open and sweet kind.
@michfroi (413)
• Philippines
13 Oct 08
my mom is also great... well whose mother here is not great? i dont think there is. our mom is the person we should always treasure because she did everything for us but despite of this im not really close to my mom... maybe because i dont have enough courage to say what i feel, to tell everything that is happening to me... i wish i could be like you, in times of burden, there is your mom who is willing to listen, i belong to an introvert person as per my typology test but sometimes its true... it is only sometimes because i can deal with different types of people... i love my mom so much but i cant able to show my real feelings because im afraid of rejections
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
15 Oct 08
Hi michfroi I can understand. Many times we just cannot share in fear that our loved ones might get upset, annoyed, hurt. We choose to be silent. I just wish your love for your mom and vice versa become stronger day by day.
@mayka123 (10598)
• India
11 Oct 08
I was adopted by my uncle and aunt so I am not at all close to my biological mother. My aunt had expired when I was quite small so my Uncle has looked after me..And I was very much attached to him and his kids. Could talk on any topic under the sun with him...He was both a mother and father to me. And my mom and I dont share the same shoe size...she is two sizes smaller than me!!!
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
11 Oct 08
That's so good to hear. I am sure you are an excellent mom and your daughter must be having a great friend in you.
@paulsy (1264)
• Philippines
10 Oct 08
I am close to my mom too. But when my dad was alive, I used to be really much closer to him than I was with my mom back then. My dad was the affectionate one. He always vocally appreciated the things that I did for him, and it always felt good. My mom appreciates the things that I do for her too, but she doesn't say much about it, though. Just like you, we have the same shoe size too! Whenever she comes by our home, she always has something special for us.
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
11 Oct 08
Hi paulst That good to know. Sharing the same shoe size indeed makes it special. It gives a different kinda fun altogether. And guess what most of my mom's shoes I buy. No wonder why! lol...
@iva976 (8)
• United States
7 Oct 08
my mom is my best friend, i tell her everything, we dont have the same shoe size which i think is a good thing because she would always take all my shoes. lol. i do not know what i would do without my mother.
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
11 Oct 08
lol... Blessed be.
@cncoke (439)
• China
6 Oct 08
My mother is beautiful and smart.She is also a hard-working woman.She likes to be clean and tidy.She is so self-giving that she never says a word of complain.She gives her children more but gets less.I love my mother and admire my mother.She is now old and can not work as before.But she still works as much as she could.I love her for ever.
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
11 Oct 08
So good to hear this.
@successlog (3172)
• China
5 Oct 08
hello dear friend, i think every body is very closed with their parents. for me, i love my parents very much.we live together, from my chilhood till now i am to be a young man,i think they have spent too much time and energy on me.they want me to be a able and useful man to the whole society,yeah,now, i really could earn the money myself anf feed the family. i really should thank and appreciate their good teaching.and generally, my father is very strict to me.he would be angry with me if i did a wrong thing and subsequently, i would be punished by him.my month is gentle and warm to me.i know she want to let me relax in the mind from the punishment.lol whatever they do to me, i feel happy. i know because they love me, they just do.lol good luck
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
11 Oct 08
That's so good to hear. Parents are special and no amount of doings on our part would be enough. They are special and what we are largely what they are. Thanks.
• United States
5 Oct 08
I am closer with my mother. When I was little, my father was working 24/7 and was barely home- so I never got to see him or bond with him. As I got older, he tried to make up for lost time, but when I found out he was cheating on my mom, that bonding time quickly diminished since I had lost all respect for him. There are times when I get angry at my mom and have to vent to my dad, but that's rare. I mean very rare. I guess since I knew my mom didn't have the greatest childhood growing up, I knew she wanted to be better than her mom- and in all retrospect, she has been from what i've heard. I don't share the same shoe size with either of them. I guess that's good because we all have different tastes in shoes....
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
11 Oct 08
I am sorry to hear that. But I really appreciate you and your mom to be able to fight it out. I am sure you will be a great mom as well for you know how does it feel. smiles...
• Philippines
5 Oct 08
I love both of them. But Im very close to my mom I jusr can tell her anythning..
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
11 Oct 08
Same with me jeleen.
@belk89 (1103)
• Philippines
5 Oct 08
I am close to my mom than my dad. I love my mom very much since she was very understanding and loving. She always there for me when i needed her and even if sometimes i can see how tired she is she never complain or ever say that she is tired of taking care of us. She even gives me things that she could have enjoyed herself. She always gives us the best and she never think first of her own happiness. I always wanted to give her back the love that she had given us. By giving her the things that she wishes to have eversince she was young. I am trying as hard as i could to buy all the things she dreams of having and hope she would know how much we love her by not giving her anymore problem. Someday i wanted to take her to places she havent visit yet and let her experience the fun of travelling.
• India
4 Oct 08
i am very close to my mom becoz she has always taken care of me and i share all my secrets with her only becoz she has always given me gud care and support so i would always like to be with her well i was not not so close to my dad becoz he was very strict especially fro studies and i was afraid of him so i was always wit my mom u know mom's son mom has never slapped me but i have got a lot of beatings from my dad which still has some affect in my mind and if i remember i get mad
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
11 Oct 08
I can understand Siddharth. Trust me, its the same in almost every household here in our country.
• China
4 Oct 08
I think I'm closer to my mom who's kind and talkative, while my father was a serious man, always keeping silent until his guests came. He is actually humorous, but not to us. He is always strict with my siblings and me. I have been afraid of him since I was a child. We're not allowed to talk freely about politics or say something bad at home. I seem never to receive a compliment from my father no matter how well I do. Luckily, after his retirement, he gets changed and is willing to talk with us, we dare play a trick on him now.
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
11 Oct 08
benita I think I mom is a more sweet kind and father bit reserved but very caring, intrinsically though. He wouldn't show it often but you can feel it. My mother on the other hand is a darling. Thanks for you response.
@rajueie (204)
• India
4 Oct 08
iam very much close to my parents....my parents are the best gifts given by the god to me....they are like everything to me...iam really gifted by the god in a great way.....parents are the living gods for me....iam unable to xpress my views on them...they cant be expressable.....they are the greatest.....
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
10 Oct 08
That's so good to hear. Have a wonderful life.
• Philippines
4 Oct 08
I am close to my mother than my father but both are quite wonderful. My mother and I are kinda more like friends, I can tell her anything, we talk a lot about everything and I can say and showed her what I feel. She's the first one I talked to if I have a problem or need some advice. We're really are quite close. I am close as well to my father, but being strict and kinda grumpy that he is, I rarely talk to him that closely. But I must say, I am thankful to have parents like them and quite one of the luckiest person who got a parents like I have.
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
10 Oct 08
That's really good to hear Kylie. Have a blessed life.
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@gemini_rose (16193)
4 Oct 08
I am not at all close to my parents, never have been. I sometimes think that they never really had a clue when it came to raising me. I think that they went off how they were raised and what people told them about parent children relationships. As a consequence there was never that real close bond that some people have with their parents. I have it with my son and hopefully I will have it with my other children as they get older too.
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
10 Oct 08
I am sorry to hear that but I am glad that you know how important to have a good relationship with the kids. I a so glad that your relationship with your kids are good. It makes so much difference for a healthy living. smiles...
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• Australia
4 Oct 08
hmm...my parents and i are very close, we still do lots and lots of things as a family. And my parents are very cool and understanding and when i was young i was really glad to be there child because they would always be there for me. No though, i dont have the same shoe size as my dad, i actually have a bigger shoe size, but why should that matter? Happy MyLotting!
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
10 Oct 08
Good to know that. Happy living.
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