As a young person, I remember being embarrassed by my mother ALL the time. One time when I was in high school, we had bought a few things at the grocery store. The total was $19.74. She remarked, "Oh, that was a good year."
The bag boy was in my Spanish class. And he heard her say that!! Horrors!!
When Carrie and I were at BEA last year, I found myself talking to strangers, a lot. Not talking like "Oh, we're both at BEA, so you must be a bookseller, or reviewer, or librarian, and thus we can chitchat about that." No, more along the lines of something my mom would say to a total stranger in line at the restroom.
As I left the restroom after engaging in such a conversation, I told Carrie, "It's okay if you are embarrassed. I think I'm turning into my mother, and I was always embarrassed."
Today I was at the grocery store, and the woman behind me was loading up the conveyor belt with all sorts of delicious-looking cheeses, some shrimp, etc. It was obvious she was preparing for some great holiday entertaining. I held back my comment, "Looks good -- can I come over?" even though my sure-to-be-embarrassed tween was not with me.
So is it just me? Or have you turned into your mother as well??
how would you like Blythe Danner to be your mom? I guess that would make you and Gwyneth sisters. I interviewed Danner and several other members of the cast of Little Fockers in New York recently. Check out my interview with her where I reveal her secrets to being a good grandma.
I talked with cast newcomer Jessica Alba about being a mom and work/life balance.
I also interviewed the kids in the movie, who cracked me up. If you comment on that post you can enter to win a $50 Fandango gift card. In that introductory post, I shared my guilty pleasure at watching the movies (which are PG-13, but please don't take your 13-year-old to see them!!). This 3rd movie went back to the funny and touching storyline that the first one had (but they are a guilty pleasure -- I know I shouldn't be laughing at some of that stuff, but I can't help it).