Yesterday, while we were visiting with mom, I was asking my kids to tell a story about their favorite memories with grandma. Paxton told about a trip to Knott’s Berry Farm, and Blake talked about a time she was doing sand-art with her. I really enjoyed it, so I went ahead and asked my Nephew Dane the same. He shared an awesome video of my mom dancing along to a song on the radio in the car. I love the video so much because it is such a great glimpse into what it was like driving with my mom as a kid. Singing, dancing and just overall being silly. His story reminds me of dozens of times I could have shot that same video growing up.
I really enjoyed hearing the stories about these special times and memories they had with my mom. In just a second, I’ll tell you a story that still cracks me up. But before I tell you that story, I’m going to be a little selfish and ask for a big ‘ol favor. After you finish reading this post, please hit the comment section below and tell me about a memory you’ve got with my mom. Funny, silly, personal… whatever. I just want to hear the stories and have them in a place I can refer back to them whenever I want.
I’ve got a lot of stories about mom. I’ll likely tell more in the comments myself. But this first story is one that makes me laugh to this day.
The good son
I was pretty young. Probably in 4th grade. We lived in Redondo Beach, and it was about at 8 or 10 block walk to school. It was not uncommon for me to walk home from school.
On this particular day, my mom had a friend over at the house. As the afternoon rolled around, they decided to drive to the school to pick me up. School was out and I was already walking home. As they’re driving, my mom is telling her friend about how great of a kid I am. I do well in school, I don’t get in trouble… just an all around swell kid.
Right about that time, they crest a hill and are able to see me standing on the sidewalk. I’m looking up at a girl in a third-floor apartment and I’m flippin’ her the bird with both hands, proving to her friend what a great kid I was!
Timing, folks… I had it.