Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Out of the will - again

My mom loves presents. Loves, loves, loves presents. Many a holiday, birthday and court ordered visitation has been ruined over empty handedness. So if I am wise and want anything resembling peace, I know that I had better come bearing gifts. I've also learned, I should show and exagerated and repeated gratitude for anything that happens to come my way.

So when I was unpacking the girls' suitcases Monday, I came accross the gift for me that my mom had already mentioned at least five times. "I got you a present!" she repeatedly trilled. I opened the bag and immediatly called to thank her. I mentioned it again, before we hung up the phone.

When she brought it up on Tuesday, I tried my best to gush. But truth be told, it was difficult to muster much excitement.

Tonight, she began inquiring about the gift again. "Have you tried on your OUTFIT?!!?" she asked. I was feeling a bit under the weather, short of patience, tired of the rediculousness of it all.
"Mom, it's a shirt." I said. "It's obvously something you bought for yourself. It's bedazzled. It's a Medium. It's sleeveless. It's not my style. It looks like something one of the Real Housewives of Atlanta would wear."

She was almost speechless, but managed to snarl, "You need to change your style!"

4 comments:

Kitty Moore said...

That's funny! Reminds me of the time my mum bought me a white 'blouse' with massive shoulder pads and pictures of lions all over it...

Magpie said...

What, no photo???

Rockzee said...

My mom gave up buying clothes for me a long time ago because I never like anything that she does. We so do not have the same taste in clothes.

Knowing your Mom, I have to say...at least she didn't buy you leather pants.

brian stout said...

i can picture this conversation, love it!