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My Mom Tells … Some

May 9, 2010
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A few months ago, when Mom discovered my blog (and started using it to keep up with me) I asked her to write a “guest post” for me. Anything she wanted. Since then, she’s been randomly emailing me a sort of free-form list of what it was like to be my mom or things about me. In honor of Mother’s Day, I present to you, mainly unedited “Erica through Mom’s Eyes” by the bestest mom in the world. I love you Mom.

My oldest daughter was the first to step into the gene pool I have to admit – she wasn’t wearing a bathing cap so she was…..

  • The first kid to hustle used fraggle dolls to passers by on the street
  • The first kid to be proud of chasing bugs away!
  • She is so cute- so So cute people pinched her all the time (and asked me if she was mine)
  • Very principled (except when it comes to playing board games – she then declares every person for themselves)
  • Has a fixation with Rice Krispies treats
  • A speed reader that would put Evelyn Woods to shame
  • Wore a yarmulke and scarf to be the first female rabbi for dress up
  • Went to Denmark to dig holes in the ground looking for Viking shmattes–but wouldn’t pick up in her room for anything –although strangely the Danes now know some Yiddish
  • Never quite got the group – join up mentality
  • Always wondered in camp why everyone was running so much??
  • had many secret love affairs apparently…..
  • Seems to be very open about herself online but when a mother asks…..
  • She had a headless male mannequin in her bedroom with gargoyles
  • She hung out in the “pit” behind 7 eleven in high school

Where did I go wrong and yet so right??!!!  As her mother I can say she made me look good. How can you not be crazy about someone who makes a decent rugelach? Someone who buys padding for her dogs’ bed (and needs to replace her own mattress) and a person who compliments her mothers cooking no matter what jelly is in it?? Singlehandedly brought Yiddish expressions to the Danish archaeological underground??

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5 Comments
  1. Anita permalink
    May 10, 2010 8:16 am

    Awwww……this is very touching. The fact that Aud let you have black walls is itself testament to what a good and patient mother Aud is…

    • May 10, 2010 9:43 am

      They were purple! And she picked out the color. (There was black trim)

  2. May 12, 2010 10:26 am

    fantastic. and where have you been by the way!???
    .-= April´s last blog ..Oh dear. =-.

  3. May 12, 2010 1:01 pm

    So damn cute!
    .-= Kim´s last blog ..Random Thoughts: The Post-Road-Trip Edition =-.

  4. May 25, 2010 5:21 pm

    What a lovely exercise, and brave on both sides of the table.
    How nice, as an adult, it must be to read your mother’s thoughts on your childhood self.

    I will admit…I got a little something in my eye here.
    .-= S´s last blog ..It was my third date with Dave and I wasn’t looking forward to it much. =-.

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