So, my mother is one of my best friends. We have the same sense of humor and the same competitive spirit so our conversations tend to be completely ridiculous, mostly fabricated and, for us, utterly entertaining.

This was our conversation Saturday morning on the phone:

Mom- I’ll be wearing a name tag next time you see me because I’ll be so much younger, thinner and taller I doubt you’ll recognize me.

Me- I’m sure that’s not necessary.

Mom- Oh it is, your step father thought there was an intruder in the house wearing my clothes yesterday.

Me- I’m sure he didn’t think that.

Mom- And it’s all thanks to all the oatmeal I’ve been eating lately.

Me- I eat oatmeal too you know.

Mom- Not as much as I do.

Me- I bet I eat more than you.

Mom- Oh yeah well have you lost 3 lbs like I have?

Me (putting down the cold spaghetti I was eating for breakfast in bed)- I lost 3.5

Mom- Oh did I say 3? I meant 4.

Me (still lying in bed)- Oh did I say 3.5? Well I’m on the scale now and I am literally losing weight as we speak… I am watching it say I’ve now lost 4.4 lbs… 4.5… has your scale ever done that?

Mom- All the time. Have I told you my pants are practically falling off?

Me- Have I told you my pants actually did fall off? It was all sorts of embarrassing and great at the same time.

Mom- (laughing)

Me- (eating more cold spaghetti)

Mom- I have to go eat more oatmeal and pick up name tags, this has been fun. Good bye dear!

Me- (inaudible because I had just taken a huge bite of cold spaghetti)

NOTE: I don’t even own a scale nor have my pants ever fallen off. I’m not sure if my mother is younger, taller and thinner than she was a few months ago- but I’ve seen her pull off harder stunts so, it’s possible.

Are you close with your parents/ children?

In what way would you say you and your mom (or dad) are most similar?

Whats your favorite oatmeal topping(s)?

Hot or cold?


46 Thoughts on “This is what happens when you and your mom have the same wacky sense of humor

  1. Charlotte, you’ve killed me! That was the funniest thing I have read in some time =D HAHAHA!

    It’s conversations like this that make me wish I had better communication with my parents, but that won’t happen; we’re too alike, which inevitably results in heated ‘discussions’ (the adult word for arguing).

    I think this conversation may have topped the ridiculous discussion I had with my friend via email at work the other day.

    I asked her hypothetically which she would rather own for a pet: a headless chicken or a legless cow. She said a legless cow, because she couldn’t stand the sight of a headless chook. I said I would prefer the chicken because at least you could fatten it up and eat it eventually. She said you could milk the cow too. I said, how do you milk a legless cow without rolling it on it’s side like Violet Beauregarde in the original Willy Wonka? She said how do you expect to feed a headless chicken? I was in the middle of writing my reply (that I would fatten it up by feeding it intravenously …) when I realised just how ridiculous the conversation had become.

    (Wow – I can’t believe I just relayed the entire conversation! My apologies for the length of this comment!)

    But really, you and your mother have the kind of dynamic comedic pairing I’d like to build a sitcom around :)
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    • HAHAHA i love the ‘would you rather’ game!! oh its so much fun and i always end up laughing hysterically at the most ridiculous stuff, its just so funnny! lol- “how do you milk a legless cow without rolling it on it’s side like Violet Beauregarde in the original Willy Wonka?” hahahaha i cant stop laughing at that

  2. Hahahaha! I love ridiculously funny! I think if there was more ridiculous funny out there, maybe so many people wouldn’t be in the mood to act so entitled and hateful.
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  3. And she’s back! Oh how I’ve missed these kind of posts from you, Charlotte! My mom & I are tight, and sometimes we get each other so worked up that my mom starts her crazy wheeze-laugh, like that old guy in Mary Poppins who laughs so hard he ends up floating to the ceiling. Which, seriously, how cool.would that be? I like to put copious amounts of brown sugar on my oatmeal, basically canceling the heart-healthy quality!
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    • oh i love that wheeze laugh! it means something is REALLY funny, and when i was younger i used to wish i could float to the ceiling like those guys in mary poppins! in fact i still do!

