Sunday, May 10, 2009


One time when I was in high school my mom, my sister and me went out to dinner at the Olive Garden. (This of course, was when bread sticks and salad were unlimited and free AND when they used to cook the noodles in actual water and not in the microwave. Those were the days.) Anyway, when we came out of dinner we noticed the car, that was parked next to us, was now sporting a bashed in bumper. After inspecting the damage we noticed a note on the windshield that said, "Sorry about the bumper, but your car looked old so I guess it won't be that big of a deal." Instantly,we started to laugh at the audacity of someone to leave such an insincere apology for such a horrible act. As we continued to laugh, we started to think of other bizarre notes we would like to leave on people's cars. This led to my mom pulling out paper from her purse and us leaving notes on people's cars like, "Would you mind washing this piece of crap?" and "Are you really handicapped?" After leaving a few choice notes on people's cars we all ran to my mom's car and drove off.

I love this memory because it's one of those moments I think of when someone asks me to describe my mom. She is without a doubt one of my favorite people and I love her for her sense of humor and her love of life. I know people say it, but I really do have the greatest mom. Happy Mother's Day Mom!!


noelle said...

This has got to be one of the GREASTEST mom stories I have ever heard!

noelle said...

Hey Kate, I love your blog!! I admire your writing style, and your stories are all hilarious!
-So, i was just wondering.. are you writing a blog to get your name out there(to try and become a journalist or something) or are you just doing it for fun?

SkippyMom said...

Hi still here! [and my daughter will blame you in the morning for me not making her lunch because I am still awake at midnight reading your blog. I have no life. Go check.]

My Mom passed away last week. Included in her her final wishes was a picture of her with a flower between her teeth to be used as her obit pic'. Included in the rememberance were her words "Never lose your sense of humor."

I am pretty sure our Moms would've gotten along great.