Momma Sue

Happy Mother’s Day to my lovely mom, Sue! I have a new found appreciation for her since I am now a mom-to-be; an appreciation which I’m sure will grow once I actually am a mom, and even more as I collect the experiences that only a mom can know. I’m anticipating I’ll want to tell her often: I’M SORRY. I DIDN’T KNOW HOW MUCH OF AN ASS HOLE A LITTLE GIRL CAN BE.

My mom is one of my best friends, and I find that many of the things I value in people are things I learned that I value from my mom. She was not the disciplinary in our household. She taught us by grabbing our attention with her excitement and uncontainable (and sometimes accidental and/or inappropriate) sense of humor. She is FUN.

When we were kids, I remember her covering her face from the nose up and drawing an upside-down eyes and nose on her chin and putting on a show. We would laugh so hard we’d almost pee our pants. To this day, I can’t get my teeth cleaned because I picture a face on the dentist’s chin... (the dentist being the only place I'm left to my own thoughts while staring at someones chin, trying hard not to look up his nose...) Anyway, JUST YOU TRY holding it together when Chinhead asks about your flossing frequency and wants to discuss the benefits of an electric toothbrush. One dentist had a mustache and I had to request someone new. TRY EXPLAINING THAT TO THE RECEPTIONIST.

So this Mother’s Day, I want to say to my mom: Thank you for teaching me how important it is to have a light-hearted outlook. Life is better when you don't take yourself too seriously. Also, my teeth are suffering because of you.

Lots of love.

Comments

Uncle Frank The Builder said…
There is no doubt the one think we all have in common is that we all have a mom.
k. mukai said…
i cracked up just thinking about the chin thing!

and i've been having an increased amount of "oh-my-god-i'm-turning-into-mom" moments... not that that's an entirely bad thing but whoa, scary.