  4. hahahahaha!!! OMG you ladies are a riot! What happens when you add wine? Not to be a total downer but my mom passed away when I was 17 and I so wish I could have moments like this!! My dad (and stepmom) and I are VERY close and they are extremely involved with me and my kids so it’s pretty awesome. When we add wine, it’s even better:-)
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    • aww well being close with family is just as important as remembering those that are no longer with us. your mom must have been pretty awesome to have raised a daughter like you! and lol add wine, and i can’t guarantee that there wont be dancing at some point:)

  5. HAHAHAHHA this is awesome. My mom and I don’t do that but I am pretty sure I’d pee myself if we had a conversation like that. Oatmeal- the magic secret to weight loss. Maybe that’s why all HLBers eat it constantly…
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  6. you guys are adorable! i hope to have a close relationship with my daughter when she’s older like you have with you moms.

    my mom and i are close but not close. it’s weird. asians are tight with their family but not personally…does that make sense? i mean, we’re totally there for each other and 10000% take care of one another but we don’t converse like how i would with a friend.
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  7. Gosh, what a beautiful conversation. I nearly peed my pants laughing. I am pretty close with my parents and also with my younger brother. I couldn’t imagine to have it any other way. Family is the most important thing in the world.
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  8. I hope that my boys and I always stay close. My mom and I don’t speak much any more.
    I loved this little snippet of your conversation with your mom – so very funny!!!
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  9. Hahah this made my day! I love your relationship with your mom- reminds me of mine with my mom :D! Glad that she is on board the oatmeal train! My favorite topping right now is applesauce (lots of cinnamon) and peanut butter (how HLB of me ;))!
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  10. I love this. It reminds me of the relationship I have with my mom. We are basically the same person and its kind of weird.. She gets mad when people ask if she is my mom because she wants people to think we are sisters..she thinks she is too young and fabulous to look like my mom. Don’t even get me started on the whole grandma thing.. She was elated when I told her I was pregnant, but I could see the underlying disappointment and horror she felt when she knew she would be a grandmother- I loved it. :)
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  11. Ohmygod, you and your mom are hilarious. I can’t picture us having a conversation exactly like this one, but we’ve had some weird ones in the past :-p and I’m definitely in the category of people that consider their mom to be their best friend. And we definitely look alike, although personality wise I’m more like my dad.
    Favourite oatmeal topping is nut butter, jam and an egg with a runny yolk. It’s weird, but I love it :-p
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  12. Crying with laughter Charlotte! Do you think your mom could adopt me? Tell her that my pants will never fall off and she can always be the skinny one! ;)-Ashley

  13. Cold spaghetti! I love it! Actually, I’m not a fan of hot food in general — I’ll always wait until my food has cooled off to at least room temperature, and cold leftovers may just be my favourite thing ever.

    But ANYWAYS… Me and my momma are like peas and carrots. No shame in admitting that she’s probably my best friend and I adore her more than anything. Well, except maybe chocolate… but I’m sure she understands.
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  14. HAHAHA this is amazing! I have similar (yet less witty) conversations with my mom. She’s probably the only person I know that I can talk to for an hour on the phone about literally nothing. If she comes to visit we’ll talk on the phone while she’s driving and stay on until she’s at my door. Then as soon as she leaves she’ll call me again from the road. My husband thinks we’re weird.
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  15. hahaha…love this! My mom and are really close too! I talk to her at least 4 times a day – no joke! I just love her to death, and we get along really well. She totally gets me.

    My favorite oatmeal toppings are PB and banana!
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  16. Absolutely adorableness! :) Your mama is as funny as you! Haha cold spaghetti is so yummy, breakfast of champions, yes?
    My mom and I rarely speak – nothing negative, we’re just not close at all. Oh well! I haven’t had oatmeal in SO long but I used to LOVE it topped with brown sugar!
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  17. I love that you have this kind of relationship with your mother… adorable. :)
    I am a warm breakfast fan- omelet with pico de gallo and avocado for this girl. 😀
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  18. Your convo with your Mom is hilarious. My mom and I are kind of like that but in a different way. I can’t have those conversations with anyone else!
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  19. Hahaha oh this made me miss my mom!! I don’t think there’s another woman in the world that gets “me” like my mom…such a special relationship :)
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  20. LOL I love sarcastic conversations with my mother. I’m definitely all about hot oatmeal with cinnamon, banana, and peanut butter. My favorite! I tried the cold stuff before and it just… Was not the same.

    My mother and I are really different but it’s the differences which makes us laugh because we make fun of each other sarcastically. Lol it’s a mess.
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  21. Haha! The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree does it? You two are hilarious.
    I have to commend you on the cold spaghetti for breakfast. That’s sure to make your pants fall off eventually. 😉
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  22. Awww-love this Charlotee – it’s funny but so so sweet!

    Love warm oatmeal – cos only warm oatmeal can melt the chocolate chunks and PB I scatter on top :)

    My daughter and I are close, and funny thing is she snap shots some of our texts and posts them on Instagram…and seeing they run along the lines of me: “I bought 5 Reeses, I am gonna give our neighbor’s son a couple” … her: “why is my finger yellow”…me”turmeric”…her”leave me 5 ok”…me “turmeric?”…
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  23. PEED myself. What I would do to be in a room with you and your Mom!

