Anna and Jordan are by far my favourite team competing on this season of My Kitchen Rules because they have the exact relationship I want my son and I to have. I think my son wants it too because he is always saying that when he is older he wants us to be on the show together.
Of course he’ll have to start displaying affection to me in public again before that happens. He’ll have to do much more than give me a dismissive head-nod as I drive off feeling empty and despondent.
Hopefully by watching Anna and Jordan he’ll be reminded that it’s okay to love your mum and to show it. Loving your mum can be cool.
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Jordan even calls his mum “Mama”. I die. So cute.
Anna, 55, has been married to Joe for 30 years and Jordan, 24, is one of four sons. Anna says she loves them all equally however it’s clear that she and Jordan share a special bond, brought together by their love of cooking. My son and I cook together often. It’s a truly bonding experience. I’m passing knowledge onto him and he takes it and makes it his own.
Philip, 12, and I would do so well on MKR, if we ever got on the show. Philip loves watching Anna and Jordan too because we share a similar background to them. They are from a Maltese and Italian background and my son and I are Italian, so we totally understand the culture. It revolves around family, feeding and food.
During their pre-show interview Jordan says, “Mum is probably my best friend”. Gosh darn could these two be any sweeter? And by golly I want that too. I want exactly that relationship with my son Philip.
We used to be much closer than we are now.
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For the past couple of years my son has started drifting away from me, but only in public. At home we are as close as ever and he is as affectionate as ever but whenever we leave the house he won’t touch me and will barely talk to me. He won’t even laugh at things I say. At home he laughs and hugs me and smiles at me and tells me he loves me without me prompting him.
In public he acts as though he can’t stand me.
Anna and Jordan have arrived just in time to save us. I want what they have and if Philip wants that kind of relationship too he’s going to have to start showing me affection again. We’re Italian for goodness sake. He’s lucky I don’t force him to kiss me hello and goodbye and hug before he gets out of the car each day.