Monday, May 10, 2010

In Which We Speak Of Moms

So how was everyone's Mother's Day?

Ours was kind of non-existent. I mean, Myself, Twin and Brother helped her and our dad paint the main floor of their house on Saturday. But Twin works on Sundays so not much happened on the actual holiday.

Of course our mom forgot it was Mother's Day until like 3 days before. And we had only realized this fact a few days before that.

We did send her flowers, which arrived while we were painting so that was fun.

The card read:

You created me Mom, so I guess you're to blame
For the love that I feel just from hearing your name
You're as tender and corned beef and as warm as pastrami
I wuv my mommy

Which is the best Mother's Day poem ever, and comes from Futurama.

When we were little our mom used to work nights in a nursing home. There is supposedly a "haunted floor" in the nursing home, but she didn't work on that one.

To seemingly make up for this fact she used to read to us before she went to work and before we went to bed.

I'm sure most mom's read fun things to their kids but not our mom. Nope.

She read us Stephen King short stories.

I distinctly remember The Mangler giving me nightmares.

Still though, it's not like we asked her to read us happy fun stuff.

So happy late Mother's Day Mom, and thanks for the nightmares.

How about you? Did you do anything fun for Mother's Day?


Palindrome said...

No, just your average QT. We don't put much focus on Mother's Day because we're pretty good at dolling out the appreciation every day. My mom's awesome.

Palindrome said...

Although, she did not read me Stephen King short stories which makes her cool points go down a bit...

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Your mom read you Stephen King before going to bed? Was she trying to scare you to sleep?

Jaydee Morgan said...

Loved the poem *laughs* Mother's here day consisted of a nice day of golfing and then relaxing.

That's too funny about the Stephen King short stories - well, maybe not the nightmares but there's something to be said for going against the flow ;)

Anne said...

yeah- i remember the Mangler being the scariest, but also lawnmower man

Tara said...

Ha. Cute poem!

My dad used to watch all those creepy shows like Tales from the Dark Side (with me peeking from behind my hands next to him on the couch) and I am still afraid that "The Daughter" lives under my bed. Eek! I can't watch/read anything remotely scary to this day.

Apparently you went a different direction with scary than I ;)

Matthew Rush said...

Wow, bedtime stories from Stephen King, that sounds like a blast but my kids would be horrified.

Lydia Kang said...

Umm, hubby bought me my favorite sushi. And I got a cake. That says it all :)

Falen said...

Palindrome - from what i've heard about your mom, she does seem pretty cool

Alex - Ha! No i think she just read to us what she was reading at the time. Which was a lot of Stephen King

Jaydee - relaxing is the best way to spend a holiday

Anne - yeah and the tiger in the bathroom one

Tara - Ha! Our Dad used to let us watch Aliens and Poltergeist

Mathew - maybe your kids would surprise you and really like the horror?

Lydia - Sushi and cake sound AWESOME! I want both right now

Piedmont Writer said...

Funny post Sarah. Great great Mom's Day poem. Loved it.

And hey, if you're not doing anything tomorrow, you'll have to stop by my blog. I'm dedicating a post to you. Yes, you. You'll see why tomorrow. I hope you like it.

Teebore said...

Seriously, your mom is awesomesauce. The fact that you could put the Futurama poem in a card to her is so cool.

B. Miller said...

My dad and I cooked dinner for my mom and my sister. It was pretty cool.

LOL, I love that your mom read you Stephen King stories at bedtime! It's all starting to make sense... ;)

Christine Danek said...

Just went to brunch and hung out with the kiddos. Your mom is awesome!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Ha ha ha! Stephen King as a bed-time story - too cool! We just had a lazy day at my mom-in-law's. :-)

Saumya said...

Wow; that's so cool that she read you Stepehen King!!! I wasn't with my mother on this mothers day but we talked on the phone for 2 hours after she received the presents I sent her.

Falen said...

Piedmont - oooh now i'm intrigued. And i visit your blog almost every day (though today i couldn't comment because my comp was freaking out or something)

Teebore - indeed. We love that poem

B Miller - nothing wrong with a little horror before bedtime

Christine -oooh brunch. We're big fans of brunch in our fam

Shannon - lazy days are the best!

Saumya - we haven't even gotten her presents yet. we're bad children

Summer said...

My mom used to read us all kinds of adult stuff when we were little, too. I especially remember when she read us the unabridged version of Tarzan of the Apes. My brother and I were mesmerized, and she never skipped over the violence. To this day we still talk about "strong white teeth" searching for the "pulsing jugular" and "my father's hunting knife." Strong memories.

I actually spent the day with my in-laws, and it was quite fun. :-)

Anne said...

Now i want to read Tarzan of the Apes

Falen said...

yeah. me too apparently

Jemi Fraser said...

Our mother's day was all about the food. Took mom out for breakfast, brought mother-in-law lunch (not up to going out) and my kids & hubby made me supper! I'm still fun! :)

Falen said...

Jemi - that sounds right up our alley.

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