This Mother's Day, we're celebrating mothers who do it all. We love the bond that Cassandra shares with her mum, Tina. Today Cassandra and Tina walk us through their mother-daughter relationship and what they love most about each other.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT YOUR MOTHER-DAUGHTER RELATIONSHIP?
CASSANDRA: I can be really silly with mum and she puts up a lot with me. I love that she’s always there for me and there’s nothing that she wouldn’t do for me.
TINA: Our mother-daughter relationship is more like a deep friendship, with the girl as your best friend and being I'm a bit more serious than Cassandra. She's all bubbly, so she keeps me on my toes.
WHAT IS A FOND OR FUNNY MEMORY YOU HAVE OF ONE ANOTHER?
CASSANDRA: A funny memory I have of my mum is when I was a teenager and I was being a bit cheeky and mum took off her slipper and chased me around the table to smack me with it. A fond memory would be when I took mum to New York for 2016 Christmas and we went to beautiful restaurants and we went to 5th Avenue Cathedral for midnight mass. I fell asleep before mass started and mum took a selfie of me asleep on her shoulder.
TINA: There's lot and lots of them. One was we thought we'd lost her at the market and she just had disappeared. She would have been about five. We found her pretty quick, but that was the most horrible thing a mother could experience. A favourite memory, but the most beautiful one when we spent 10 days in New York for Christmas and New Year.
WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU BOTH HAVE IN COMMON?
CASSANDRA: Mum is a worry wart and I’m pretty relaxed, mum is the best cook and I’m getting there, mum is a real homemaker and I can be a bit of a slob. But what we’ve both got in common is our massive hearts. I’ve always looked up to mum because she has the biggest most generous most loving heart in the world and I like to think that I’ve gotten just a little bit of that passed on to me.
TINA: Our artistic ideas, I'm very crafty. Something we have in common is humour - our ridiculous sense of humour (a bit wicked).
TELL US ABOUT THE OTHER PERSON'S MOST ANNOYING HABIT.
CASSANDRA: Mums most annoying habit is that she raises her voice without realising and she also whispers without realising so her octaves go from really high to really low and she doesn’t really notice this in a normal conversation.
TINA: I'm sure she has many. When she tells me off.
WHICH OF THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS ARE YOU PROUDEST OF?
CASSANDRA: I’m most proudest of the fact that my mum has continued her creative flair throughout her life she’s always been really crafty and has maintained her individuality and creativity. I’m so proud of her just for being the best mum in the world and I love her.
TINA: I'm proud of her in every achievement. I think she is a beautiful daughter.
Today we wish all the mums, grandmothers and mother figures everywhere a Happy Mother's Day, from all of us to you 💖.