Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Thanks for the ego boost, mom

Part of my daily morning routine is once I get my ass in work, I call my mom. This is so the woman doesn't think I lying in that famous ditch somewhere. We usually talk for a few minutes and they're always such uplifting conversations. They start the same way everytime.

"Hi, mom."

"Oh good, you're there."

"Eee-yep."

"How was the traffic?"

"Okay."

"How's the little princess?"

"As usual, good as gold."

"Oh God bless her. She's such an angel."

I normally roll my eyes into the back of my skull at this point in the conversation. This morning, though, mom had an addendum.

"You're so lucky to have a good girl like her."

"Eee-yep. Judging from what I see other parents go through, we won the lottery."

"You sure did. I mean, Dinks is so good in the car on such long trips everyday. And she has the sweetest disposition and a loving personality. I still wonder where she got it from."

Now, mom is laughing hysterically at her own humor. As you can gather by now, I was not. I know she means no harm. If taking a dig at her youngest and only daughter brings her a sense of accomplishment for the day, oh well, so be it.

7 comments:

Whinger said...

At least she's kind of complimenting you as a mother? Sorta?

Spikey1 said...

Maidink.. Line 1 please, Maidink, Line 1. Thank you!

tomithey said...

"Oh good, you're there."

Ugh, my mom says that all the time when she calls me on my cell phone. I want to ask, "Where do you think there is?" It's a cell phone! I could be anywhere.

If I don't talk to her at least 3 times a week she starts freaking out. However she only talks to my sister (who lives like 10 miles from me) about 2 times a year, and my older brother maybe once a month. So unfair.

Maidink said...

whinger - I told the story to Geo and he took it great defense.

"What? Is your mom telling me I was a bad kid?"

"Dumbass, she meant it towards me."

"Oh. That's okay then."

Spikey - I wish, but I have a direct line and she has the cell number. I'm doomed no matter what.

Tomithey - You're lucky. I have to call at least twice a day or else she goes into a panic attack and lands in the ER (that has happened). Yes, my mom has serious friggin issues.

To boot, I live the closest and I'm the youngest AND I am the only daughter. Like a naked person at an orgy, I'm screwed no matter where I turn.

mdmhvonpa said...

Heh ... Mother-Daughter relationships ... they are fairly predictable.

Maidink said...

MDM - and dinks and I are headed down the same path. I'm doomed!

Rowan said...

least you have the good natured humour to go withit I suppose. My mil is pointing out to me how normal it is my son enjoys hurting animals and that, apparently my husband did too, so that makes it ok somehow *sigh*