Monday, January 21, 2013

Say What? More Mother Daughter Gems

I've been spending lots of time with my mom of late.

We were up in The Great White North for the holidays. Then I was back a week and a half later when we laid my Grammy to rest.  Now, she's here to help my sister Evie out with my new niece *YAY* and spending weekends with me *slightly less enthusiastic Yay!*

As always, this allows me to collect all sorts of goodies.

A few mother/daugther interactions to warm your heart:

Over the holiday, my mother, Daddy, Lawn Boy and I were standing in the kitchen. My dad lamented that he needed to loose 20 pounds. My mother added that she could stand to lose 15 and Lawn Boy said the same about himself. Not to be left out, I added that I could do without the extra 10 I'm currently carrying around.  Without missing a beat, my mother turns to LB and says, "Leigh always has yo-yo ed."

Say what?

I mentioned that I'd gotten sick over the holidays. Really sick. Like read-nosed, visibly swollen face, sinus infection sick. My mother proclaimed that LB must really care if he stuck by me through that, because I looked AWFUL!

Say what?

As we left the church following my grandmother's funeral service and were walking around back to the cemetery for the burial, my mother gazes at me and says, "Oh my Leigh, look at all those grays. I was about your age when I started needed to color my hair too!"

Say what?

As we were sitting at The Boy's basketball game and I was happily texting LB updates I got a whole lecture about texting.  She can do it now that she has her iPhone, but sometimes, according to her, it's terribly inconvenient and would be easier to just call... in the middle of a noisy gym at a basketball game perhaps...

Say what? 

And the piece de resistance... the other night, while complaining about one of her aching body parts and trying to get Daddy to identify exactly what part of her shoulder hurt, she asked LB, "Are you better with body parts than my husband?"  

Say what?

19 comments:

torinelson said...

I like your mom, full of sass and spunk. I just came face to face with my first grays and it was a little more unnerving than I thought it'd be!

Not a Perfect Mom said...

your mom may be my new favorite person

ChiTown Girl said...

Your mom is a pip!

Tess @ Pro-tography 101 said...

Your mom is just like my mom. lol
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xtraleo said...

Haaaa!!! Your mother gives it to you straigt with no chaser. Sounds like an aunt of mine. Visiting from SITS...Andrea @ www.be-quoted.com

Picturetalk321 said...

Mothers... *sigh* I used to have terrible problems with mine, took everything the wrong way... but now I am incredibly fond of her and love visiting.

Blond Duck said...

I can just see your mother in a Nora Ephron romantic comedy played by Denise Keaton.

Babes Mami said...

Oh, your mom, she makes me giggle!

Cyndy Newsome said...

Buy that woman a filter (or muzzle??)! LOL

Aleta said...

Your Mom makes me smile! Thank you for sharing those gems :)

Diane said...

That last one took the cake! Oh, what I'd give to have seen the look on LB's face. BwaHaHaHaa!

Might as well, can't dance... said...

HI-larious! Pronounced in my native West Texas Drawl as High-larious! I'd never actually say it out loud like that, but it IS pretty darn funny! Treasure these times - the good, the bad, the say whats...

Carly said...

Who needs enemies when you have family?!?!

Andrea B. said...

Oh mama. She really outdid herself with that last one. ;)

The Dose of Reality said...

Oh, mom!! That one about the gray hair got me. Moms have a way about them, don't they. Hang in there!!!

Mimi B said...

Oh my goodness, sounds like your mom and mine could get along splendidly! How in the world do you respond to her comments? lol I typically just stand there dumbfounded, not knowing what to say!

Leslie said...

Many congratulations on the new niece. Being an aunt is awesome…so much so that I keep trying to convince my siblings to have more, not that they’re listening! I can’t believe some of the things your mother says. Perhaps the last comment gives some insight into why she would say some of the others! ;)

Lauren E said...

Haha hilarious. We have very similar sounding moms. :)

Jill said...

Oh does your mother remind me of mine! Eeeeek! Gotta love 'em. :)