Monday, August 10, 2009

Mom's new motto

(As Dave and I sat with my mom in her living room, my dad in the next room.)

Dad: I've been telling your mom to stop buying frozen stuff until she knows what's in the freezer. 

Dave: I've been telling Emily that for months!

Me (to my mom): He doesn't know that I keep a mental tab of what's in there. 

My Mom: I need a new mental tab. 

*I think my siblings will especially appreciate that exchange. For me, it brings back the memory of when she went to a health food store to buy some herbs to help her memory, and when she walked through the doors she stopped and said, "What am I here for?"

14 comments:

Jacque said...

Actually this makes me feel a little better for the following reasons:
1. I don't think my memory is any worse than it was then.
2. I remember that occasion well. (I was looking for Ginko Biloba.)

MommyJ said...

I had a really funny comment, but suddenly, I've forgotten what it was.

Kristina P. said...

I think I love your mom.

wonder woman said...

That's hilarious. Do they sell mental tabs at Great Harvest? I'll have to check into that...

valentine said...

that is a funny story. i think my fav part is that they are having this convo from different rooms!

Rachel Sue said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one. . .

leah said...

i need 10 new mental tabs. :)

Rebecca and Nick said...

Nick says the same thing about our frozen foods & freezer! And I too have a mental tab that Nick doesn't realize. It just bugs him that he doesn't know what's in there.

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

I do that stuff all.the.time. someday my kids are going to have that same story!

gregg + camille said...

I think I would like your mom too!

Barrie said...

I have a friend who keeps a typed list of what's in her freezer. Now, that is beyond organized!

artsy ann said...

i love your mama, she is so sweet.

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