Monday, August 13, 2012

My Mother the Queen of Guilt

I am not much of a phone person.  My family would laugh at this comment as I do sleep with my Blackberry. Let me explain a little bit more.  I am not a phone call person.  I don't call friends or family to just have a good chat.  If I do call it is for a reason and I like to get to the point.  Now this doesn't mean I don't think of my loved ones but I like most people don't have a lot of time to sit a chat on the phone.  I am a huge fan of Text,  I can type up a sentence or two in seconds and I feel it is a great way to keep in touch with the people in your life.  A quick text here and there.  My sister who lives on the other side of the country can attest to my texting skills as we text each other two three times a week.  My oldest daughter and I have some of our best conversations through text.  So with all that being said I texted my Mom a couple of weeks ago asking her to start to think what she would like for Christmas this year.  I understand it is only August but I like to be organized and as most women I am busy and have limited shopping time.  Also just like my phone calling I don't go browsing, when I shop I have a list and like to get the job done as quick and effortlessly as possible. 

A week later I received this email from my Mom.

Good afternoon and welcome home.
I got your text the other day in regards to Christmas and yes you are shopping early. Right away I new what I wanted. However I thought I should think about it for a day or two just to make sure that it is what I wanted. And yes it is.
Here is my list:
  • 1. to spent one weekend every second month with you at your house.
  • 2. for you to come to the city one day every second month to spend the day with me.
  • 3. for you to call me once a week and chat for at least 10 minuets
I heard through the grape vine that you can find these items in your heart and that they are going for an incredible low price of just 18 days a year and 520 minutes.
If you can get me these thing then there is no need for any other gifts for Christmas.
Love from your eccentric old mother who will be collecting her old age pension by the time Christmas rolls around.
So I ask what the heck am I supposed to do with this!  As usual I sent a text to my sister and she replied "LMFO".  I texted back how do you handle this guilt emails and how often does she call Mom.  She  took a few minutes to reply and when she finally did she apologized as she had just got off the phone with our Mother.  Obviously my sister was not going to be of any help. 
I thought about it for a few days and then like the loving daughter I am I replied.
Hmmm,  gift cards it is.  :)

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1 comment:

  1. I would be of no help either as mom and I speak almost every day! LOL!