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My three wonderful mums
Written by Gor   
Tuesday, 19 March 2002 00:00

Most people only have one mother but I don't, I have three mothers. This doesn't mean that my father has lots of wives. In the past when I was younger, we all stayed at my grandmum's house. When my mum went back to work, my grandmum had to look after me, that's why I call her "mae yai" (which is Thai for big mother). In the late afternoon, when my mum hadn't come back and mae yai had gone to cook dinner for us, my aunt (mum's younger sister) looked after me. That's why I call her "mae lek" (which is Thai for little mother).

Mae yai is very strict but she is also very kind. She told me that when I was younger I was really naughty and she used to hit me a lot. She hit me with a stick. I was really scared of that. Every time I saw her holding that stick I behaved properly! Mae yai loves me a lot but she doesn't really understand me because she comes from the older generation. Now when she knows that I have gone out to have a date with a girl, she will complain that I am not allowed to do that because I’m no old enough even though I am 16!

Mae yai is the one I always listen to, the one I never refuse and the one I will never make cry. But once we had an argument about something. I made her cry. I didn't know how to punish myself so I just cut my skin with a cutter. The next morning, I went to apologize to her and prostrated myself to her feet. She said don't worry, it's OK. I cried, then she hugged me. That made me cry even more. Now I still have a scar from that time. It makes me remember not to be bad again. I am hoping that if I can save some money from teaching and my online bookshop, I can give some to her.

Mae lek is very kind and the one that understands me the most. She never complains or hurts me. She also helped me when mae yai hit me. She is a new generation woman! Since I was young up to now, every time I met her at mae yai's house she always gave me some money. She gave me at least 500 baht everGor paying respect to his "mothers"y time. But now I don't see her much because she's very busy with her work.

Finally, my real mum. She is more like a friend to me. I can talk to her about everything without feeling embarrassed. She even knows all about how many girls I have. She is a superb mum. She works every day. She has been working very hard since I was young but she never complains. She sometimes does all of the housework for me and tells dad that I did it. She is rarely angry with me. I am really lucky to have a mum like this. Most of my friends said they wanted to have a mother like her. I am sure they would!!!

At last I want to say that I am the luckiest person in this world because I have three wonderful mums. And also I want to thank them for understanding me and looking after me when I was younger. If I didn't have them, I don't think I would have any of my present success. They taught me well. I want to say that I am very sorry and I want to apologize to them for the mistakes I made in the past. I won’t do it again, I promise. I love them, my three mums. I would do anything, even die to protect them.