It was a few weeks ago in church, Easter Sunday in fact, when Linda came up to me and confessed to reading my blog (hi linda!) followed with "and I had no idea that you were so funny!"
You see, in my real life - a lot of people don't know that, and I think it's kind of like that with my mom too. It's one of those things that you realize about us after you've known us for awhile. I liken it to having opened all your Christmas presents, thinking you're done and then awhile or so later realizing that the best one of all was hidden way back there almost completely hidden under the tree skirt. Kind of, wow...she's all that and she's funny too! Bonus!
And in real life, you have to be paying attention. My mom will be sitting there all nice and peaceful like, quilting on something or another while listening to the conversation, quietly adding her two bits when all of a sudden she slings a zinger into the conversation and yet her posture hasn't changed a bit. Those that don't know her will do a doubletake, while those that have been around for awhile and are accustomed to her sly ways will be in tune and think, haha...she did it again!
I love that I share the same humor as my mom.
She's coming down next week and I'm looking forward to that shared understanding. We'll see things that humor us...perhaps while we're driving around...and we glance towards each other at the same time and start out quiet...just a gentle snicker and within minutes we can be doubled over with our eyes watering. We're totally in tune that way. We can share a joke without even saying a word. Love that, and wish she wasn't so far away.
Love you mom...see you soon
bring that dog on a pullstring, hehe, the kids would have a blast