Friday, February 8

The "It" Girl



Let me tell you a story my mom told me. While mom was in the hospital, an older nurse with a sour look on her face came into her room and announced she was going to give mom a sponge bath. She wrapped a washrag around her hand, jerked my mom's head back, and started scrubbing her face. My mom started laughing and couldn't stop. The nurse tossed the washrag down and asked my mother, "What's so funny?" Between fits of laughter my mom says, "You're the most hateful woman I've ever met." For the rest of her stay in the hospital, that nurse came to her room and the two of them talked like old friends.

Okay folks, I've seen her do things like this before. She could be sitting in a crowded room, and before you know it, she's got everyone's attention. It's not something she does on purpose. People are just drawn to her.  She's the epitome of an extrovert. She can make the worst sourpuss in the world laugh. She has "It". Sometimes I wonder if I'm adopted.

I'm an introvert. It's why I enjoy dreaming and writing so much. I love getting lost in another world. A trait I got from my dad. But he can be hilarious once he gets to know you.

I'm a fan of the underdog. I wanted the phantom to get the girl in Phantom of the Opera. Even when I wasn't the underdog, that's who I related to. In junior high, I was a cheerleader. I dated a basketball player. And I hung out with the not so popular kids. Why? Because they were real friends. We didn't talk behind each others backs, or steal boyfriends. Back then, that's who the "It" girls were. And I refused to be one of them.

As an adult, the "It" girls are women like my mom. Women that sparkle and shine. Makes you want to hang out with her. I'm lucky. I get to do that whenever I want.

BTW, the picture is me and mom. The pic was her idea. I love her! Dad, don't feel slighted. I love you bunches too! Besides, you already got your blog.

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  1. Your mom is a special person, a treasure. And ladies? Are those jammies you're wearing? How cute and what fun.

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    1. Yep,those are jammies! This was taken Christmas morning. She and dad spent the night with us.

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  2. Great PJs. My mother-in-law is like that and my husband as well. Me I'm great one on one, but get me in a crowd of people I don't know and I freeze.

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    1. I'm the same way! I can't for the life of me figure out mom does it.

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  3. What a great post, and I want to hang out with your mom, too! I'm like you, Ella--great one-on-one, not so great otherwise.

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    1. I love hanging out with her. She has some great stories!

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  4. what a wonderful tribute to your mom, Shawn! She sounds amazing - and exactly the kind of woman I want to be when I grow up. I'm always too nervous around new people to be myself...but once I get comfortable, I'm good. PS: Great PJs!

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    1. As soon as we both got on our pj's she wanted to take a pic.

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  5. My mom is like that--people just instantly love her. I'll run into old friends and they invariable ask about my mom and say, "I just love your mom". I think that's a wonderful attribute and hope my daughters will have friends say that about me someday. LOL.

    Love the jammies--I can never wear those because I'm too short, they'd just flop around.

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    1. These were my favorite Christmas gift three years ago!

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  6. Your mom sounds wonderful! Wish mine was like that!

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