Mother, I always rejected that. But reality says otherwise. As the eldest ‘son’. I was the babysitter of choice for our neighbours and friends. I took it seriously I really minded those kids.
Sometimes I was tried badly.
Later my younger sisters used their older brother to look after their children when they went about socially. Of course that was me.
They were right because I was always trustworthy. I often went to London where my sisters lived. My presence allowed them to have a night out. It was lovely.
In all of the above. I loved being around my nieces and nephews. They were mine.
Then I was married and had children of my own. My
Wife had the better job. I tried to keep my dignity and be a worker.
I brought up my boys. I’m proud of that. I was their de facto Mother.
My wife was there bu