I think we all know by now that I tend to exaggerate quite a lot, and my mom will certainly attest to this… seeing how I made her out to be a closet alcoholic and all when I was 5. Yeah. Maybe not mini-Chinie’s finest moment. My poor mom. I saw her have ONE drink…
And for some bizarre reason my five year old brain processed this scene and filed it as SUPER COOL. So cool, in fact, that I felt the need to brag about it to a bunch of her friends when she least expected it.
Mortifying. Well, for her, of course. Hilarious for me! Even ‘til today, almost 40 years later! It’s like my favorite family joke.
It’s extra funny because my mom really doesn’t drink much at all. I mean she’ll have wine with a meal and stuff like that, but I’m pretty sure she can finger-count the number of times she actually got drunk in her life.
So Mom = Alcoholic (and sometimes even Bootlegger) never gets old, as far as I’m concerned. She doesn’t even have to actually be drinking, it’s enough that she’s photographed near some form of alcohol.
Hilarious, I tell you. (Again, for me. For her, probably not so much).
Anyway my friend DJ posted this link today to a Bored Panda article showing the 40 worst book covers and titles ever, and OMG. I found my mom’s revenge.
Here you go, Mom. Feel free to hit me with this every time I try to out you again. :)
Oh, and relax — it’s not a real book. Cheers! :)