10 Iconic Mommy Things That Make Me Smile
As many of you know, I'm currently a week and a half into my 3 week visit with my in-laws in New York. My wacky, beloved mother-in-law, Mommy, has her own way of doing things. Here are a few things that I consider "Iconic Mommy". Please forgive the blurry photos taken with my iPhone while nobody was looking...
Mommy's Flashy Earrings
Oddly Framed Pictures
Hot Water Heater
See that yellow Energy Guide sticker on the side? That is completely ignored. Mommy cranks this puppy up to the hottest it will go. It's literally scalding. She does this so that the dishes are sterilized in the dishwasher. Because Mommy hates germs. Good news - great hot showers. Bad news - many, many...many scalded hands.
Mommy's Slutty Tanktops
The woman turns 84 this week, and she can still pull off a slutty tanktop. God bless her. Despite the writing on Mommy's tanktop, she is not really a jogger. Just in case that confused you.
I love the tableau of this picture for many reasons. The broken lamps, the old derby from some St. Patrick's Day of long ago, the old toys, the used-up Renuzit air freshener. But best of all is Mommy's basement rotary phone. Which works. And she uses regularly. Perfect place to make that private phone call.
Mommy's Beauty Supplies
For those of you uninitiated, here's a link to Mommy's beauty routine - Beauty Tips From Mommy.
Christmas in August
Mommy's Secret Stash of Chocolate
If you read the Beauty Tips From Mommy link above, you know that Mommy is deeply devoted to her chocolate. It's not just a food treat, but an energy source.
Are you smiling now? I am. I may need to be reminded of this in another week and a half when I've been here the full 3 weeks!
This post was inspired by...
1. 10 Things to Smile About