I don’t want you to be the guy who lives in his stories.
Are the conspiracy theorists right?! Omg…
My HIMYM Theories:
1- The mother has some terminal illness in 2024. In 2030 when Ted is telling the kids the story, she is undergoing some critical surgery or final test. We are lead to believe that she is dead, but in the end we get a call from the doctor or she walks out of the kitchen.
2- The mother dies and everyone hates life
3- The mother dies and somehow Ted falls in love with Robin for the one trillionth time, then marries Robin, and everyone hates life (plausibility low since Barney is eternal)
4- Ted is actually the one dying and writes a book on his deathbed recounting all his stories. Bob Saget is the mothers father and is actually reading the kids Ted’s story.
5- No one dies, the writers are just fucking with us (plausibility very high)