Thursday, May 7, 2009

A Word About My Mother

In honor of Mother's Day (a completely fictitious holiday obviously created by the greeting card people, that I partially depend upon for a paycheck) I'd like to take a moment to thank my mother...

For never REALLY selling me to the gypsies.

I mean, you threatened it a lot and there was that one time you put me out on the front stoop with a sign that said Five Bucks(which I thought was a little low but whatever), and then that guy with the van that had blacked out windows tried to actually pick me up, but you stopped him.

And that? Was awesome.

Thanks Ma.

10 comments:

Lily's Mommy said...

ha! I totally wanted to be a gypsy when I was a kid. Then my mom told me that they don't wear underwear and I was NOT into that. (at the time)

Happy Mother's Day to you Ms Booms!

Dirty Pirate Hooker said...

The guy in the van? That was totally my dad.

Betsey Booms said...

To you too, Lily's Mommy.

DPH - Are you sure he was REALLY your dad?

Logical Libby said...

My Mom always said she was going to sell me to the circus. Not as a performer though. She said I would have to shovel poop.

Rassles said...

My mom never tried to stop me from running away.

I came back every time, you know.

ps: That's amazing.

Miss Yvonne said...

That is the most beautiful thing I've ever read about mothers, ever.

sniff

Gypsy said...

But if she'd sold you to my people, we could be almost related or something.

for a different kind of girl said...

My mom was once so intent on just letting me run away already she made me a hobo pack rather than talk me out of a life on the rails.

I caved and came home after I got about four houses down, but had I left for good, my hobo name would have been Patsy Overpass.

Pam said...

My parents totally threatended to sell me as a kid too- I have yet to use that with my kids, but maybe I will have to pull that out soon!

Happy Mother's Day!!

sarah_sutherland1 said...

Love this one! I totally enjoy your take on life! Keep up the great commentaries...