Friday, January 30, 2009

It Was A Hard Day's Nightline

The things our moms do to us.

If you went to get a 2nd Cup of Coffee this morning, you read that she has continued to enjoy "paroxysms of laughter" from reading a comment months ago from a reader who was told in her 20's by her mom that she looked like Ted Koppel.

C'est moi. Yep. And I N.E.V.E.R. let my mom forget it.

Of course she tried to backpedal and say she didn't exactly mean it and give me some nonsense about high cheekbones, like that was supposed to make me feel better. I mean, what young gal wants to be told that any aspect of her reminds her mother, the woman who birthed her and (supposedly) loves her more than anyone else on earth does, of an aging man who gets almost as much attention for his hair as his news stories?

Gee, wonder why I've struggled with self-image problems for so many years?!

As I look across the room at my sweet girl who is home from school today with the respiratory crud, fever, and probable ear infections, I cringe as I wonder what she'll write on her blog one day about something horrendous I say to her?!

Lid, I'll be sure to send her your way so you'll have some entertainment in the nursing home!

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9 comments:

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

Oh, I'm sure she'll come up with something. We all say things before thinking, and it most commonly happens with our family.

Ted Koppel...*snort*...

Xandra

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

What Xandra said, "Snort."

The way you wrote about it again cracked me up: "some nonsense about high cheekbones." She was so trying to cover her tracks! Too funny!

I confess, although I have never compared my daughters to anchormen, I have had to back pedal a few times, too. So, yes, our daughters may meet in therapy group someday to talk about how we exposed their private lives on blogs that 10 women in their 30s and 40s read in 2009 and forgot the next minute. So be it.

Chatty Kelly said...

Well, Ted, that is indeed a funny story! My "Mom stories" could trump that in a second, however. I'm sure your mom meant it in the nicest way (?) possible. :-)

Renee Swope said...

You are BEAUTIFUL and don't look a thing like Ted Koppel, well except for those beautiful cheekbones!

Thanks for keeping me straight and letting me know I still had a whole month of Feb left! Still hadn't had my coffee when I posted! I just fixed it :-).

Hugs,
Renee

sara said...

oh yes, our daughters will be blogging or whatever they will call it in 20+ years and we will be the fodder of their laughter!!!

but really....Ted Koppel.....?

Edie said...

I think that would have left me speechless for a while. lol!

A Stone Gatherer said...

Too Funny! I can't seem to picture that though!

Mel said...

Ack...I don't even want to think what stories my kids will and probably do tell about me...

ok I don't see the whole ted thing though, LOL

My ADHD Me said...

My mom told me I looked like a football player while he is wearing his shoulder pads.

memories....light the corners of my mind ... misty water colored Memories.....