My mom has never been what is known as the "cool" mom.
Oh she is amazing to me and my siblings and most of my friends love her too,
if you were going to compare her to say that super hip mom that one kid in high school had who let them do anything they wanted and was super laid back and just didn't give a care in the world...
That would not be my mom.
She doesn't drink, smoke, doesn't go on many wild and crazy adventures, is pretty strict and kind of a prude in a lot of ways, especially in the language that she chooses to use...
or rather NOT use.
For instance, my mom does not use foul language.
Neither do I for the most part, but from time to time you can hear my utter an occasional F-bomb or use the term for a female pooch to describe things (or people) who have less than stellar attitudes.
My mom does not do any of those things.
Even when people who are treating her bad enough to use those profanities on them, she refrains and keeps to her moral code.
This is one of the many things I love about her and poke fun at her about.
This is also why the other evening's conversation was that much more comical and priceless.
Let me set the scene:
It is a low-key Sunday (I think anyways) night.
The minions were in bed, and my loverman was doing something on the computer.
I was engaging in a delightful conversation with my mom about our current favorite show for the summer Big Brother.
(Do NOT even get me started on how horrible and shockingly
GREAT bad this season of it was.)
But I digress...
Anyways, my mom was relaying the play by play of the shows latest antics (because I have no cable I am behind on catching up online) and the current language that is being spoken in the house.
Out of nowhere.
This woman, who barely even uses the word crap on a bad day, utters a word that I have only used maybe 3 times in my entire life.
A word that MOST of society does not use, let alone a woman, because it is right up there with the WORST word you can call a woman, rather worst word you could say period.
If by now you have no idea what word I am referring too look up synonyms for the word vagina....
At first, I could not believe she said it with such abandon and without any pause or missing of a beat. She just kept right on talking.
Me: " Mom, did you just say what I think you said?"
Me: " Did you just say the C word?"
Mom: "What, C***?"
Me: "YES MOM!!!"
Mom: " I don't understand. What is wrong with that word?"
Me: "Mom, let me give you a little education lesson on what words NOT to say..."
After much informative Google searching on my husbands part, my moms eyes were opened to the impact and the level of atrociousness that is that word.
Needless to say, when I enlightened my mom she was shocked she even said it herself.
I thought life would return back to normal and my old-fashioned, 70's flowerchild, Carpenters loving mom would return and the Earth would rotate on it's axis properly once again.
I was sorely mistaken.
Not but a few minutes later, my mother uttered another C word that was another word the does not generally worm its way into normal everyday conversation.
A word that is used to describe a "happy" moment for a couple engaged in a
MIND BLOWN AGAIN!!!
I was yet again shocked and appalled.
Yet again, I had to enlighten my mom to the tasteless fashion the word usually is used for.
My mom's vocabulary was shortened that evening and her knowledge of what is appropriate to say lengthened. It was nice to be able to help her out as much as she helps me.
(let's just say I am extremely glad those words did not catch on in her daily conversation. I like my floppy hat wearing, daisy loving, Rebecca of Sunny brook Farm style of mom.)