Sunday, March 2, 2008

Funny Memory

When you are sick, you brain gets to think about a variety of different things. For me, I was remembering the past, like before Aaron, so a long time ago. My brain took me back to June of 1993.
Now, for those of you that know my mom, you know that she is probably the most thoughtful person in the world. She would be the first person to bake or cook something for you if you needed, even if that means changing plans of her own. I know that when she and I go shopping and she sees something that reminds her of a friend or a neighbor, she will buy it. Or if somebody has mentioned something that they want or need and she sees that particular item, it will be on their doorstep. She is also known for taking people to lunch just cause she has a hunch they needed some time away. If somebody needs a ride somewhere, she'll take you without even thinking about it.
Also, if you know my mom, you know that she doesn't show her emotions, that is any type of emotion. I was in my twenties the first time I saw her cry. And it takes A LOT for her to laugh, especially out loud. This is not a bad thing, it is just my mom.
June 1993, I had just graduated High School and My mom and my friend Stephanie and her mom took a fun trip to Puerto Vallarta Mexico we stayed in a timeshare condo that was located on the 12th (top) floor of the building that was right on the beach. Everyday we would take the bus into town. The buses were always pretty full, but this particular day, it was VERY full, the four of us were up front by the driver, in fact, Steph and I were on the stairs of the bus (how safe is that?) My mom was standing right in front of the gear shift facing the people that were seated. I looked at my mom, and she was laughing SO hard that she was crying, literally. I could not figure out what in the world was so funny to actually have MY MOM laughing to the point of tears. I ask her, but she couldn't answer because it was too hard for her to talk since she was laughing so hard, so naturally I started laughing (but I had absolutely no idea why). It was funny to see my mom trying to control her laughter in a crowded bus that we couldn't even move in. FINALLY enough people got off of the bus that we could sit down and FINALLY my mom could explain why she was laughing so hard...
My mom's BUTT was up against the gear shift! So, whenever the bus driver would shift gears, he would tickle my mom's BUTT! The bus was so incredibly crowded we literally couldn't move, so she just had to laugh and bear it until we could get out of the situation.


Valerie said...

That's Funny!