Okay, first off I want to mention that this is not a late Mother’s Day post. I only bring this up, because I feel that it would lessen my post if I was doing it for Mother’s Day.
If I am going to post about my mother, I want to do it because she is doing something great. Not simply because there is a holiday telling me too.
Fight the Power?
Anyways, now that I am currently jobless (Ehhh, sound so bad) I am spending a lot of time at home. Obviously.
I don’t know if I am getting a lot more done now that I am at home for most of the day, but I am still here.
So, since I am home more often, I am clearly around my Mother more often than usually.
My mother and I are a little bit different. There are a lot of parts of me that my mother is the complete opposite.
Now, we look crazy similar to each other. I am probably the child that looks the most like her. When looking at a lot of her pictures from when she was in her twenties, many people have confused it with me.
But on a general basis, I don’t see some of the similarities between her and myself.
Yet there are days like today where she starts saying things that aren’t necessarily things I would say, but they do sound like something I would think about.I have examples.
So, today when my mother got home, she first asked me if I would go with her to do something. I have nothing to do all day, so I agreed.
When we got into the car, she started off the conversation with:
I think there must be a full moon tonight, cause I am having a weird day.
Now, what she said afterwards wasn’t very weird, but the correlation she made from her weird to the moon cycles is actually something that I could see myself do.
In fact, that is exactly something that I would say and I am sure somewhere in the future I will.
Then later she told me that she bought a spanking stick.
When I was a young teenager my mother used to buy paint stirring sticks and she used to call them her “Spanking Sticks”. She bought them for my older teenage brother and his friends. I never saw her seriously spank one of them with it and even if she did, they really don’t hurt.
Anyways, today she bought some paint stirring “spanking” sticks and apparently her co-workers had a fit. Saying that was so wrong and that they would never hit their child.
When telling my mother about it, she said:
What is wrong with these people? They don’t even spank their children?
Oh Mother, how you pretend you beated your children.
We did get spankings, but not that often. I just rolled my eyes.
Then when we were in the store, a man walked past us and she said that he was checking me out. She always gets super excited when this happens, I never even notice.
So, I asked her what he did that she could tell.
She replied with:
Well, you are a tall drink of water and he looked PARCHED.
Mother, what are you saying to me right now?
Somehow all of this just makes me smile and think “Oh, I really am your child.”
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