26 January, 2009

my mom worries.

My Mom worries, she worries about everything...trust me...everything. This will never change.

Yesterday, my Mom asks if she can quickly use my car to pop in at the shops. Sure no problem. The first thing that goes through my mind, is that I am low on petrol, not empty, just low. But I know what is going to happen...it will be the first thing she mentions when she gets back.

As true as Bob, the first thing my Mom shouts as she arrives home...
Mom: "Thanks love....do you know you need petrol?"
Me: "No problem...yes I do."
Mom: " Do you have money for petrol?"
Me: "Yes Mom, I do"
Mom: "Are you sure?"
Me "Yes, Mom."

One hour later, on the way to spend our Sunday at the zoo...
Mom: "Hayley, please don't forget to fill up with petrol."
Me: '"Yes, Mom"

Half an hour later...still on our way to the zoo...
Mom: " Hayley, you won't forget to fill up with petrol?"
Me: "Seriously Mom, how can I forget to fill up with petrol..."
Mom: "Yes, but..."
Me: "The darn car bings every time I get in, the red light on the dash is in my face, the car even tells me how many km's I have left to drive, there is NO way I cannot remember how to fill up with petrol!"
Mom: " I know, but I am just worried that..."
Me: "In the fifteen years I have been driving I have never run out of petrol Mom?. I wont forget!"
Mom: "Okay...sorry"

Yes, I know, I am terrible. I was a bit mean, especially the way I said it.

What did I hear as I was leaving this morning, just as before I shut the front door?
A little voice from the other room..."Don't forget to fill up with petrol."
...I just closed the door.

Oh Mom, I do love you, but you worry far too much....but I am grateful you do...even though it drives me bonkers.

18 comments:

allie said...

:-)
This post may come back to haunt you one day when you have big kids!!

We have to try hard to remember NOT say stuff like your MOm says to you.

It aint easy!

Anonymous said...

Hi Hayley Glad to see you put petrol in the car. Love you lots!! Mom

Heather Nicole said...

too cute :)

Keith said...

I read the frst paragraph and knew where this post was heading. I've been through it- more than once.

Watson World said...

Ah yes!! This all sounds so familiar.. I agree with Allie though, you will one day too become a worry wart when you have babies of your own :o) I see/hear my mother in me EVERY SINGLE DAY!! Yikes!!

Jeanette said...

Hehe that's too funny!

jenn said...

Haha. I always feel like my mom is treating me like a child. I try not to be mean, but it's annoying. Like when she's in town for the weekend and I'm leaving she'll ask where I'm going and with who. I've started telling her my boyfriend and it's a secret where. Obviously I don't have a boyfriend, but I don't know why I need to tell her where I'm at all the time. I'm 28! Oh, and she tells me I should go to bed too. Seriously! Haha. I guess it's hard to stop being the mom.

The Running Golfer said...

Ummmm, you have run out of petrol before....

jacki janse van rensburg said...

please remember to petrol in your car....

Janet said...

Hahaha! I can hear myself doing that all the time with Stacey - mind you ... .... she has done it to me a few times!

Being Brazen said...

your mom sounds like such a worry wart - but hey, its sooo cute that she cares alot :)

Kitty Cat said...

That was funny. Typical mom. My car also beeps and flashes so I can't forget.

David Richardson said...

Thanks goodness for moms. They may drive us nuts from time to time, but there is NOTHING ON EARTH like their love.

I enjoyed this, Hayley. :)

6000 said...

Maybe she just wants you to fill up before the pric rise next week.

Save you a few Rand... Good old Mum...

Sally J_wife of Space J said...

Sorry my friend - am going to have to side with your mom and Faf ... you have run out of petrol before....

Hayley said...

Hey whose side are you on Sal

Emma said...

Lol, whenever I left the house, my mum used to ask me, without fail, whether I had my raincoat with me! I think she realised once I turned 18 that I was old enough to make the raincoat judgement for myself!

A New England Life said...

LOL! Oh gosh, that's too funny. Anonymous (Mom) ... lol, again!

My mom drives me nutty too but for different reasons. She certainly doesn't harp on me like your mom, who does need to chill a bit. If you were to run out of petrol then at least she could say, "I told you to buy some petrol! You never listen dear"

That's okay, I'm sure I make my girls nutty too.

Sharon : )