My friend had to explain to my mom that she talks differently to her little sister than ways that my mom would understand. Here’s what happened. They were at our house and we were just playing around and Jacki’es little sister was there because she had to watch her. THEN, we found the shattered perfume bottle tried to be hidden in the closet and asked her why she did it (we know it was her). Jackie tries to be nice and all and in meantime mom and her stupid neighbor get there to pick up some more things for the brunch. So we’re questioning Margo and she obviously lying and Jackie says to her “SEE- this is how you get the shit beat out of you.” in a real man way. Finally Margo confesses and we clean it up and my mom was listening at the steps and called up in the room. She says, “Jackie, as a parent, I am very concerned, it sounds like you beat really beat your sister, if so, this is not ok. She is considerably younger than you and cannot protect hersrlf and that is ABUSE.” So I start laughing and can’t stop ROLLING and Jackie looks really confused and that makes it even funnier. “Mrs O. I don’t know what you mean, that’s how we talk to each other. That’s how my mom and dad talks to me. Except worse. It don’t mean I actually DO it. Or would do it… it’s how we talk.” And my mom’s like yeah well but you said That’s How you get” and Jackie was like yeah it’s the same as saying “That’s how you WILL get” but we don’t say Will like you guys do. Oh. My mom says.
Then she goes, “But don’t you think that will hurt her self-esteem or scare the living beejezus out of her, I mean, she’s just a kid for God’s sake.” Then Jackie says Mrs O. then you don’t know <Margo, she can be a tanzmanian and I will beat the living shit out of her… but not really. That’s just how we talk, I mean, communicate. Then my mom goes on and on about self-esteem and I start to get sleepy and hungry and I can tell Jackie kinda spaces out after a while but finally they both agree that she’ll try not to threaten Margo’s very life next time and try OPEN communication systems or something like that. (but I think she’s still gonna say she”ll beat the shit outta her) LOL
My mom is great. Corny sometimes, but really, really great.