Monday, September 13, 2010

I've Got Skiiiiills, They're Multiplying

My mom has mad skills.  When I am in my 70's and someone asks me, "Hey, what did you do this weekend?" I hope to talk about how my maid scrubbed my floors while I was at the movies.  A few months ago I asked my mom that question and she was stoked because she had just, "finished building the retaining wall"!  Or was it a deck?  I can't remember.  The point is, I am lazy and my mom isn't.  For example, I just bought nine trees for my yard, paid someone else to deliver them, and then paid another someone else to plant them.  If it had been my mom at the nursery, selecting trees and plotting the strategy for getting them home she would have grabbed a shovel and pointed to some rope and said, "Give me that!"  That's why when anyone says, "Oh, you're just like your mom," I dig in my heels and say, "Don't talk about her like that." 

But sometimes not even I can argue with the similarities.  For one, we draw the same.  Remember when I told you about my lame boss and how he said, "Guys, we're really under the hourglass," so I made fun of him and drew this picture and posted them all over the office?


And then remember yesterday's post where I made fun of the "Sit And Be Fit" lady on television?  For starters, my mom could so take her out.  But for finishers, I got an email today from my mom who said she found a cure for her back pain that was better than acupuncture, drugs, and suicidal fantasies.  However, as she tried to describe the process to us her description fell short, and she had to draw a picture.  GET THIS...

So yeah, my mom and I went to the same stick figure art school and I didn't even know. 

5 comments:

Stefani said...

Again! A brilliant post! I feel the same way about MY mom, stick figures and all.
BTW, I've done that stretch for my back - I kid you not, it is the best thing ever!

just call me jo said...

You and your mom are delightful! Now how do you draw with this function? O-+= Oh dear. That didn't work so well...

Vern said...

Stefani: you and I should hang out.

rocslinger said...

How is your mom with a camera?

Does shutterbug fever run in the family?

Jill said...

I think you should draw a new stick figure to go with every post.