Friday, May 8, 2009

Quirks Passed Down From Mom

Mother's Day is this weekend and I received an email from The Parent Bloggers Network to do a blog blast post about Hand-Me-Downs from Mom. I'm going to tell you a few quirks my mom handed down to me.

I have a few fears from my mom. I remember going on family vacations when I was growing up. One year we went the Grand Canyon and my mom did not want us kids to go to close to the edges. She did this for our safety and because mom is afraid of heights. I thought it was funny when we would have to hold mom's hand when walking on a bridge or waiting in line for a roller coaster.

I too have her fear of heights. If someone asked me to go hiking up a hill, I'd kindly decline the offer. I'll walk on bridges, but I have to stay toward the inner part of the walk way. My heart sometimes speeds up when I have to climb the ladder to change a light bulb.

Another fear I have that mom passed down is of scary movies. My mom told me that when I was little we would go to the drive-ins and watch scary movies. When a scary part came on, she would jump or scream then put a blanket in front of me so I couldn't see the scary part. My husband laughs at me when I say I want to watch a scary movie with him and bring a pillow with me when we watch. When the suspense music comes on I grab the pillow and look towards him instead of watching the scary part.

My worst handed down fear is the fear of spiders. My mom came down for a visit a few months ago and we were watching a show that had spiders in it. There was a part where a spider jumped onto some one's hand on the show and both my mom and I jumped in our seats.

I've got to love my mom. She is the sweetest woman I know even with her funny fear that have been handed down to me.

Happy Mother's Day to all us Moms !

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Let's chat about your quirky hand me down.

1 comment:

Stephanie, Mama Dramatist said...


With us, it's not just one thing; it's the package:

Yeah, I'd guess my mother and I are just two fine specimens of extreme quirkdom!

(Dig your post, BTW!)