Zoe Tay Says She Has "Mumnesia" In Birthday Dedication To Her Second Son
"They were such bitter grievances, so how was I able to turn around and forget them? It seems like I'm really sick."
While many of us might know of Zoe Tay as a Singapore veteran actress, the 52-year-old is also a loving mum to her three sons: Ashton, Brayden, and Nathan.
A scroll through the Ah Jie’s instagram page reveals snippets of her family life, including treasured vacation moments with her children.
In a recent post (23 Sep), Tay uploaded a series of throwback pictures and videos of her second son Ashton, snowboarding in Japan to commemorate his 13th birthday—and becoming of teen.
Tay who is married to air force pilot Philip Chionh, also dedicated a heartfelt message to Ashton in her post, while walking down memory lane as a mum.
“I think mothers all have one illness — amnesia,” wrote Tay who said that when one is pregnant, her temper becomes difficult to control.
“[Our] appetite becomes unusual, and our body gets out of shape even before we realise it.
“Finally, I gave birth [to you] although the process was painful. The moment I saw you emerge with all four limbs intact only could I heave a sigh of relief.
“However, the nightmare had only just begun…
“My mind and spirit was scattered and I had many sleepless nights. Losing my bearings and my restraint, I was constantly in a half-conscious state.
“My body had changed drastically.
“We lugged many bags whenever we went out, we stopped dressing up. What happened to us?
“Whether it was breastfeeding, changing the diapers or bathing the baby, I did everything.
“I gave it my all just so that you would be healthy.
“But as you grew up, you learned to talk back to us. You would stay up late and fall sick.
“I was so tired but I couldn’t afford to fall sick, too upset that tears wouldn’t fall, and too angry that it left me speechless.
“They were such bitter grievances, so how was I able to turn around and forget them?
“It seems like I’m really sick.
“Darling, thank you for teaching me to be more patient.
“Darling, thank you for allowing me to re-evaluate myself once again.
“Darling, thank you for letting me know how to be grateful.
“Darling, thank you for being born as my son.
Ending off her post, Tay addressed her son directly: “You are 13-years-old now, Happy Birthday!”
A mum’s love for her child is like no other: in the post’s hashtags, Tay shared that she had woken up early in the morning to cook longevity noodles for Ashton.
You can view Tay’s full post here:
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