Sunday, December 4, 2011

Syndicated Sunday

On this relaxing December Sunday, I am choosing to re-post something from earlier this year because I just loved re-reading it myself, and you will too.

Love ya, Mom!

One of the prompts for Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop in April was, “If my mom was a blogger…”

There have been times that I have heard my mom say, “I think your readers should know….!!” (what have you). So, I felt this a fine time to give my mom a voice on my blog, and I interviewed her.

Me: What do you feel my readers would be surprised to know about me?

My mom: When you leave me my grandson to take care of, you leave eight pages of instructions! I have had grandchildren before. You’re brother can attest to this. I don’t think your readers realize you are so ‘OCD’ like that.

Me: You ASK for instructions, Mom. Anyways. What have you been shocked to read on my blog?

My mom: When you called your husband ‘The Fucker!’

Me: Really?! (I figured it was when I called my son an asshole.)

My mom: Well, I know what a sweet, easy going guy your husband is, and I wasn’t thinking of him from a wife’s point of view. I was thinking about him from a mother’s point of view, and I wanted to protect him.

Me: What is it that you would want to know my readers to know about me?

My mom: You have a very unique gift of looking at life and giving a different way to look at things. If I ask you about something, you will be honest about it and give me feedback. I know you will level with me. And that has helped us have an even more special relationship.

Me: What has been something memorable from my blog?

My mom: Seeing all the dimensions of your life. There are so many different areas – your personal life, family life, work life, your going-out life/fun life. I LOVE when you write about the kids you work with. I’ve gotten to know you in an even more personal way by reading your blog.

Me: If you had a blog, what would it be about?

My mom: Raising a maniac! (my brother) No, it would be about you and Scott (my brother), and how you were the two kids that seemed to be raised by two totally different people growing up – you were so opposite.

Me: But now that we’re older?

My mom: Now it is fun! I love our crazy trips together and the holidays. But what I think really is there is the love we have for each other, how much we care for each other, and how much support you both have given me in hard times.

Me: What makes you laugh about me?

My mom: The stuff that comes out of your mouth! How do you think of it? You are so funny with Parker, and they way you look at life and the things he does. You have a great sense of humor. You also have this other side to you – you can be cynical and edgy. When you’ve had wine, your chin goes up, your eyelids go down, and you can let people have it. You have a sharp tongue. I love to watch you play Wii! You just get up there, and without even trying, you just get up and do it. You approach it with a hell-be-damned-attitude and you do great. I love to drive with you! It’s like I’m driving with myself and I don’t have to say a thing. You take care of yelling at all those stupid ass drivers out there.

Me: Do you know that I made my own cuss word for drivers on the road?

My mom: What?

Me: Fuckball. As in, "You're a fuckball!"

My mom: (laughing)

Me: So, on that note, how are we alike?

My mom: Well, we’re both Taurus women. We’re a little impatient. We have huge hearts and care about people. And, we both like wine. But, I like white.

Me: How are we different?

My mom: You’re more of a risk taker. And, you’re more determined. You’re more of a goal setter.

Me: What are your parting words of wisdom?

My mom: The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat. (Lilly Tomlin) Also, don’t let the bastards get you down. Also, my mom always told me to take the high road.


DysFUNctional Mom said...

I love this post! What a great idea.
Also, I'm totally stealing "fuckball". Although my mom would be MORTIFIED if I said that in front of her! I'll just have to say it even more when she's not around. Heh.

Actuary Mom said...

haha. This sounds like a conversation I could have had with my mom!

Eva Gallant said...

that was a neat post. Unfortunately, I lost my Mom years before I started blogging. I'm not sure what she would think of my blog. Probably that it is a waste of my time.

Katie said...

Perfect! I love it! Your blog is just about as much fun and as educational, spiritied and inspirational as talking to you and spending time with you. You're awesome, Kristy.

Natalie said...

I see where you get your sense of humor! What a great mom you have there!

Anonymous said...

Fuckball has a nice ring to it. With the holiday drivers about, it shall surely come in handy.

The Naked Mother said...

I love that your mom participated in an interview!

Mine would NEVER do that. And thanks for teaching me "Fuckball!" I can definitely put that word to good use!

The Blonde Duck said...

Your mom sounds awesome!

TV's Take said...

Ha! I rememeber this original post and loved then and now. Very cute

Tat @ Mum in search said...

Your mum is so sweet! And so prod of you! I'd just like to know, when you leave 8 pages of instructions does she actually read them?

Jenners said...

I could NEVER have used the F-word with my mom ... I would gotten grounded or died of embarrassment (even in my 40s). It sounds like you and your mom have a great relationship! Appreciate it!

championm2000 said...

So glad you chose to re-run this post since I didn't see it the first time!

I love the idea of interviewing your mom, and I love that you and your mom have such an open way of communicating. I remember when I was first able to really cuss (and then smoke) in front of my mom. I knew we had made it :-)

Sandra said...

SO glad you reposted this because I have laughed louder tonight than I have in a long time! I love love LOVE the part where your mother was shocked that you refered to your husband as "the fucker," but not calling your son "the asshole"...PS: I think you're my long lost sister. Plus I like your mother better than mine. She reads your blog. Mine says, "Are you still doing that blog thing?"

My Inner Chick said...

My mom: When you called your husband ‘The Fucker!’

Me: Really?! (I figured it was when I called my son an asshole.)

that is FUNNY :)))

Mom of 12 said...

I lost my mom about 5 years ago. I wonder what she would have thought of my blog. She wasn't very computer literate, but she loved hearing about the grandkids.

jazzygal said...

Brilliant!! Love it and so glad you re-posted:-)

I think ypour mom should blog...seriously! You didn't lick your wit from the stones yanno...had to get it form someone!

xx Jazzy

Anonymous said...

Aw, what a great relationship you have with your mum. :)

blueviolet said...

I really, really like your mom! She's spunky!