January 03, 2006

My Mother's New Quest

Mama Vi called this weekend. Seems she's had an awakening. She has suddenly realized why we three "girls" (her, my sister and myself) are having financial troubles.

It took everything I had not to laugh out loud when she said that. I know why - but I can't really tell her it's because she is spending money like it grew on trees!!

So anyway - I humor her and ask that she further explain her thought.

It seems we're "strapped" because we aren't married. It seems that she's realized that it's much easier for two than it is for one.

Huh. Ya think?!

Then - now this is where it get's interesting - she tells me I've got to hurry up and get married. That will solve all my problems.

SCREECH!!! Wait a minute! Stop right there!!!!! WTF did she just say?!?! Hurry up and find someone that will marry me so that I don't have to worry about money??? Oh no - she did NOT just say that to ME! ME, the woman who has never, ever been in a loving relationship. Ever! I married once for the wrong reason and I will NOT get married again for anything less than love. I don't care if I have to move back to the damned postage stamp house - I would rather be alone than be married to someone that doesn't love me and that I don't love back. Aint. Gonna. Happen.

But she was serious. Very Serious.

Now I know, with all that is going on and all, plus she's getting more and more confused, stuff like this will happen. And I refrained from sharing my knee jerk reaction. But seriously folks - what Mother tells her daughter to get married so she doesn't have to worry about money? Especially one with my background.

Anyway - this is my newest battle. Because, as forgetful as she is - she just ain't forgettin' this. She's brought it up the last 3 times we've talked. She has a list of prospects. It's ugly. It's really ugly.

You know, that whole adoption contract? Yeah, it never said anything about this crap!!!!!

Posted by Tammi at January 3, 2006 07:09 AM

hmmmm, I'm not sure if I should make a smart ass comment, or just pick myself off the floor from laughing.

Posted by: Contagion at January 3, 2006 07:16 AM

HA! If I have to put up with my mother... you have to put up with yours... *grin*

Posted by: Teresa at January 3, 2006 08:40 AM

Well now it seems as if our mothers took a meeting. My stepdad is also trying to "hook me up" with one of his buddies from work. I get the speech... find yourself a good doctor or lawyer this time sweetie, grrrrr.

Posted by: talulazephyr at January 3, 2006 09:14 AM

Well at least you have never gotten the "your 26 and not married so you must be a lesbian" speech from the old folks.

Posted by: Machelle at January 3, 2006 09:49 AM

Geez - can't think of anything else to say. BTW, I need your new phone number and address PLEASE

Posted by: Carmen at January 3, 2006 10:30 AM

Hang in there kiddo. She sounds like my mom sometimes, projecting her fears onto me. You know... the ones instilled in her when she was young, that a woman is nothing without a good man.

Maybe you should turn the tables, like I did with my mom, and tell her you're going to fix her up on some dates. What stopped my mom from trying to fix me up was showing up at her house with a gentleman caller for her, then bugging her afterwards to go out on a date with him.

It was both funny and it fixed her to leave me alone! At least she has so far.

Posted by: michele at January 3, 2006 11:29 AM

hahahaha. I know lots of men... but I'm not sure you would want any of them. Well, maybe one, but he lives in North Carolina. He is a HUGE sports fan. Just don't remember which teams he roots for. ;-) Want me to set you up? ROTFLMAO!!

Posted by: vw bug at January 3, 2006 11:30 AM

every woman I have known that has married for money has earned every penny....

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at January 3, 2006 11:40 AM

My wife married me for money!!...oh wait no....maybe it was chocolate....er...or the fact she was drunk when she said I do........or could have been those 60's halucinegens....or maybe it was...

Posted by: BloodSpite at January 3, 2006 01:15 PM

I'm with AWTM. Holy crap.

Posted by: Bou at January 3, 2006 08:38 PM