    Here was the convo I had with my Mom at dinner yesterday:

    Mom: Vids, you don’t know how to use a knife.
    Me: What are you talking about?
    Mom: Righties cut with their right hand and use the fork with their left.
    Me: That’s what I’m doing! (Looks down and realizes knife is in left hand). Nevermind.
    Mom: Do you not know how to cut your own food?
    Me: No, I’m just clearly a leftie and you’ve been training me wrong all your life.
    Mom: I highly doubt that.
    Me: Well I play baseball/hockey/golf/figure skate like a leftie so I’m starting to think this is your fault.
    Mom: This was all part of the plan to make your ambidextrous and clearly superior. Some Mother’s teach their kids Mandarin, I taught you to be ambidextrous.

    True story.
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  24. BTW – Spaghetti is a totally acceptable meal – at any time of the day
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  25. Too cute!! Loved this. My mom and I are basically identical and speak exactly the same so it’s quite weird when people see us together for the first time! But we are besties and I wouldn’t change a thing!
    Fave oatmeal toppings are peanut butter, cookie butter, raisins, blueberries, and walnuts mmmmm now I want oatmeal!
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  26. Your mom sounds so cute! What a fun relationship!
    My mom used to have the saying, “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree”, when we’d say something about her. Turns out she was right! My sister and I are both like her in a lot of ways! Although I am more like my dad and my sis is more like my mom.
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  27. Ha Ha Ha Ha!! I told my mother the other night when she asked what I wanted for Christmas that I didn’t need anything since they were coming out to Kuwait in January… well that all changed when I saw the new Ninja blender was released recently. I called her up tonight to sweet talk her into offering to purchase it for me. I even told her I’d let her use it when she visited… we could make delicious smoothies, soups & juices.. what else could she ask for? However, she came back w/ the ohh your Mother may need one then too for Christmas once I see just how amazing it is.. told her the cat caught my tongue & i could no longer speak :-X :)
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  28. Next time you chat with your mum, make it three way – I want in haha! I’m really close with my mum too…mummy’s boy.

    That is the best dialogue and now I am craving spaghetti…..why am I (ironically) eating oatmeal right now argh.

    Best oatmeal topping has to sea salt. It goes so well with the sweetness already mixed in!
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  29. Hahahaa what a funny conversation! My mum and I have talks like this all the time, especially now that I’m a bit older. It’s nice to have such a close relationship!
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  30. Haha! Love this! And since I just returned to blogland, I’ll say it on this post – SO GLAD YOU ARE BACK!! Can’t wait to hear all about the job!

    I’m really close with my mom, too, but neither of us has a sense of humor. So our conversations are more like “Hey, how’s it going?” “Pretty good. How are you?” And then my mom tells me all about her new job and what all of our scandalous family members are doing…one thing is the same as your conversation…I am usually eating while we talk.
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  31. That is hilarious! So funny that you and your mom can have convos like that! I love oatmeal hot with a little brown sugar and some raisins.

  32. Hilarious! I love my mom, of course, but I do wish she understood my sense of sarcasm sometimes and was sarcastic and witty herself. Fav oatmeal toppings include peanut butter, mango, blackberries/strawberries and apples and honey. Dang, now I want me some oatmeal.
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  33. that conversation was hilarious! I’m close with my mom, but she’s nowhere near that funny. I can see my daughter and I having a similar conversation in a few years though.

    Gotta top the oats with cinnamon, apples and almond slivers. And I really need to branch out more with my oatmeal toppings! :)
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  34. Ooooooomigod, I loved this! You and your mom are freakin’ hysterical, what with your instantaneous, miraculous weight loss and all. (You know what you guys need? AN INFOMERCIAL. You need some miracle oatmeal + Acai juice weight loss cleanse that you can sell as the number on the scale magically decreases while you stand there doing nothing. It’ll be great!)
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  35. My mom and I are terribly weird. I even made a twitter account dedicated to her quotes. I tell people how crazy she is, and they tell me I’m exactly like her. Oh well, I suppose it could be WAY worse. At least your mom isn’t into the whole rapping modern music stage yet. It gets scary my friend.
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  36. Ohhh, my God, you both are hilarious. Sounds like so much fun and love love the moments.
    HAHA…3 and 4 pounds. I can’t stop smiling.
    Moments like these are with my hubby who is one of the most funniest people and he cracks me up everytime. My mom not so much, quite a serious person.
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