Friday, July 10, 2009

Wacky Parents

My parents are wacky which is sometimes fun but often annoying and embarrassing.

Here is an example of the types of thing I endured while growing up.

I was about 13 years old when my parents had their 25th anniversary. They threw a big party in the same reception hall in which they were married. All of our extended family and friends were there.

My mom's name starts with an "S" and my Dad's starts with an "M". The invitations, printed napkins (I thought that was sooo fancy), and the cake proudly proclaimed "25 years of S&M".

At 13 years old I did not know what that meant. Thinking the napkins were so great I brought one to school to show my friends and quickly learned what S&M was. I was horrified for my parents. Surely, my mother did not know what she had done. I rushed home and asked her, "Mom, do you know what the means?" She said, "Of course, I do. That's why I did it."

Unfortunately, this apple does not fall far from that wacky tree.

12 comments:

Ryan's Mommy said...

OMG, that's hilarious.

I was about that same age when my parents went to a Halloween party with my mom dressed as a brick and my dad as a bricklayer. I was horrified!

Lanie said...

That is so funny! Love it!

Sky said...

I think that's hysterically funny! Your parents are a hoot!

areyoukiddingme said...

I wish my parents were as entertaining!

Riley said...

Great story - your parents sound awesome - too funny!

Renovation Girl said...

Too funny!!

jodie38 said...

That. Is a beautiful story. I would tell that one every single chance I got!

Lorraine said...

My parents were way too stodgy to be wacky in such a fun way. But, I guess parents can be embarrassing no matter what...

My mom would always use her "telephone voice" when my friends would call. It was lower and more melifluous than her regular voice, and I think she thought it was more professional. But all my friends thought she sounded like she was answering the phone at a brothel. As a teenager, it was basically mortifying!

April said...

That is freakin' HILARIOUS!!! LOL

Lavender Luz said...

THAT is hilarious! Cheers to S&M!

meinsideout said...

thanks for your support.

it is nice to hear about parents having fun with one another - mine hated each other!

Chelle said...

haha! "of course I do." Hilarious!