No one expects…

Another Tesco trip, this time with my daughter as well as mum.

Mum: So, will you remember to order one of they nighties from Markies for me?

Me: Yes, Mum. I’ll do it tonight.

Mum: I’ve got loads of pyjamas, but I don’t like them as much. I don’t like feeling anything between my legs in bed at night.

Me & Claire:…

***

Mum: I need to defrost my fridge. It’s all icy.

Me: You know, mum, that if you put all your frozen stuff in a clean bin bag and then wrap it in your duvet, it’ll help keep it cold so you can get the defrost done and not lose all your food.

Mum: My duvet?

Me: Yes, your duvet. It’ll act like a thermos flask – keep stuff cool or hot.

Mum: But I’ll want to go to bed.

Me & Claire: …

***

copyright of Annette S Thomson

Claire: Gran, what would you do if I turned into a bee?

Mum: *thinks for a bit* I’d get you out of your bad habits. Hahaha – I bet you didn’t expect that!

Me: *muttering* No, Mum. No one ever expects you or the Spanish Inquisition.

Claire: Gran, what bad habits? Stinging or just being stripy?

Mum: …

 

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23 Comments

  1. Margot Kinberg
    Jul 23, 2012

    Nettie – Oh, these are absolutely priceless! Especially the first one. Just too much!

  2. Abi Burlingham
    Jul 23, 2012

    Ha ha! Your dort sounds like she’s heading your mum’s way, with you sandwiched in the middle. You have so much sitcom material on your hands, Nettie, it’s untrue. Love the defrost tip too – mine needs doing – never thought of the duvet thing before!

    • Annette
      Jul 23, 2012

      Shhh! Don’t tell her that!
      And it was a neighbour of mine who gave me the duvet tip so glad to pass it on 🙂
      Nxxx

  3. cameronlawton
    Jul 23, 2012

    She is wonderful – thanks so much for sharing your Mum’s tales xxx

  4. Robin
    Jul 23, 2012

    I always expect the Spanish Inquisition!

    • Annette
      Jul 23, 2012

      You are a very wise and prepared woman. xxx

  5. God love her – I am thinking that you are your mother’s daughter. Perhaps her tongue in cheek responses are a bit of a giggle for her or at least I’d like to think so.

    I remember my crafty auntie asking my brother-in-law, Peter, at a wedding “Would you pass the salt (dramatic pause) Peter?”

    • Annette
      Jul 23, 2012

      Haha – I’m afraid she is oblivious to her comedic abilities. And I think I love your auntie too x

  6. lisashambrook
    Jul 23, 2012

    Oh, you’ve just brightened my day, soooo much!

  7. lisashambrook
    Jul 23, 2012

    You’ve just brightened up my day, soooo much!

    • Annette
      Jul 23, 2012

      I’m glad my suffering is not in vain!
      ~;0)
      Nx

  8. Haha, Nettie! Hope you’ve ordered the nightie! x

  9. kez
    Jul 23, 2012

    Thanks for the smiles have missed your exploits x x x

  10. Philip C James
    Jul 23, 2012

    She’s your Muse and Inspiration…

    • Annette
      Jul 23, 2012

      Yes, but inspiration for what…? I’m hoping a sit-com at some point in the future.
      ~;0)
      Nx

  11. I love coming here for a good laugh. My MIL used to call every man “a right character ” not in a good way, we always laughed she even called the Dr that. We still use that phrase in jest today.

    • Annette
      Aug 3, 2012

      Thanks for that, Anne. Always glad to help raise a smile 🙂

  12. joskehan
    Dec 18, 2012

    Nettie these are the makings of an excellent situation comedy for TV!! Love it. xx

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