Tuesday 27 June 2017

What it takes to be an Irish Mammy's perfect son

A survey reveals what mothers appreciate most in daughters. But what about their sons?

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Art imitating life: The quintessential Irish mammy, Mrs Brown, as portrayed by Brendan O’Carroll
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Darragh McManus

Darragh McManus

A new survey identified what mothers want in their perfect daughter. It's full of nice things like being happy to confide in her, surprising her with gifts and sharing the same taste in TV shows.

But what about the perfect son? Specifically, what makes the ideal boy for an Irish Mammy? We've listed 10 ways any Irishman can make his Mammy proud:

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Art imitating life: The quintessential Irish mammy, Mrs Brown, as portrayed by Brendan O’Carroll

1 Compare every other woman you meet to her. Unfavourably. Girlfriends, wives, business partners, colleagues, neighbours, random strangers, celebrities, your one who reads the news, the "lady doctor", Joan Burton, Miley Cyrus, whoever. Doesn't matter who they are or what they do: make sure she knows that none of them compare to Mammy.

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