Wednesday, May 08, 2013

In The Shadow Of Al

My mother was talking to me about my brother and said, as if she's never seen it happen before to any human on earth, "You know when he doesn't shave for a few days, he gets a four o'clock shadow??"

"It's called a five o'clock shadow, mom."

To which Ed pipes in, "I get a 2:30 shadow."

Then I asked her about her backyard, where my brother was doing some landscaping work, "Did he flatten that whole area?"

She said, "If you were listening the other day when I told you, I said he did the whole thing with the skid row."

"You mean the skid steer?" I said.

"Oh my God, I don't know what's happening to me."

"Nothing's happening, Mom.  You've always been this way."

"I have?" she said. 

"Uh, yeah.  It goes back to over twenty years ago when you thought the name of the group Boys 2 Men was Boys R Us."

She was genuinely surprised, as if I were talking about someone she doesn't know.

Oh what fun we're going to have when she really gets old.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
2012: Uphill Semi-Battle
2011: Happy Mother’s Day!
2010: Back On The Road And Sleeping Like A Baby
2009: Peeping Ed Friday
2008: It’s Obvious Where My Sense Of Style Comes From
2007: End Of Season Snow
2006: At Least She Isn’t In The Cubicle Next To YOU
2005: Mother Lode

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

So Funny! Boys R US???