Thank you to Two Writing Teachers (www.twowritingteachers.org) for hosting Slice of Life and getting me to write on my blog again.
Since I've become a mom, I have developed two habits of my mom's, which as a kid I thought were totally weird, but now I totally get. The first of which being her ability to fall asleep during any movie, even if she is in a movie theater.
This never made sense to me, particularly as a well-rested teenager. I mean, it's one thing to fall asleep when you're watching a movie and lying on your own couch. But a movie theater, seriously? I remember going to see Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery and the whole theater was laughing hysterically while my mom snoozed away in her chair.
But as a working mom with two small children, I completely understand this now. A dark room, a reasonably comfortable chair, and two hours where no one needs you: how could not use this as an excuse for a nap. In fact, I am so bad about falling asleep during movies that if I am reclined even slightly past a 90 degree angle, my chances of falling asleep increase exponentially.
Another thing that baffled me about my mom as a kid was how she never took off her coat. For example, she might come in from the store and proceed to put away all the groceries and then move on to making dinner and then sit down to eat dinner, all with her coat on. We all used to tease my mom about this habit, and it wasn't until I was making dinner in my coat one night and was called out by Sophie that I realized I had started doing this. "Mom, why are you still wearing your coat?!"
I don't know: I'm cold? I just didn't have time to remove it?
Whatever the reason, I would just like to say, "I get it, Mom."
|My beautiful mom!|