Thursday, May 29, 2008

Bird Talk

mama:  Do you like my blog?
bird: Yes.
mama: Does it embarrass you?
bird:  I pretend it does.  But it really doesn't.  It is funny when my friends come up and ask me about my driving tiara.
mama: Will you please write a guest post for me?  I am so tired.
bird: I will, but I don't know what to write.
mama: Are you excited for the coming summer?
bird: Do you honestly think I wouldn't be?  I already have a good base tan.
mama: What are you looking forward to for your Senior Year?
bird:  I will be at the top of the food chain.  
mama: Are you excited for college?
bird: Yes.  I can legally run away.  Just kidding.
mama: What will I do when my babies leave?
bird: You can blog about us and put up pictures of your used tissues.  I will call sometimes. WAIT.... Aren't you all about how you're coming with me?
mama: I might come along...
bird: I think Ally wants you to go with her...
mama: Ally loves me.  So does Bridget.  Don't you want Augie to go to college with you?
bird: No.  But he can come to visit me.  I want him to go to school close to me. (mama crying)
mama: What will you miss the most of home?
bird: My bed, my sheets, driving my car, my tiara.  I guess I'm supposed to say I'll miss you.
mama: No.  You don't have to say that.  I understand.   But....are you going to miss me?
bird:  I'm really going to miss your shoes.
mama: *sigh

27 comments:

Meg said...

Whew...that was way too emotional for me this morning, and all too real!

Now, I am crying (geez, those darn hormones) sending you hugs from Texas sweetie, I DO know how you feel...double sigh.

TSannie said...

Time goes way to quickly...(sighing with you).

TSannie said...

ooops, xoxoxabb

Flash Stitcher said...

Hey Mama...can we slow them down just a tiny bit? Baby Bird's picture is gorgeous.

Big Momma Pimpalishisness said...

We are what we wear...so in a way missing your shoes means she'll miss you too :P

Debbie in NC said...

I gave you goosebumps and I'm here crying! First, Bird is beautiful!

Of course she's going to miss you! When David was at college for a year, we talked more than we do now. IM's every night. His away message was for friends but I KNEW what he was doing and he came home a lot! Laundry!

Oh, MP, sending you huge hugs! And...go check out http://wonderfulworldofweiners.blogspot.com/ AND http://www.okwherewasi.com/my_weblog/
for some BIG belly laughs okay? I promise you'll feel a teeny bit better :)

Stacey Huston said...

You should be one proud mama.. beautiful girl.. inside as well as out.. thanks to your baby bird..

Lisa J said...

Just beautiful. It must be nice to have such a close relationship with your baby bird. Have a wonderful day!!!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Reuben is ONLY a Ruby if you want to get technical about it.

HE looks like a Reuben. End of discussion.

Hallie :)

Laura ~Peach~ said...

SHE is BEAUTIFUL! yeah interpretation... I will miss your shoes means I will miss my mama...
Love this post she so sounds like martha at times... or should I say in times to come...
Love n hugs Laura

Caution said...

She is a beauty, but now I have to go out in public with watery eyes and a red nose. Thanks for the emotion!

Daryl said...

Aaaahh.... so sweet ... wait til she comes home to visit ... you'll be wishing she was back at school... I know this because I have other friends who have already been there/done this/that ...

And make sure you count all your shoes!

:-Daryl

Ok, Where Was I? said...

That settles it. I just won't let my kids go away to college. No wait, I won't let them grow up. I was so excited about college, but then I spent the first night crying in my bed b/c I missed my mom.

Treasia said...

Bird is just beautiful Mama. If she misses your shoes she is missing you as well.

Bear Naked said...

What a beauty!
Yes the time eventually comes when all the little birds fly away from the nest.
I'm an empty nester and eventually it doesn't bother you. (Much)

noble pig said...

Oh geez, it's heart-wrenching, I mean totally. I have years to go until these dreaded conversations and I can't even handle yours! I'm in trouble.

Don Mills Diva said...

She is one grogeous girl and mama is obviously proud...

Magpie said...

she wears your shoes?

Mental P Mama said...

We have worn the same sized shoe for about 5 years.....Yikes and, interesting. She has a much better sense of style than I do....and I try to shop accordingy.

Flea said...

LOL! You wear the same size shoes? I'm a size larger than Maybelline, but she steals my sandals. My FAVORITE sandals. I sure won't miss that.

Your girl is gorgeous. :) Don't let her pack Fred and Bessie though.

Mental P Mama said...

Fred and Bessie are safe and sound. Bwaaaaahaaaahaaahaa.

They are off butter....

Asthmagirl said...

My girl constantly borrows my sandals. We're a fool for kitten heels!

Anonymous said...

Ok ~ I boo hooed ~ I just read your post for the very 1st time! You have talent & a great kid (don't know her but love her) ~ Julie told me to check out your site & I will be back!! finally a mom I can relate to ... xoxo Mama may we have another! post ;)ti

Snooty Primadona said...

Your daughter sounds way too much like mine, lol. "Are you excited for summer?" "Did you honestly think I wouldn't be?" Yup, just like her. Luckily, her feet were much too big for my sandals.

They miss you waaaay more than they think they will, trust me. I was ready to have the phone taken out during her first year of college. She called constantly asking for this & that. Ran me ragged the first year. Then, it tapers off...

Jules said...

Birdie is Birdyfull...let's buy stock in Kleenex:(

Country Girl said...

Clever post. Me likey!

Egghead said...

She is so pretty. I love how she will miss your shoes...so sentimental. Funny girl. I see why you will miss her.