Friday, January 7, 2011
Channeling my mother
Wow. Here I am writing about this. Who saw that coming?
Sooner or later everybody becomes something they never thought they'd be. A bloke with loans to pay and kids to raise. A clone of their own parent. A country music fan*. Life can be terrifyingly unpredictable that way.
How many times have you caught yourself saying something your mum or dad used to say to you?
‘When I was a kid….’
‘…if you do that one more time!’
‘..a wigwam for a gooses bridal’ (ok, so I never used that one)
‘…Because I said so!’
I guess it’s not surprising that we remember well those things our parents say to us (scream at us) and I personally have had many of those sad moments when I hear myself channeling my mother.
So now I find myself looking at a bloke I never thought I’d become, I hardly recognize myself from that small quiet lad that had very different ideas of where life was taking him…I know it’s still me though! I can tell from the winging!
So what weirdness did your parents scream, yell or say to you that left you as obviously twisted as you are?
* I am in no way a country music fan. (just saying)