I think every girl wonders if she will become her mother. Some hope they don’t become their mother at all and others long to be exactly like them. I never really thought about this … until two weeks ago.
I came home from work with my hand looking like this …
You see I was on my way home from work and I remembered that I forgot to order the cake at Sam’s Club for the Girl Scout Birthday Box Event. At a red light, I found an ink pen in my purse and wrote “Call Sam’s Club” on my hand. The kids noticed it as soon as I got in the door and fussed at me. I found this overly funny but realized that they get fussed at for writing on themselves.
The next day my parents came out to see us. My mom saw my hand still with the writing on it and laughed. I told her I thought of her writing on her on hand as soon as I finished writing on my hand. I explained that I didn’t have any alcohol pads in my pocket to wash it off and she smiled.
You see mom always wrote on her hand when we were growing up … the writing would start when she was at work as a nurse at the hospital. It would be codes or phone numbers or a reminder of this or that … at home the lists would get “washed” off with an alcohol pad in her scrub pocket. The lists would sometimes start off with reminders about us three kids or something that had to be done that night.
The good thing about writing on your hand is you won’t lose it but you will wash it off so make sure you can get to it fast when you write on your hand. I admit that I scrubbed off the “Call” and left “Sam’s Club” on there until Sunday so I remembered to actually pick up the cake! As I scrubbed the ink off my hand, I smiled once again.
Yes I am becoming my mother in more ways than I can count and you know what … I am happy about it!
So Happy Mother’s Day to my mom and all of the other moms out there!