What do I need to do some confessions on today? Well, it's my mom's birthday today! So of COURSE I need to confess some things about her.
|Ahh - the twins are so little here :)|
... my mom always was up for a game. I always loved that growing up. It made me the game player I am today. We'd either play a board game, a card game & if worse came to worse, we'd watch a TV game show & play along. That may be why I'm the queen of useless trivia information.
... Mom used to dress me up like Alice in Wonderland. I had blond long hair so she always had me in blue & white dresses. She even had my childhood room set up with a big mirror like the Looking Glass.
|Basically what I looked like growing up|
... when she was little, mom had to take tap dancing lessons. Ginger Rogers, move over.
... The Wizard of Oz was an EVENT in our home. In the days when it was only played once a year, you can bet we had to sit together as a family, in the basement, around the console TV & watch it together.
... My mom's obsession with the Wizard of Oz has taken a life of its own through the years.
... my mom is in the middle of a bunch of brothers & sisters. There are 10 siblings all together. Big Italian family.
... my friends always loved hanging around with my mom. I never minded either. I had the cool mom.
... All my friends will attest to this... you never saw my mom without a TAB in her hands or near her. My mom will CUT YOU if there is one carton of TAB in the store & you are trying to pick it up.
... my mom always made the best lasagna when I was growing up. It was always a treat when she would make it.
... Blue is my mom's signature color. I got her a green shirt one time & she looked at me like I lost my mind & asked what was wrong with me.
... Talking with my mom, she is probably one of the few people in this world I can talk to & laugh till I have tears running down my face.
... my mom taught me my love of yarn. She used to crochet & I can remember sitting & watching her work on baby blanket after baby blanket. She used to have me in stores digging through tons of yarn looking for the same skein number so it would all match. She had one blue crochet hook that no one was ever allowed to touch. If it got lost, we knew the world would implode.... I think she still has it to this day.
... She also had a pair of scissors she kept in her night stand that no one could touch.
... in that night stand was also a package of Andes mints. Don't even THINK about touching them.
... mom is allergic to seafood. Used to not be. She used to eat tuna fish every day of her life... & then one day she picked me up at the bus stop & I literally didn't even recognize her because her face was so swollen. Now, if anything 'seafood' touches her food, her face blows right up.
... I can remember my mom waking me up early to watch Princess Diana & Prince Charles wedding. I cherish that memory & love that my mom loved the whole fairy tale thing enough to have me experience it.
... my mom always told me she thought I would marry a business man who wore a suit every day. Ricky gets a kick out of that & reminds her all the time you never know what choices your kids will make :)
... & the best & final confession... I have the best mom in the world... truly, 100%, completely... the best
Happy Birthday Momma!!!