Q and A

Every now and then we ask Mom a question just to see what she would say…

How many boyfriends do you have?

She held up three fingers. Unfortunately for us voyeurs she didn’t elaborate.

Another day she was a little more talkative. I asked her “How are you?”

She was in a combative mood, “Do you want me to tell you what you have to do?” She laughed, and then became stern. When asked to continue, she became wordless and couldn’t elaborate.

Often she is lost for words. “How are you today?” may elicit a shake of the head. But she always smiles.

What do you mean by shaking your head? Are you good or not good?

I’m good, she will say.

What have you been doing?

I’ve been reading. I read the average, she said, waving at where the newspaper is…

8 thoughts on “Q and A”

  1. This could very well have been an overheard slice of dialogue between my mother and I not so very long ago. Those conversations werea bit sad and SO hard, but could often give you a little giggle or two if you would pause long enough to see the humor. Thanks for sharing your little slice of life.

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