My Mom Makes Me Giggle

October 3, 2009 by Michelle

My mom and I are fairly alike in some things, especially when it comes to eating. It’s because of her that I don’t eat peanut butter or green peppers. Like her, I need to have clutter removed from my space to function well (ok, not quite as much as her). And I am constantly overcommitting myself, just like her.

But then there are times when I see how different we are. My mom can’t remember song lyrics to save her life but still sings. To this day, I sing, “Lullabye and goodnight let you sweet song deliiiiight. Hushabye and good night, let your weary eyes fall down.” I know those aren’t the words, but I’ve never heard the correct words, and those are the only ones I know.

My mom readily admits to some of her entertaining characteristics. And there are some days when I really notice them. Like today.

You know, I really worry about those poor boys and girls.

Uhhh, what poor boys and girls, Mom?

The ones who don’t asked to the Homecoming dance and will be sitting home instead.

Uhhh, ok.

We don’t know anyone in high school. I didn’t know it was Homecoming weekend before this non sequitor. Oh, and I don’t think that the people who aren’t going to the Homecoming dance are necessarily that crushed by it. But this has officially made it to my mom’s worry list.

A few minutes later, she was reading an Australian book about crocodiles to Little Miss.

‘And now you’re safe my little poppet.’ Do you know what a poppet is, Little Miss?

No, what is it, Grandma?

A poppet is a baby alligator.

Uhh, Mom. a) you’re reading about crocodiles, not alligators. And b) a poppet is a British term of endearment, not a baby crocodile.

Yep, that’s my mom. Passing her special brand of quirkiness on to the next generation. We love her anyway!



  • MaBunny

    LOL, too cute! Hope you are having a great weekend!

  • Jen R.

    You gotta love Mom's for that kind of thing!

  • Unknown Mami

    Wait 'til your kids get older and tell endearing stories about you!

  • Cookie

    Very cute!

  • WeaselMomma

    You're Mom must be great at parties! Except for the peanut butter on green peppers. I hope that's not what she serves at parties.

  • WeaselMomma

    Oh, let your Mom know that she shouldn't lose sleep about homecoming wallflowers. It is now acceptable, even en vogue, to go with a group of same sex friends. My daughter was asked by 2 separate guys to homecoming and still chose to go with her girlfriends instead. She had much more fun than last year when she went with a date. Nobody sits home, unless they want to.

  • anymommy

    Love it. I think poppet is an adorable name for a baby alligator…crocodile…whatever.

  • Mary~Momathon

    Funny, I was thinking about homecoming too! And I really don't need to be worrying about it this year!

  • Pat

    I really did laugh out loud. I'm good for non sequiturs. I think it's because sometimes someone makes a comment and that makes me think of something which reminds me of something else which reminds me of something else and I say it aloud and I get many quizzical looks as it has nothing to do with the most recent comment.

  • septembermom

    Your mom is a sweetheart! How cute are those conversations with Little Miss. I love seeing kids interact with their grandma.

  • Michelle

    MaBunny – That's my mom! 🙂

    Jen – Yeah… it's one way to keep us all on our toes. I can't wait to see what MY grandchildren learn from me that is totally off. So many possibilities!

    Unknown Mami – Oh yeah. They already inadvertently do. The ones when they know what they're saying will be that much better.

    Cookie – Yep. I love the poppet one, especially 🙂

    WeaselMomma – Ummm yeah. Especially if she the non-drinker has a glass of wine. I will let her know about the Homecoming festivity relaxation. Of course then she'll probably worry about those who choose to stay at home….

    Stacey – Yeah, we're debating adopting that as our permanent moniker around here!

    Pat – That I can understand. But you'll admit they can be fairly entertaining, especially when they aren't based in logic at all.

    Kelly – The interactions with the grandparents are precious. It's something I hope they always remember, too!

  • Ryan Ashley Scott

    Love how the “to worry” list replaces the “to do” list sometimes. My grandma has similar quirks, and I love them.

  • Michelle

    RAS – Yep, that's my mom. Fortunately I haven't (yet) picked up that trait!

  • Melisa with one S

    I'm sorry to break this to you, but you will probably have some of those entertaining characteristics yourself in a few years. It's happening to me right now!

    (Debbie downer: Wah Waaaaaah….)

  • Michelle

    Melisa – In a few years? My dear, I have these characteristics now 🙂 And it's all ok!

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