Have you ever had "that moment" when you realized that you were becoming just like...your mother?! Not that it's a bad thing, but maybe when you were younger you used to laugh at something that she did and say to yourself something along the lines of, "That would never be me"...and now fast forward ten to twenty years later and you catch yourself doing/saying that exact same thing (and even in the exact same way!). It's already happened to me before, but it's been awhile since I've had one of those MOMents. Until today.
Third period. I'm rifling through papers looking for the work of one student, while I'm laughing at a comment made by a student who is sitting two rows in front of my desk, while two other students are forming a line at my desk asking me different questions at the same time. Now, my mom has six kids. While I was growing up and there were five of us still at home, when she would call for one of us, she could not always grasp our individual names right off the top of her head. What she would end up saying is something like: "Si-Sa-Ra-Ki-Ka!" (even funnier was when not all of the time did the syllables even match up to our names!!!) So, my MOMent today occured when, while the circus was going on at my desk, I attempted to call out one student's name, and what came out was a mumbled-jumbled mess of, "Muh-mah-...uh, meh-mah-...uh, mm-urgh!" (That last one was actually a grunt of frustration.) And then, as I shook my head, I laughed to myself because my immediate thought was that I was having a MOMent just like my mom
used to have.
Denim Jacket - oh, so old (c.2000) from Gap
Rose Top - (it's hard to see, but it has a cool textured middle) Loft Woven Accent Tuxedo Tee (still here)
Pants - Gap (2010)
Wedges - Steve Madden "Fern" - DSW (2010) (still here, although I paid about $25 for them in-store)