[This blog post is sponsored by NetFlorist]
Here's an interesting question: What qualifications do you need to be a mom?
Is it just having a piece of paper from the government stating it to be a fact? Can you claim the title because you have to pay for the upkeep of another human being?
I mean, being a mom obviously involves all that - but even though I'm not a mother myself (duh), it's clear to me that there a many things that make a mom. Which means that there may have been a person in your life that fulfilled that role in many ways without ever being called "mom". If you're lucky, you might have had a few people in your life that have "mothered" you, without getting any of the credit.
This Mother's Day, NetFlorist wants to acknowledge all those people who, even though they might not have the official title, have been our moms. For me, it didn't take long to figure out who that was: my big sister.
Viv was 14 years old when I was born, and I've been told by reliable sources that she immediately took her big sister role VERY seriously. I want to be clear: our mom was (and still is) an amazing mother, but I'm sure she was glad for extra help Viv was ready to offer.
There were many roles my big sis took: cook, bum-wiper, cuddler...and as I got older, confidant and role model. If I am the progressive modern man I like to think I am, a big part of that is because she challenged me to take a better look at how the world works, and how I can make it a little better.
And isn't that one of the big tasks a mother has to undertake?
So, this Mother's Day, I'm going to head to NetFlorist.co.za to find something nice to celebrate my big sis.
You should do the same...or you can enter this competition and have it done for you!
Post a pic of the person who played a motherly role in your life in the comments of this Facebook post, and you could win this hamper from NetFlorist.co.za valued at R500: