5.09.2010

Word to My Mother

Oh, my Mother. She is so good to me, and she drives me so very crazy. Although she claims that she understands that I work full time and have a house full of kids, pets, and responsibilities, still she would love for me to call her every.single.day. and talk for at least 2.5 hours. I'm totally serious. And if I don't answer her calls, she pouts.
She is sixty seven years old, and she still pouts.
But I can usually make her laugh and she comes around.
Now, let me tell you about something else that this sixty-seven year old lady does.
She texts. Often. And not only that, she uses text-speak! And she does it like a pro.
I don't even use text-speak, and I am thirty years younger than her!
She texts like a teenager, and it cracks.me.up.

So I'm going to subject you to share with you two recent texts I received from my Mama.
She ordered one of my birthday gifts and had it shipped directly to me, and heaven forbid, I didn't let her know that I received her gift. So I got this:

guess i sent ur b.gift to the wrong address.they said it had been delivered.
(Queen of Passive Aggressive, she knew she had sent it to the right address!)
I called her and teased her about her mean text message, and she acted all innocent!

Then later I got this:
i dont want u to get me anything for m.day!
(Queen of Martyrdom, she knows she wants gifts!)
My reply was: well too bad!

I'm going to try to say this like my mom would:

hope U have a great m.day!


18 comments:

blueviolet said...

I think it's super cool that your mom texts! My mom is barely hanging on to email. I can't even tell you how many times she's screwed up her computer and she does NOTHING on it but check email.

Happy M. day!

Kerri said...

This is cute. My mom types out huge text messages and then some how manages to delete them before she sends it...then I'll get a text that says..."Screwed up again...call me okay. Mommy loves you"

Happy Mothers Day.

Cheryl D. said...

Finally! A mother's day blog about a less than perfect (but still loved) mom!

Myya said...

Your title cracked me up! Cute post. Your Mom sounds like a riot! Happy Mother's Day!!!

diane rene said...

that is too cute :)

happy mother's day ♥

Heather said...

happy mothers day! :)

Just Breathe said...

Love that text, I will have to remember to use that one!

qandlequeen said...

"She is sixty seven years old, and she still pouts."

DITTO!!!! Same age and same behavior. But mine doesn't text. But she does email. As in all of those lame-poke-your-eyes-out forwards.

Helene said...

Your mom totally rocks!! I love that she texts (and that she knows all the acronyms!!). Oh and the passive-aggressiveness...that cracked me up!

I saw your Snuggie pic on Kristina's blog...so cute!!!

Hope you're having a wonderful Mother's day!

Erin said...

My Mom texts too, AND I talk to her every single day, if I didn't think I think I would die!!

Hope you had a great Mother's Day!

Twisted Fencepost said...

I hope you had a wonder Mother's Day!
I know you're Mom drives you nuts, but she IS funny.
One day you'll miss all the talking and texting.
I know I do.

Seizing My Day said...

One day you will give anything to listen to your mom talk ...maybe about her cats and her dog or flowers she planted that turned out ugly or about her irritating neighbor ... you would give anything to have her call you just.one.more.time... =)

I would ask more questions, listen to more stories... take her to more lunches and be more generous with my time... amazing how you miss them when they are gone...

just sayin... =)

Unknown Mami said...

I hope you both had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Kat said...

HAHA! She is a hoot! :)

KK said...

How funny, my mom is getting there.

Smellyann said...

Too funny! You're so lucky to have a mom =D

Matty said...

LOL, at least the texting keeps her young-at-heart. How cute.

T~T said...

what is text speak???? hahaha