April 7, 2009

A change in tone

For awhile, my mom had a habit of texting me with, "What r u doing?" This irritated the hell out of me.

I made a little game out of thinking up things to say to her in response to that--stuff like, "Chewing off my arm to try to escape from this bear trap," or "Belching the alphabet," or "Trying to find out who my baby daddy is." She never acknowledged my efforts.

Lately, her texts have changed. I think that since my grandpa died she must be feeling her mortality. Now she texts things like, "I love u so very much. Never doubt that," and "I miss u every single day."

If we were close, this would be one thing. We are not. And I am speechless when she sends these texts. I am without witty comebacks.

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