No matter how annoying they can be at times, mums are always right, and if anything goes wrong in life you can often find yourself wishing they were there just to reassure you everything was okay.
It’s okay to be a mummy’s boy or girl, to be honest, and, as they’ll tell you, ‘it’s a full-time job, you never stop being a mother’.
That’s what 98-year-old mum Ada Keating told her 80-year-old son Tom, after she moved into a care home to look after him.
Tom always lived with his mum, having never married, but needed to move into the Moss View care home in Liverpool in 2016 because he need care and support.
Ada followed a year later, moving to the same home so she can help to look after Tom, the Liverpool Echo reports.
They love sitting down to watch Emmerdale or playing the odd board game together, or simply chilling while Ada gets on with her needlework.
“I say goodnight to Tom in his room every night and I’ll go and say good morning to him,” she told Liverpool Echo. “I’ll tell him I’m coming down for breakfast.
“When I go out to the hairdressers he’ll look for me to see when I’m coming back.
“When I get back he’ll come to me with his arms outstretched and give me a big hug.
“You never stop being a mum.”
Tom is Ada’s eldest son, but had four children with her late husband Harry. The 80-year-old had three sisters, Barbara, Margi and Janet, who sadly died aged 13.
As you’d expect, Tom appreciates his mum being around, especially in a home where the care is brilliant.
“They’re very good here and I’m happy to see my mum more now she lives here,” he said.
“She’s very good at looking after me. Sometimes she’ll say ‘Behave yourself’.”
It doesn’t matter how old you are, does it? If your mum offers to do something for you, parting the seas to look after you, you’re going to allow it.
“It’s very touching to see the close relationship both Tom and Ada share and we are so pleased we were able to accommodate both of their needs,” manager of the care home, Philip Daniels, said.
“It’s very rare to see mothers and their children together in the same care home and we certainly want to make their time together as special as possible.
“They are inseparable.”