Saturday, April 25, 2009

The apple doesn't fall far enough.....

SO mom and I have been throwing the words "compulsive caregiver" back and forth lately. Both of us a bit tired and a bit overly voluntary. This morning she calls to say hi and ask if our youngest could go for visit. After some conversation about how we both have a lot going on just at the moment, we had an interesting bit of "like mother, like daughter. " Here is how the conversation went: (abridged version)

Me: You will have to drop her off at the church because there is a wedding today and Alex and I are doing the food.

Mom: Why the h*** are you doing that?! (teensy lecture about compulsive care giving here)

Me: It's not a big deal I have some help. We are coordinating a potluck but I will need to be in the kitchen early.

***********insert miscellaneous conversation here*************

Mom: So we had the BBQ for the NPD leader last night.

Me: Oh, how was it?

Mom: Well I was manning the BBQ.

Me: *hysterical laughter* Why the h*** are you doing that?!

At this point we were both laughing so hard we forgot where that conversation was going.


Mrs.Q said...

No comment. None whatsoever. I'm far too intelligent to risk it. I'll just be over in the corner keeping my mouth shut. I'll have the bottle of tequila with me, if anybody wants some.

Anonymous said...

I attended the BBQ unexpected. I knew Vick was there somewhere and I couldn't waste a lot of energy searching with 100 attendees.
I went straight for the food prep. and found her.
Reminds me of the time I went straight to the loudest campsite in the dark to find her daughter.
Easy when you know the compulsion!

Anonymous said...

I'll have some of that tequila thanks!

Anonymous said...

I just love you all!


Anie said...

family of crazy-go-nuts. that wy i love y'all.