I heard the interview on the Today programme driving up the M6 yesterday morning and felt a warm glow, a lump in the throat even at this heartwarming display of brotherly affection and loyalty. There are so many sad accounts of family fallings out and dysfunctional relationships, these days. What mother's heart would not fill with pride at her son's reaction? I liked this comment, ‘Mum wouldn’t have been happy if I’d left him’
obieone - so do I - 'like the way children's behaviour..... can still be affected....by how their parents might react.' I'm not sure I still have that sort of influence on my own children but I do sometimes wonder what my lovely parents would have thought about something, so it seems that my parents are still affecting my own behaviour even after all these years.