Hopefully a sign of some slightly better weather. It was so cold yesterday afternoon that when we went outside for a talk, I had to dig out my winter down jacket. It’s supposed to be the height of summer. But our current weather patterns are mixed up. They have been for a few years now……. One day our leaders might notice this.

Dad you have never really been a beard person have you?”

No when I was in my twenties I did experiment with a moustache. Managed to get the nickname Goochy from that. But it was quickly ditched. Didn’t help that it was jet black apart from from little strip which bizarrely went ginger…..

But you have started having a beard now”

Well not exactly. A few dabbles with what I like to call a fashionable bit of designer stubble. Makes me look rugged……. trying to not laugh……

“So why did you start doing it. You never had one with my mum did you?”

No, never. But it wasn’t anything to do with your mum. She quite liked them. It was your Little Nan (my mum)!!!! She didn’t like them. She had a firm no to beards, no to moustaches policy for her youngest son. That policy was NEVER dropped. Even when I was well past childhood years and living independently, you would here the quiet but stern words “Gary you will be having a shave today, won’t you….”. Using my actual name was always a sign of trouble ahead. Only one response allowed. YES.

So Dad how did you manage to grow a moustache then?”

I was living 350 miles away in Portsmouth. It was shaved off the morning I was due to visit her…… She never knew.

Mums always know best…..

42 thoughts on “Mum

  1. Lol… awww thatโ€™s a sweet story, and also funny lol …

    I used to be terrified of anyone with beards or mustaches when I was little… I would run screaming to my mother and cling to her leg lol… they terrified me?? No idea why?

    Up until I was 9 years old and I went running up the steps to see my grandparents and my grandfather had a mustache ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I stopped dead in my tracks ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

    But he has his arms open to me… and it was still him… I really loved him… so I ran into his arms anyway… and it was ok lol โœŒ๏ธ

    I did not like his kisses with that mustache lol … hurt my face lol

    But it did get me over the fear.

    I donโ€™t mind one way or other – is not a face I am interested in… only the soul โœŒ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜˜

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      1. Awww … you should be how YOU are happy… and if someone loves you that wonโ€™t matter or make difference at all.

        Lol… oh stop! Donโ€™t go making sure lol … no just in case lol … you be you and own it!

        You are too funny

        I am private with pics too โœŒ๏ธ

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  2. Older Daughter has the same policy. We’ve had discussions about when Ben grows facial hair. I say he can choose, she says NO! He will shave. I just hope Ben isnt going to be a furry guy…๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ’Œ

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  3. I will tell Bob where the razor is if he has taken to long to shave ๐Ÿ™‚ . Beards aren’t his thing. Maybe it will look better on the boys when they are older? If not, I will be sure to let them know where the razors are ๐Ÿ™‚ .

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  4. Haha, that made me giggle! In my family, it is my daughter telling the men in the family to shave. Most of all the older of my two sons likes to let a beard grow “naturally”. She cannot stand it… lol

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