Proud Mum Alert


*Sounds the proud mum klaxon*


I decided to go to university aged thirty six for several reasons.  To better myself, to challenge myself and because I loved the subject.  I was also a little lost after Mum died.


But the one thing that spurred me on more than anything was the thought that I was doing my best to be a positive role model for my children.  I was the first person to go to uni in our family and I wanted to show them it was possible.  Maybe if I’d have known family members that had gone to uni when I was eighteen, I may have gone a lot sooner than thirty six!


Imagine my delight, therefore, when my eldest son rang me last night to tell me one of the universities he’d applied to, (and my old university,) had written to him to offer him a place.


I honestly don’t think I’ve ever been prouder – and he hasn’t even gone yet!


I did the proud bragging mum thing and told everyone on Twitter and Facebook.  I text my friends and family and seriously, I know it might not be such a big deal for lots of families, but for my family, it’s bloody awesome.


So I don’t care if people thought I was a knob for shouting loud about it last night … I AM SO RIDICULOUSLY PROUD OF HIM!


Of course, I did what all Mums do and also said, “I told you so,“ because that’s my job, but hearing that he’s smart, capable, intelligent and wanted by someone other than your Mum is sometimes just the boost you need as a young adult.


I’d like to take all the credit, (and no doubt I will,) but he has really put the hard work in so he deserves everything that is going to come his way in the future, whether it’s at this uni or another, or even if he decides not to go, (which, of course, will be over my dead body.)


But either way, it’s been great to have some good news at last.


My kids rock.



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  1. well done to your boy!!!!!! Proud mummy moment is well deserved xxx

    • Thanks *cough* … it’s genetic … *cough*

  2. Just fab – well done to him. And, of course, to you for raising such a fine chap!

    Loving that picture of you though… Excellent perm!

    • Trust you to mention the dodgy hair … :) But thanks!

  3. I’ve been thinking about this since you first put it on – couldn’t comment then. This is a wonderful achievement and am very proud of you. it’s the sort of thing that should make the papers, not the crap that normally does. Ring’em up X Just had a thought – shall we add it to that post you wrote for my Single Mums’ Series?

    • Aww thank you so much for commenting Anya – I’m very proud of him x

  4. Just catching up with your blog, this is great news, no wonder you are so proud. Seriously cute photo!

  5. What a headrush that must be! Congrats to your son and well done you too! All the best for 2013 – hope it brings him the results he needs.

    • Thank you and hope you have a lovely 2013 too! x


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