Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day - South Asian Edition

1999
Me: Happy mother’s day! *hands over a bunch of flowers*
Mom: Thank you dear. They are lovely. But you know what would make me happier? You learning to cook something decent so I don’t have to slave over the bloody stove all day long!
Me: Keep dreaming!
Mom: *SMACK*

2010
Me: Happy mother’s day! *hands over a bunch of flowers and snacks*
Mom: Thank you dear. This is lovely. But you know what would me happier? You settling down with a nice man and giving me some grandbabies so I have something to live for in my old age!
Me: I don’t have to settle down with a nice boy to give you grandbabies Ma!
Mom: *SMACK*

Happy mother’s day to everyone :)

8 comments:

Grumpy, M.D. said...

And to your Mom, too.

Children are not the ultimate goal. Maybe your Mom needs a hobby.

A NURSE said...

I concur. (hahaha-always wanted to use that!)
I have never had children and at age 55, I would say I am happier than most of my colleagues.... ;)

StorytellERdoc said...

Maha...

This post cracked me up. A mother's love is so secure that they can get away with such "smacks". I hope it was a good day for you both, nonetheless..

Jim

Neko said...

Lol! I'm South Asian too, and I know exactly what you're talking about! At least I live far from my parents, so I don't get the *smack* you describe. Instead I get the "why are you wasting time with cats? You should have babies".
They don't seem to realize that kids aren't for everyone.

RehabNurse said...

Maha:

Ah, the old "you need kids crap". Well, I have one and I get the "can't just have one" crap now.

Hello, have you looked at the stats for older mothers lately? I don't like my odds of complications, thank you!

Jackie said...

Something never change.....

xx
Jaxs

torontoemerg said...

That is very funny --- my own mom with much the same --- either about the food or the grandchildren.

And I bet she's a fabulous cook!

Val said...

Next Mother's Day, give her a pair of nice padded gloves so that when she smacks you it won't hurt!
;)