Me and My Ma
May 14, 2012
I've read countless articles about what it's like to have grown up with a beautiful mother, how hard, etc. I never found it hard. I do recall wanting to look like her and knowing that I most definitely did NOT. (I look like my dad.) But it didn't bum me out, that's just the way it was. (I was a very practical kid.)
When I was little, I remember looking at her thinking I had my very own fairy princess for a mother. She had really long hair all the way down her back until she was 40. It got shorter and blonder after that. Most very early photos of she and I consist of me gazing at her with adoration. For a long time, I didn't really see her a person, she was just this beautiful creature.
Weird facts about me and my mom:
~ I am 42 years old and my mom still buys my shoes. I always thought it was cool that even though she is about 4 inches taller than I am, we have the same shoe size, so we can wear the same shoes. I hate shoes. She loves shoes. This works out well for me!
~ My mom and I have watched the film 'Independence Day' (yes that one.) together about 20 times. This is not an exaggeration, that number might actually be higher. (we love sci-fi, her more so than me.)
~ We talk on average, about 5 times a day. The other five times she calls, I'm usually ignoring the call. (She doesn't know how to work a computer so she won't see this, ha ha.)
~ When we are out and about, we either hold hands or link arms. This causes no end of embarrassment to my brother, who used to refuse to walk with us. (Hey, I offered to hold his hand as well, but he said that would give the wrong signal to "all the ladies".)
Did you all have a great Mother's Day?