I gave this week's sibling assignment. I knew our assignment would be posted around Mom's birthday, so I thought it should be about her. Bill's post is here, and Christy's post is here.
This is our assignment this week:
Write about something that you realized about Mom when you were an adult, than didn't occur to you when you were a child growing up.
There were many realizations about my mom that happened when I became an adult. One of them was realizing she had a great sense of humor.
Growing up, I think my dad's sense of humor and joking around overshadowed Mom's humor. I guess I always thought of Dad as the funny parent. I never saw Mom in that light.
But one day I realized that Mom had a funny sense of humor, and was rather playful.
I think I really started seeing it once I had children, and watching her interact with my daughters. I still remember the shock of seeing my mom get down on the floor to show Molly how to roll over when she was just a baby. This was a side of Mom I had never experienced.
And all of a sudden, Mom was throwing out funny one-liners that cracked us up.
Her humor was much different than Dad's humor.
It is fun to be with Mom and laugh and joke around.
As I visit with her friends and people who know her, I also see her fun and humor through their stories they share with me about Mom.
Mom is a true gem, and her humor makes her shine ever so brightly.