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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mothers Day!You know drive thrus are your second home when........

I love Healthy Food, my mom being a little ahead of her time in the health food department. Now Health food stores are on every corner. It is 'in' to be healthy, organic, buy your peanut butter from a store that makes it right there.
But......When I was young, we had to drive about a half hour to another town south of us to a little health food store, where my mom could torture supply our household with
Buckwheat Pancakes
Homemade Peanut Butter. No salt, no taste, just a 2 inch layer of oily stuff on top.
Bread with nuts, seeds, and other chokable food particles baked in.Wonder Bread was a sin!
Lentils, for whatever kind of concoction she could put lentils into,
Apple juice in a HUGE gigantic jar, and you had to shake it real well before serving, get all the mushy, chunky stuff that had sunk to the bottom mixed in properly.

BUT.......


I also LOVE fast food!


I just love it!

Fast food was not totally forbidden. Just not always allowed. I remember when we would actually get to visit the golden arches. Sweet Heaven! I would be in the backseat, my parents in the front. I would always ask for a cheeseburger, fries and a cok........ then I would get interrupted.
"We have apple juice at home. You don't need a Coke!"

DEFEAT!
MISERY!
I am not completely 'happy' now!
Only 75% of the Happy Meal was allowed!
Not happy to the fullest!

Once I was old enough to drive, or had my own money, you could not keep me away.
I now 'treat' my kids to fast food a little more than my mom did for me. But I will say, that she sure made up for it with other treats. Every once in a while, my mom would let me stay home from school............. just because. Much to the dismay of my dad. Sorry Dad. She would look out the window, sensing it was going to be a dreary day, and say 'why don't you stay home today? We could get out of the house, go for a drive. Snuggle!Whatever the day brings' 
You don't have to ask me twice!



I thank you mom! I thank you for your love,
your guidance,
your support,
your ability to always show patience, even when you were frustrated.

I love you despite the fact that you made a Anchovy Casserole one of the first times that my new, cool, popular best friend stayed the night. 
I love you despite the fact that you did not let me live off of cheeseburgers and soda.
I love you even though you did not understand that Guess and Esprit clothing would make me a happier teen.
I love you despite the fact that you did not let me buy the Madonna Like a Virgin cassette, and when Aunt J tried to buy it for me, you made her return it.
I love you despite the fact that I was the last of my friends to wear a bikini.
I love you despite the fact you would show up at my friends houses to bring me back home, because you changed your mind 'you cannot stay the night, I just have a weird feeling about what you girls are up to' 

Mostly Mom, I love you because you made me who I am today! 
I love you because you showed me more love and support than anyone on the face of this universe.
I love you Mom, because thanks to you I get complimented on my loving nature, my kindness towards others, and my ability to be a good mom.
Mom, you are a great mom!
I love you for you!

My kids love you because, due to the fact that I was traumatized in not being allowed to eat a ton of junk food, I am now trying to make it up to them in some twisted, weird, therapy needing, junk food desiring, post traumatic stress, french fry over spoiling lifestyle!! 
Thanks Mema!
Thanks Mema for not letting our Mama eat from those golden arches. It gave mom weird fast food issues, and she now spoils us with it.
You are the best Mema in the whole entire world!


Below is a Lincoln Log structure that Ki (my five year old) made the other day. She said it was a fast food restaurant. 

"Just like we do Mama"


"Hi J.R. Haven't seen you since yesterday. The usual? Say Hi to the kids for me"
















* I do cook healthy for the record!Limiting the fast food intake, but sometimes, you just gotta do it! Sometimes, you just gotta give in. Sometimes you just need to slurp on that soda, and eat those greasy fries.

If you are a mother, have a mother, or know a mother! Happy Mothers Day.
As women, we are all Mother's. Whether we have actually had children or not. We have all 'mothered' somebody, somewhere, somehow! It is in our nature I think! So have a great day today!
Eat some fries, drink some Coke, and relax!
Happy Female Day! 

5 comments:

  1. Gem ma's GirlMay 13, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    I have no ass!!! It has been laughed off!!!!!!! "We have apple juice at home, you don't need a coke". I love Happy Female Day! This should be tradition. You are frisking hysterical and heart-warming and a wonderful writer!! Anchovies and apple juice. My house. Be there!

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  2. Gemma's GirlMay 14, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    Frisking, Fricking, Fucking HYSTERICAL!!!!

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  3. I love the drive-in. I try to change my voice at McDonald's, but they're on to me. Hope you had a GREAT day!

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    1. I feel like sometimes the McDonalds people see me looking super haggard, and worn down (a.k.a. morning breakfast time) or they see me all made up, lip glossy (a.k.a. just got off work, needing a little alone time with some soda and fries)

      I do have to say though, that just a couple of days ago my husband said I maybe needed to chill out a bit on takin the kids to fast food. Uhhhhh!!!! WHAT? Maybe he is right! Healthy eating, here we come...........for now!

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