“I remember one afternoon, when I was still dating my husband Ryan, I was sitting on the couch in my parents’ house while my mom made a business call. My sister stood in the kitchen. Ryan slipped silently into the house, keeping his finger over his lips. I didn’t say a word as he grabbed my sister and screamed bloody-murder, and like a chain reaction, she screamed, and my poor mother, talking with a client, had a screaming conniption and had to explain to them what just happened. We always did like scaring each other in my family…” –Jessica Huber, OTW Contributor
“I remember the time my mother wanted to get back at my older brothers for being so mean to me. She waited for them to get settled in bed, snuck around to the patio door and scratched on the glass. It was amazing how fast my brothers jumped off the bunk beds and ran for the safety of mom and dad. I have never seen my mother laugh so hard as she did that night.” -Vicki Wilkin, Selma, CA
“This is an email that my mom sent to me when I was pregnant with Caleb. It pretty much sums up how funny she can be.
I do not see any problem eating kalbi marinated in rice wine. You can eat anything except coffee and a lot of wine or liquor . . . or marijuana, cocaine . . . or other toxic food. I hope you eat as much as you want (for baby, too) whatever you like . . . OKEE?
“When I was in high school, my mother volunteered to be on the public school line up for talking to teens about sex and abstinence in health class. I was horrified when I heard her referred to as ‘the sex mom’. She wore the title proudly and spared no details when presenting in my own classroom. She gave her testimony of being a virgin when she got married and having a wonderful and satisfying sex life years later with my father! There I was, a PRODUCT of this very truth?! Little did I know how much I would look up to her later as the friend everyone feels comfortable talking to about this topic. Way to go SEX MOM! ” –Noelle Ritter, OTW Contributor
“My 78 year old mother is visiting me in California from Montana this week. She says the funniest things . . . like, ‘It’s a myth that eating cookies before dinner spoils your appetite!’ Here’s a picture of her and me with milk moustaches at Christmas a few years ago.” -Lorrie Bridges (with mother Shirley Marks)
“My mum has always been one to encourage me to spread my wings and soar to adventure. I’ll never forget the day I told her, at 24 years old, I was thinking of traveling from my home in England to California for a few months. With a twinkle in her eye (as if she had a glimpse of my future) she replied, ‘I think that is a wonderful plan . . . you never know, you may well end up staying, and quite possibly your husband may be waiting there for you.’ And of course, in spectacular mummy fashion, she was indeed completely and utterly correct!” –Rachel Naramore, OTW Contributor