Monday, July 26, 2010

Monday Minute...a conversation with my mother...and now I am the obnoxious mother!

Ok - I know that's a lot...but it's Monday and I have a lot to cover!

First of's time for the Monday Minute, brought to you by The Daily Dose of Reality!

Monday Minute

1. Who is your "what-if" person?
(What-if person being what if I married this person or am now in a relationship with "this" person)

I could do a whole post on this question...what-if I had married my first college boyfriend?  We'd probably be divorced because he cheated on me...he wasn't exactly committed.

Or what-if I married Dylan's father?  Probably also be divorced...because he drives me nuts now.  I just don't get him.  Yes...I'm thankful that didn't work out.

Or what-if I married Policeman Dan?  Well, I can honestly say I don't know how that one would've worked out...I didn't know him long enough to determine...but I'm guessing that one wouldn't have worked out well either since we didn't make it that far.

So...I can say I'm pretty happy none of my "what-if's" really were!

2. What is your nickname?'s the only one I accept

3. If you could choose how you died, how would you like to die?

Well...I've decided "I'm gonna live forever..."

Ok really - I want it to be peaceful with time to prepare my family...especially Dylan...

I really don't like this's making me sad :(

4. If you could have named yourself, which name would you have picked?

You know, I'm just not sure!  I hated always being one of three or four "Jennifer's" at I guess I could say something a little more original.  I have plenty of names on my future children "wish list"...but I don't know that I would claim any of them for me!  I guess you just get used to what you have and can't see it any other way.

5. Who were you named after or for what reason did your parents choose your name?

Well...I don't know where my first name came from...I think my parents just liked it...along with thousands of other mothers from the 1970's!  My middle name is the same as my Mom's...and my grandfather, that I never met. 


Now...for an almost actual conversation my sister & I had with my mother...I say "almost actual" because I can't remember it verbatim, but this is pretty close.  I have to preface this by saying that my parents have a date night every Sunday...they go see a cheap movie and have popcorn at the movie for dinner.  It's just so stinking cute...sometimes I forget that they've been married for almost 37 years! goes...

Mom: Guess what movie we are seeing this weekend?

Me & Missy: What?

Mom: Killers.

Me & Missy: What is that?

Mom: I think it has Britney Spears' husband in it...what's his name?

Me: (not sure at all about this) Kevin Federline?

Mom: No...that's not the one.

Missy: I'm pretty sure she's only been married once.  Are you talking about Justin Timberlake?

Mom: No...oh, I can't remember his name...

My mom tries hard...bless her heart.
She was thinking Ashton Kutcher.
How she put him with Britney Spears is beyond me...maybe she was thinking Brittany Murphy because of that movie they were in together?  Who knows...

And sorry...that conversation was a lot funnier in person...sometimes I think I should carry around a tape recorder or have people following me around with a video camera.  It really would make good comedy!


When I was younger, I hated for my mother to wake me up.  She would come in singing, open my blinds or shades and pull the covers off of me.  It was obnoxious.  I always wanted my dad to come wake me up.  He would pull the covers up around my arms, gently shake me and say in a quiet voice "It's time to get up".  I have tried to take a lesson from my dad.  I wake Dylan up more like he used to wake me, although, it takes a little more force to get Dylan moving.
However, today...I became the obnoxious mother.  Dylan has been going to workouts for the high school soccer team.  They begin at I wake him at 7.  This morning I went in, shook him and said "It's time to get up."  To which I got..."noooooooo, I don't wanna get up".  Five minutes later, I repeated the same gentle waking the same result.  Five minutes later, I walked into his room...turned on the stereo...bumped the volume...turned on the light and took his covers off of him.  Finally...he got up...but boy, did I pay for my choice!  What a grumpy bear!  I guess I'll think twice before being so obnoxious...or maybe not!  It did get results!
Hope you are having a great Monday!!!


Christy said...

I love your take on life. I found you on Monday Minute and look forward to seeing more.

Ian said...

How's about you do a whole post about #1? The question, not the act :)

Kmama said...

I am so glad you actually answered #1. Most people were saying "no one" and come on! Everyone thinks "what if" at some point!

Thanks for linking up!

Michelle Pixie said...

I hope hubby and I are like that after 37 years of marriage! Too Cute!!

How old is Dylan? I hate waking my girls. Well really just Feather because she is such a grump butt if she doesn't get to stretch and lay there forever before it is time to actually get up...very frustrating but now that I think about it she wakes up like I do. Hehehehehe

Cara Smith said... kids will get up in the morning...

to go lie on the couch and go back to sleep

Rachel said...

See, my dad would be the one who would wake me up singing. There was a song called "Oh How I Hate To Get Up in the Morning" and he would sing that to me.

Have a great day!!


Kate said...

Found you via Jamie's blog. Interesting topic..."what-if" people. I'm reading your blog backwards...I think we were a lot alike in high school. And then I DID marry my first serious college BF/son's father, which did end in divorce. Same flags all over the a bullfight gone bad. You're so right...this IS a blog topic all on its own!