Where We’re Going We Don’t Need Roads

June 15, 2009

Satsuki || Brighton
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I was driving my mum and I home after a day out, and I was going a little faster than I perhaps should be. She glanced over to the speed guage, which happened to be 88mph.

Mum – Slow down; what happens if you hit the wire with the connecting hook at the precise instant the lightning strikes the tower?

To my shame she had to explain that she was quoting Doc Brown. My mum is cooler than I am!

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see also: LoTR Mother, Star Wars Mother

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The One (Wedding) Ring

June 12, 2009

Alia || Aus
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My niece was sitting on my mum’s lap, playing with her rings. She took each one off, modelled  it herself, then put it back on, until she reached my mum’s wedding ring.

Mum – You can’t take that one off, baby.

My niece – Why?

Mum – Because it’s … my precious!

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see also: Star Wars Mother


Take That Like Exotic Fruit

June 9, 2009

Tammy || Bristol
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My mum calls herself a Take That fan, and I heard herself singing this in the kitchen about a month ago

Mum – We like papaya! Your love is my only desire! We like papaya!

When I asked her what she thought she was singing, it turns out she’d originally thought the lyrics we ‘Relight my fire’, ie, the correct lyrics, but my dad had convinced her otherwise.

My dad is awesome.


Watch Your Mouth, Kid

June 2, 2009

Dan || Sidcup
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My sister just got off the phone with her boyfriend and stormed upstairs. My mum and I were sitting in the lounge.

Me – I’ve got a baaaaad feeling about this.

Mum – I find your lack of faith disturbing.