Jenni's Jargon

the thoughts that run through my head

My Mom is Funny…

on September 13, 2016
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Me and my mama

 

If you have read my other posts you know that I am an Only Child and I was raised by a Single Mother. As I am preparing to turn 40 this month I have been reflecting a lot on my upbringing and I know with all my heart that I owe most of who I am to this strong woman who raised me.

Thinking about 40 years ago, it was1976 and she was a 22 year-old woman who is single, Catholic and pregnant. There were choices out there that she could have made. If she had made a different choice, I would not be here writing this blog today. I am grateful that she choose to raise me knowing how hard it was going to be for her. Not only do I owe my existence to this woman, I also owe my sense of humor, my liberal attitude, love of baseball and loud mouth to her as well!

As much as I have enjoyed being her daughter and learning from her,

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Ethan and Grandma

I think she was put on this earth to be Ethan’s Grandma. I love watching her be his grandma and all the fun things I hear about them doing together (and I am sure even more fun things I don’t even hear about). She has a sign at her house that reads “What Happens at Grandma’s Stays at Grandma’s” and I know they have little secrets I will never know about. I know she learned how to be a grandma from her mom, my grandma was just the best! She always shows up for him when he needs her there. Since my in-laws live in Texas it is difficult for them to travel to see him so she is always trying to be sure she is there representing the grandparents. Even with her own health issues she is always sure to be his biggest and loudest fan in the room!

 

Now, if you are around my age, your parents are probably around my mom’s age and you know, maybe not the most computer savvy. This is one of the things that makes me giggle the most about my mom. She did not have a job, until the last few years, where the computer was part of her day to day duties. She got much better when she was a nurse case manager and had to use the computer all day. Although I would still get the occasional call at work asking me how to attach files to her emails. Last night this lady had me in stiches. I usually talk to my mom on the way home from work, last night as we were talking she decided to order a pizza because it would be half-price since the Colorado Rockies won their game the night before. Well, in order to get this discount you have to order online and put in the special code. So here we are talking while she is trying to order this pizza online, first off, somehow she gets herself on the Papa John’s catering site and was trying to figure out how to order on there. Then I hear from her, “okay, I’m going to close this and start over” and that made me giggle. Once she finally got on the right page and was ready to order her pizza it was having her make an account and this was not making her happy. All these steps were just too much for her just to order a pizza. At the end she was unsure if she indeed had ordered a pizza or not and had to call Papa John’s to see if they had her order, which they did not and she ended up just eating food she already had. That was 45 min of her life she will never get back, however, it was highly entertaining to me at that time. I have not laughed that much in quite a while.

My mom is so funny, even though some of it may be unintentional, and we always have such a good time and laugh hard when we are together. I am so glad that when I became an adult she and I were able to become best friends. I cherish the time I have with her so much and I try my best not to take it for granted.

Jenni

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