at least she has priorities

mt. rainier

Whenever my mother offers a suggestion, I immediately repeat it in the form of a question. When my mother told me that I should be wearing “briefs” (Hello, 1965 called and they want their lingerie lingo back), I answered, “Yeah Mom! Why am I not wearing briefs?!?! I should definitely be wearing something that fully covers my stomach *and* ladyparts. Let’s go right now to the 18-Hour-Bra Outlet, they’d definitely have some girdles there!”

And this weekend, I had asked if she wanted to come along to a meeting. It was in a forest near Mt. Rainier, so I proposed that we make it a day trip up to the mountain. And only after we had driven almost two hours to get to the park entrance, my mom huffed out an exasperated plea, “CAN’T WE JUST GO TO THE SUPERMALL NOW?”

“You’re right, Mom,” I said. “Why are we here on this mountain, surrounded by natural beauty and trees and wildlife when we can be at the Auburn Supermall? A mall that is definitely more super than other malls because there is ‘super’ in the name.”

There was a brief pause then she responded, “I know!”

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  1. Butrfly4404 says:

    That’s my conclusive thought, too. ‘At least she knows what she wants.’


    I’m going to try the question thing.

  2. hello insomnia says:

    It works every time.

  3. sweatpantsmom says:

    Ohhhhh – this totally reminds me of being in Italy with my mom, riding through the historic canals on a gondola, and as she’s looking around she says, “Can’t they build anything new around here?”

  4. hello insomnia says:

    My mother had a similar experience in a musuem when she bleated out, “You know, I don’t really care for paintings!”

  5. thecandyqueen says:

    I understand. I don’t really care for sculpture.

    You know what? In early October, I’m moving to the Sacramento area (to be with my man), and I’m pretty sure the only things there are malls. I don’t know if they are all “super,” of if there is just one super one. I can’t wait to find out! But also, not far is the Jelly Belly Factory!

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