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Don’t Mess with My Mom

My Mom is a force to be reckoned with and she will be the first tell you exactly what you don’t want to hear at the most inappropriate time. Especially if you live in a Pollyanna bubble like me! But that is life!

We have had our differences in the past  like most mother and daughters.  It was my obnoxious teen years  that tested her limits. And I know for a fact that I have pressed many  buttons,  as soon as the drawer opened, the spoon  came out, I would make  a mad dash for the door!

I think spoon haunts me til this very day!

My Mom also has another side that I don’t talk about enough. It is the side that when you are in need she is there with a phone call, she knows when to help when the chips are down, and she will always be there for you.

I remember as a young girl coming back from the grocery store with  her in her stealthy grey Station wagon.

A lone man swaggered along the sidewalk.

My Mom slowly drove by him very slowly, gave him the stink eye, then shook her finger at him exclaiming, “I’m watching you!”

She sighed and looked to me, “That bastard beats his wife. I can’t stand him! If he was married to me he would be dead! No questions asked.”

My young eyes looked at her in disbelief but I knew she was telling the truth. Nobody would ever mess with my Mom!

If there is one thing my Mom is she is a fighter, she has gumption, and she always looks out for her friends. The one thing she taught us  is to stand-up for ourselves and take no prisoners when duty calls us too.

Family sticks together through thick and thin!

I might crack the occasional menopausal joke her way or test her limits for old times sakes. But  as her daughter it is my duty to test those limits!

I wonder if she will like her gift Fifty Shades of Grey….

What do you love about your Mother? How will you be celebrating this Mother’s Day?

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Darcie Cameron is a RYT 200 who believes Yoga is a gift that is accessible to everyone with proper modifications, a patient smile and just taking the time to breathe. One of the greatest presents you will ever unwrap is when you connect your mind, body and spirit in perfect sync with your own breath. Connect with Darcie on Facebook

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  1. We’ll be right here, perhap barbecue something, although Mom’s new teeth are five days away… good post, and I can believe you tested her limits. On the other hand, I bet she had a few chuckles when you weren’t looking.

  2. That is such a nice tribute, Darcie, your momma will be tickled pink when she reads it!

    What I love about my mom is her sheer strength which is combined, oddly, with a vulnerability that lets me see glimpses of her as a teenager. Stoic but frail, tough but empathetic, that’s my mom. Or maybe that’s just the way I see her.

    Happy Mother’s Day, sweetie 🙂

    1. Thank you!

      Your Mom sounds beautiful! My mother never tells us tales of us her teenage years. I think she knows we would tease her relentlessly.

      Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you have a wonderful day!

  3. My mom happens to be many miles away, so a card has been sent and a phone call on Sunday. My mother is great because she taught me self-esteem, self-confidence, a streak of independance and a bit of stubborness. She taught me to be natural and comfortable in my own skin as well as take care and think for myself. I am the woman I am today because of her and my other mothers, my grandmothers:) Have a Great Weekend:)

  4. I LOVE that you gave your mom “Fifty Shades of Grey” – she sounds feisty, my guess is she may have a thing or two to say about Christian 😉

    I sent my mom some beautiful flowers, which she is enjoying very much.

    Happy Mother’s Day!

  5. No wonder I like your mom. She is the kind of friend I like to have. Sticking out for others and always there whenever needed.. –She is so sweet!
    Please tell your mom that I want to adopt her as #FriendTobeMom

    And what do I love about my mom is her thoughtfulness. –and her cooking is simply heaven like! Even her son-in-laws can’t wait to eat her cooking.
    She wants to eat Dim Sum, so we would take her out for Dim Sum on Sunday. Oh… 30 tulips are on their way to her residence and should be arriving tomorrow. –Hope she likes it.

  6. Hee. Button-pushing in the teenaged years . . . I, um, don’t know anything about that. *cough*

    I love the way my mom always used to make me laugh. Many years ago, a counselor told my mom she was a good mom. She said she didn’t believe it and went on to say, “But I did this, and this, and this.” The counselor told her, “Your love and humor draw your kids to you. You are a good mom.” My post about my mom a couple of days ago touched on that. I hope some part of her knew, to the end, how much that sense of humor paved the way for her kids’ own strength. 🙂

    Like last year, Mother’s Day morning will be spent doing nothing, nothing, nothing. I’ll probably sit in a coffee shop and write to my heart’s content. Listen to Lou Reed and make it a tradition! How ’bout you?

    1. Your Mother sounds like she had a warm heart and generous spirit! She must be watching over you with a smile on her face proud of the woman you have become 🙂

      Lou Reed and doing absolutely nothing sounds perfect! My day was active a morning bike ride, a game of soccer, and a 5km hike. I am ready for bed!

  7. It’s so strange to be reading about all these moms, this first year without mine. But it’s not awful – there are wonderful memories to cherish.

    I laughed at The Spoon. Mom’s weapon of choice was the balsa-wood lid of a Velveeta cheese box – back in the day when that stuff actually came in a wooden box. All she had to do was pick it up and I was GOOD! That lid had some action to it when applied to a little girl’s bottom! I think I probably received one actual swat – but that’s all it took!

    1. LOL! My Mom’s other weapon of choice is her clog! And it hurts ten times worse than the spoon.

      I can only imagine how painful the back of wooden box would be! Ouch!

      Wishing you best this Mother’s Day!

  8. I love that your mom is a power mom! Go Mom with spoon!!
    My mom is far away so just phone calls throughout the week and she forbids us to spend money on cards. She rather hear our voices! 🙂 Thanks for the great post!

  9. Such an honest post. Nice. Well, this mother’s day I plan on doing a dance dare with my siblings. I’ll have my camera handy, and when we go out as a family on Saturday I will record them dancing around her. Then we’re making a video with old pictures, silly messages/anecdotes, and of course the dance she never saw coming. 🙂

  10. Great post… I actually read this yesterday, but didn’t get to “come over”… you inspired me to write a post for tomorrow… Your mom sounds like a great lady, and reminds me of mine in a lot of ways… and I love that you bought her 50 shades of gray… I hope it doesn’t make her 50 shades of red 🙂

  11. Great post Belle. From what I have read on your posts so far, you are a reflection of your mother 🙂
    great mom and great daughter.
    A happy mothers day to you too 🙂

  12. I guess I would have to say that my mom is a lot like yours, no-one can mess with her, or mess with her kids, and get away with it. I think my mom would not hesitate to hurt anyone that hurts her kids. I think I wouldn’t mess with your mom either! 🙂

    Happy Mother’s Day, Darcie!!!!

      1. I had a really great Mother’s Day; all my children and grandchildren were here, and my mom as well was here (and sisters included). So we had a houseful. My day was amazing, and even if my husband and I spent all weekend shopping and preparing for my own Mother’s Day meal. lol! Our gumbo was a hit! 🙂

  13. My mom used a wooden spoon from time to time! 🙂 I love that my mom puts a meal together and gets her family together at the table and all of us sit and enjoy… the food and each other’s company.

  14. I like your Mom’s attitude. I remember when some neighbor kids were bullying them and I stood up to the girl’s mother and she was smack talking me. I got the last word because they got evicted from their house. My husband was embarrassed but I didn’t care.

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