You can never have too many Supermums, and here at Osper it’s safe to say that we have them in abundance! Last month in celebration of Mother’s Day we asked you, our wonderful Osper mums what made you great. Your responses were truly awe-inspiring so we couldn’t help but share a few of them here, read below for some serious get up and go attitude.
From a football mum
I’m a full time working mum who has a fab son that is somewhat addicted to football. Great I hear you say…. But hold on for just a minute. Those of you out there who have boys that want to consume more football than air will understand my struggles!!! Lol. Constant washing of stinking kits and socks that never seem to get clean (why they use white on football kits I’ll never know). Trampled mud and Astro turf rubber bits all over my house combined with the smell of sweaty shin pads pretty much sums up the aroma that constantly permeates through my home. But it doesn’t stop there!!! Training sessions at 8pm at night in the middle of winter and having to buy expensive umbrellas that lets be honest are never wind proof to try and survive standing on the sidelines in no doubt weather that is absolutely shocking….. Do I hate? No… Would I change it? Never.. Cos I don’t have to hope to meet my favourite football player… I gave birth to mine.
From a working mum:
Because I work long and hard every week / To pay for the extra things we seek / I go from school to work and then to pick up my little girl / My whole life is one great big whirl! / I forget which day it is cos I’m so busy / And I’m a great mum even though I’m dizzy! / I love my life / Being a mum and a wife / But a little treat for me would make me smile / And I’d continue going the extra mile!
From a single mum:
I think I deserve extra treats because I’m a single parent of two who turns up on time every day to a job that pays me far less than I would get for sitting at home and being paid benefits (fact) … all because I want my boys to understand work ethic – I want them to want to strive for the best and if they see me always striving for more I hope my boys will always push for more and be the best person they can be!
From an Osper Dad:
We are a family of 5, with three boys aged 15, 8 and 5. This for parents is challenging at the best of times, however Suzanne has had them and much more to deal with. 30 months ago I went off work sick with back problems. Following numerous scans, cortisone injections and many neurosurgeon appointments it was found that my back was broken. So along with looking after the house, it’s many chores, our three children (of which our eldest has ADHD) and a job, she also has had to look after me. Suzanne has worked tirelessly and non-stop, with an average day starting around 7am and she does not sit down until around 8-8.30pm. There are not enough words to show Suzanne just how thankful I am for all that she does for this family. So to be recognised by something like this would mean the World to her.