My boyfriend would probably take great delight in telling you that I hate admitting I’m wrong, especially when it comes to him, but it’s pretty difficult to keep track of how many times my mum has been given the perfect opportunity to say “I told you so” after I disregarded her advice. Here are a few times where my mum was true to form and showed that #MumKnowsBest…
My mum knew that trying to get my box dyed dark brown hair back to the blonde of my earlier years was not a good idea, but I ignored her and ended up spending the afternoon crying in the bathroom after returning from the hairdressers with a delightful shade of orange on the top and brown on the bottom. She also told me not to mess with it any further, but instead I found an unused bottle of Sun In hiding in the bathroom cabinet and tried to “fix” it myself. The Sun In ended up in my eye and boy did it hurt. Lesson learned. For now.
My mum also told me that toxic friendships and broken hearts were not the end of the world, and despite feeling like my world was crumbling around me at the time I now know for a fact that she was right. Fake friends that dropped me in a heartbeat and silly boys who dumped me via text message have given way to some incredible friendships that I wouldn’t change for the world, and a devoted boyfriend of five years who I adore.
My mum always rolled her eyes when I returned from a trip to town burdened with hundreds of shopping bags. She told me not to waste my money on clothes I’d never wear and make up I didn’t need. Of course I didn’t listen, and now I have piles of clothes with the tags still on and an empty bank account to show for it.
My mum has held my hand through everything, she’s helped me through so much and I can always rely on her to be there. I may sometimes ignore her advice in that ever defiant way of a child who thinks they know better, but over the years it’s become pretty clear that my #MumKnowsBest and I’m so grateful for that.