I THOUGHT it was about time for my mother to meet the great love in my life. She hears me talk about him all the time, has seen many pictures and is forever asking about him. You may be thinking, is it too soon? Is this really the guy that you want your mother to meet? Well yes, it is and I could only hope that she loves him as much as I do.
Mum flew into London early Sunday morning. After a long flight from Australia Mumma Tahmasby wasn’t quite ready to meet my Tubey just yet, so we opted for a cab ride home.
Although I didn’t have to surprise her with the awkward news about my love, I was still very apprehensive because I simply didn’t know what she would think. Mothers only want the best for their children, and although the Tube isn’t perfect, to me he is all I could ever need.
Like any other Mum I knew mine would have a list of questions ready to go.
So, how old is he? Just turned 100 actually… minor issue.
Does he work full time? Does he ever!
What do you like about him? He keeps me warm, tells me to mind the gap, and turns up mostly on time.
For their first meeting Tubey and I took mum to Camden Town. It was a smooth ride up the Northern Line. I could see mum was a little hesitant at first but she slowly eased into the idea.
“He isn’t what I expected Sandra, but I can see why you have such an attraction to him.
“Although he does seem like one of those boys that knows too many people. A little rough around the edges.”
We took mum on a few more adventures and I think she is getting used to the idea now. She can see the way my eyes light up as he arrives on the platform and the smile on my face when I get a seat.
“Well he isn’t perfect but if you love him, I guess I can learn to love him to.”