Saturday, May 12, 2007

moms have magic

Before I moved out of my parent's place, my mom & I would have our daily ritual of cooking dinner together. We'd often get home from work at the same time & so would begin our evening cooking & chatting about daily events, people we know, things of the past. Sometimes, we'd laugh so hard about something so silly, my brother Newt would mysteriously appear to find out what was so funny. He'd suddenly want to be in on our conversation.

Not much has changed since I've moved out. Sure we don't cook together anymore, but we still talk everyday, about everything & everyone. And since mom is quite internet savy it makes it easier to communicate. My Dad is sometimes amazed at the rate of speed that information gets to me before he's had a chance to tell me about it. So much so that he doesn't bother anymore. He starts off with: Well, I guess you already know or Well I'm sure mom's already told you. Sometimes, I have to pretend (at Mom's request) that I know nothing just to make Dad & Newt happy. But that doesn't even work anymore. Somehow they've caught on. Well they don't really read my blog so I can pretty much say what I want about them here & they'd be none the wiser.

I love that my mom & me are close. She had the same relationship with her no-nonsense mother & I grew up watching the same dynamic between my dad's sister & his mom. I would wish that when I grew up my mom & I would be able to have the same dynamic. And it's fun I tell you. Bitch sessions with your mom are the best. It just makes life more fun! Thanks mom for all the GOOD times! Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.

Here's a little something I came across earlier in the week that I thought too cute not to share:

Responses from school children in the US.

Why did God make mothers?
1. She's the only one who knows where the scotch tape is.
2. Mostly to clean the house.
3. To help us out of there when we were getting born.

How did God make mothers?
1. He used dirt, just like for the rest of us.
2. Magic plus super powers and a lot of stirring.
3. God made my Mom just the same like he made me. He just used bigger parts.

What ingredients are mothers made of?
1. God makes mothers out of clouds and angel hair and everything nice in the world and one dab of mean.
2. They had to get their start from men's bones. Then they mostly use string, I think.

Why did God give you Your mother and not some other mom?
1. We're related.
2. God knew she likes me a lot more than other people's moms like me.

What kind of little girl was your mom?
1. My Mom has always been my Mom and none of that other stuff.
2. I don't know because I wasn't there, but my guess would be pretty bossy.
3. They say she used to be nice.

What did Mom need to know about dad before she married him?
1. His last name.
2. She had to know his background. Like is he a crook? Does he get drunk on beer?
3. Does he make at least $800 a year? Did he say NO to drugs and YES to chores?

Why did your Mom marry your dad?
1. My dad makes the best spaghetti in the world. And my Mom eats a lot.
2. She got too old to do anything else with him.
3. My grandma says that Mom didn't have her thinking cap on.

Who's the boss at your house?
1. Mom doesn't want to be boss, but she has to because dad's such a goof ball.
2. Mom. You can tell by room inspection. She sees the stuff under the bed.
3. I guess Mom is, but only because she has a lot more to do than dad.

What's the difference between Moms & Dads?
1. Moms work at work and work at home & dads just go to work at work.
2. Moms know how to talk to teachers without scaring them.
3. Dads are taller & stronger, but Moms have all the real power 'cause that's who you got to ask if you want to sleep over at your friend's.
4. Moms have magic, they make you feel better without medicine.

What does your Mom do in her spare time?
1. Mothers don't do spare time.
2. To hear her tell it, she pays bills all day long.

What would it take to make your Mom perfect?
1. On the inside she's already perfect. Outside, I think some kind of plastic surgery.
2. Diet. You know, her hair. I'd diet, maybe blue.

If you could change one thing about your Mom, what would it be?
1. She has this weird thing about me keeping my room clean. I'd get rid of that.
2. I'd make my Mom smarter. Then she would know it was my sister who did it and not me.
3. I would like for her to get rid of those invisible eyes on the back of her head.



Rcon Pascua said...

happy mother's day to your mom! She must be a real wonderful person... thanks for this post. I miss my mom, she's working abroad. :(

~ Ms. Cute Pants ~ said...

Thanks Rcon. She's the best. I am sure your mom was missing you just as much & I hope she had a good Mother's day!