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.
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?