Thursday, May 5, 2011

Writing Prompt - Ode to Mom

It's been a while since I'm done one of Mama Kat's writing prompts but with my mother flying in tomorrow I thought this one would be fitting. "Ode to your mother…write about a special memory you have of your mom in honor of Mother’s Day"

My mom and I have always been close and even more so since the death of my father in 1998.  We've got a wonderful open and honest relationship.  Mom also had a great sense of humor and comic timing.  She used to watch Beavis and Butthead with me and my brother. One time she was driving and was cut off by a car and in her best Beavis/Cornholio voice said "Are you threatening me?"  We couldn't stop laughing once we both realized the window was rolled down and the other driver heard her.
One of my favorite pictures of my mom
Mom even took great glee in helping me embarrass Ben. The first time she met Ben we were driving in the car to get lunch.  Mom and I were in the front seat talking about things, I don't remember what, but I said "penis".  From the back we hear "I can't believe you said that word to your mom".
Me: what, Penis?
Mom: What's wrong with penis?
Me: Shit
Mom: Fuck
Both of us: shit, piss, fuck, whore, twat, motherfucker, cunt, ass, bitch

Poor Ben was in the back seat turning 12 shades of red. 

me and mom wedding day
Me and Mom on my wedding day

Even through the fights, like the "what do you mean you're getting married this weekend?" argument mom and I have remained close. I still call her almost every day, sometimes more than once a day. I'm lucky to have a mom like her and I can't wait to see her tomorrow.


April said...

The car has long been a zone where any no cussing rule does not apply. It used to shock the girls; now, they barely notice! Hey, it's L.A. We're in the car a lot, and I almost always have good reason to cuss!

teawithfrodo said...

I remember visiting LA and being stuck in traffic. From 2 lanes over we heard a guy screaming out his window "I've had a fucking hard day and I'm fucking tired"
It's been a running joke in our family ever since.

Jessica said...

Your mom sounds like so much fun. The Beavis Cornholio voice and the terrible language in the car. Hilarious.

teawithfrodo said...

I remember once in the house she pulled her shirt over her head and said "Do you want a crappacino?" She's a blast.

Pamela P. said...

Your mom sounds like a blast.

My mom would turn about 60 shades of red if I blurted something like that to her.

But I still love her

teawithfrodo said...

Every mom is different and that is what makes them great :)

Findit13 said...

Your mom sounds awesome :-) Its great to have a relationship like that, where you don't have to hold anything back. Sounds like me and my mom's relationship, only I'd never get her to say the "c*unt" word. Something for me to work on during our next visit :-)