Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there! I know y’all don’t get enough credit, but please know you’re loved. Even though my mother, Carina, passed away 20 years ago some years are tougher than others. This year isn’t so tough because … Mom Moments: Happy Mother’s Day 2018.
I couldn’t decide on any one particularly funny story so I thought of making a series out of it.
Mom Moments: Happy Mother’s Day 2018
Even the most patient of mothers have a threshold that can be exceeded. And my mother was not the patron saint of patience. In fact, she was quite the opposite. Once married, my
Dad’s request to Mom was to have at least once a week a meat and potatoes dinner instead of fish and rice. Speaking of dinner, the family rule was “you can take all you want, but you must eat what you take”.
One afternoon, amongst of the selections was meatloaf, mashed potatoes, fried fish and rice. And worst of all, cottage cheese. I hated cottage cheese as a kid, and still do, to this day. Well, I didn’t take any. Apparently, that irked my Dad for an unknown reason. He demanded that I take some to eat. I fired back with the above the family rule. And what happened next is a typical Mom Moments: Happy Mother’s Day 2018.
Mom quipped, “Lovey, he’s right. He doesn’t want any, so he didn’t take any. Leave it alone.”
Dad barked, “I don’t give a damn! Take some right now.”
Mom looked over at me, and my pleading eyes, said “No”. But she pointed with her lips like Filipinas do to take some. So, I complied with a spoonful of cottage cheese. For a few minutes, I ignored it. The thought of eating it was gross enough.
Dad glared at me, “Los, eat that cottage cheese.”
I sat there defiant. I wasn’t gonna eat it, EVER. “No, Dad. I don’t like it.”
“You WILL eat it, and right &*$><,” he shouted.
I picked up a minimum amount on my fork, and with trembling hand, drew it closer to my non-awaiting lips. As it hit my mouth, my body had an immediate reaction to it. I got sick at the table, and all over dinner. I burst out crying as I continued to be sick at the table.
Mom Moments: Happy Mother’s Day 2018 – she slammed down her napkin on the table. “I hope you’re satisfied, CHARLES! Look what your ego did. Now get your car keys.”
Dad was confused, “Why?”
“Because you’re taking us to take out dinner at McDonald’s. Your actions ruined dinner, and you need to apologize to your son, in front of us,” Mom answered. “That’s ‘why’!”
As you can see, she didn’t take any guff from anyone, let alone her own husband. That’s one of the many reasons why I love her so. Hope all y’all have a Happy Mother’s Day, and that you have great stories like this to tell.
Be good like you should, and if you can’t be good, be good at what you do!
Mic drop *bOoM*