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The perfect mother character?

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SevernTrentWater Sun 19-Jul-09 01:29:19

what is the perfect mother? I mean, not literally, but if you were making a characature, that kind of woman everyone says 'she's so maternal', like some kind of madonna figure, 'you should have children, you'd be a wonderful mother'?. Does she have a complete shelf of baby care manuals before the baby has even arrived? What are this woman's defining characteristics?

gigglewitch Sun 19-Jul-09 01:31:43

she doesn't exist. I haven';t even heard the myth wink

MaureenMLove Sun 19-Jul-09 01:33:21

Well, to start with, she wouldn't have a shelf of manuals! She'd be so good at it, she would instincitively know what to do!

gigglewitch Sun 19-Jul-09 01:34:45

omg. she defo doesn't exist then grin

thumbwitch Sun 19-Jul-09 01:35:08

lol GW!

The perfect mum - is the one you have when you are tiny and she cares for your every need; you are wonderful in her eyes and although you might do wrong she will always forgive, love and support you. You will always be able to go to her for a hug or comfort when things are bad, and she will always give it to you, along with any necessary advice or shake-awakes.

That's my ideal anyway. I don't think baby care manuals come into it, just lots of love.

HolyScrotum Sun 19-Jul-09 01:37:29

Endless patience, completely selfless, calm, practical and happy-go-lucky.
Farmers wife type.
Dont know if she exists.

BitOfFun Sun 19-Jul-09 02:02:10

The image of the perfect mother needs the perfect child...My idea of a calm dignified lady falls apart faced with the reality of an autistic scamp who is liable to poo in your petunias grin

thumbwitch Sun 19-Jul-09 02:06:51

BoF- sorry, just pmsl at your poo in the petunias bit - really? oh dear....

BitOfFun Sun 19-Jul-09 02:17:44

Oh that would be the least of it...grin

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