Monday, August 20, 2007
Preparing to go home
Mom called this morning at 7:30am. (Amazingly, I was already awake- and I can't complain...last week she called at 6:30 am and no, I was not awake!!) Anyways, we talked about how she's doing (coping), and about my preparations to get home. Direct words from mom:
"Don't bring too much stuff...if you need it, we can alway buy it."
Shopping?? Did she really say that I can just go shopping and just buy stuff?? Has she no idea what she's just said?? She is obviously still completely discombobulated from everything or there is no way in hell she would have suggested I just go shopping!!! I mean, this is the woman that usually remarks, "what? buying more stuff?" anytime I buy anything (even when it's needed!) And this is the woman that usually exclaims, "why are you buying more stuff? You don't need it!!"
I've figured it out!!
It's a ploy! She used the catch phrase, "need."
Mmmm-hmmmm...I see now.
Because, in her book, I don't need anything more that about three shirts, one pair of pants and maybe two pairs of shoes, I shouldn't have to go shopping! AHA!! And I bet she thought I'd fall for it! Boy, oh boy, she almost had me!
However, over thirty years of experience on both sides, she should know it won't work! (MWAHAHAHAAAH!) TJMaxx is only 7 miles away. The Gardens Mall is only 8 miles away. The surf shop is only .5 miles away!! Target? 5 miles!! Oh, she doesn't stand a chance in convincing me not to go shopping!! HA!! I can just see it now...
"But Mom,(blink blink innocently) I needed that new (whatever...)! (blink blink again) You said I could go buy it if I needed it, no?"