6.1.09

Apparently I'm Weird

According to teenage son I'm weird. He bought some friends home after a party. They feasted in the garden but didn't come inside. I peeked out the window to see them eating all my heirloom "Alderman tall climbing" peas which I was saving for seed. (never mind) So later I asked him why he didn't bring them in to say hi and got told I am weird, for the following reasons:
I was cooking a ham bone for soup, no one not weird eats soup ya know.
I was wearing a purple apron with black and white flowers on it, aprons just aren't cool they're weird.
I have a sewing machine in my lounge room, duuhhhh.
There is garlic everywhere.
I ask kids questions!
The best one though is because I'm skinny! no one else's Mum is. That totally cracked me up because I'm not!
It's kinda cool to be weird. I was much more weird when he was little cos no one else I knew made clothes or knitted for their kids, so with him at least I get to be the young, weird (I think I'm cool) Mum.
With the red head I'm a bit of a Nana, cos everyone else with a three year old is sewing, knitting, growing and downshifting.
Weird stuff I've done today: Just flipped when I found these tiny bits of fabric, perfect for bags.
( Excuse photo, still having trouble)


8 comments:

Candyce said...

I think it is definetly a compliment!

When my daughter was little she was asked to use one word to describe me--she said"Odd" and I was so happy.

Candyce who loves aprons and soup.

Candyce said...

I think it is definetly a compliment!

When my daughter was little she was asked to use one word to describe me--she said"Odd" and I was so happy.

Candyce who loves aprons and soup.

Sandra said...

He didn't mention that they were pissed or stoned and not keen on displaying that???!!!

Well I wouldn't either.

Melissa van Boekhout said...

hello weird mama! He may not realise it yet, but he already thinks you're cool compared to other mamas! I know, that used to be me! My mama wasn't a real mama because she only wore pants, not skirts (out of the mouth of four year old me), and boyfriends used to complain about the scent of garlic afting down the driveway. Mum used to put in a minimum of five cloves per meal! You are giving him the gift of following your convictions and standng up for what you think is cool! Awesome!

Nikki said...

I LOVE the weirdness. Working on some myself.

Beautiful fabric and bags.

Gillybean said...

Actually I asked one of his friends if they smoked and that was embarrasingly uncool according to teen. I might display some truely uncool antics if I find him stoned before he turns 18. Niave maybe, control freak, YES! Shit scared of wasted potential, definatley!

taimarie said...

Hadn't stopped by in awhile, but glad I did. This post made me smile, I hope my kids grow up to think I'm weird!

Ruth said...

love the bags!