Time waits for no one…
Procrastination and I were once best buds. We’d hold hands preventing me from moving one step forward, relishing in the here and now and not getting what needs to be done, done. I’d bitched to mom about the consequence of not getting it done and she’d sing song, “Time waits for no one. It passes you by and it goes on forever like the sun in the sky”. Annoyed with her singing I would repeat the song and insert the “sun in the sky” with “a bird in the sky”. Mom replied with, “Birds don’t fly forever” and we would lapse into back and forth retorts ending with hysterical laughter.
Faith move mountains…
“My second interview with them, do you think I’ll get it?”, me to mom.
“Que será, será…”, mom to me.
“What!?, me to mom.
“Faith move mountains”, mom to me.
“You mean Faith moves mountains”, me to mom.
“No. Faith move mountains”, mom to me.
***Me-throws eyes up to the sky while leaving the room
Elenita or Boobie
Almost everyone in this family has a nickname.
Tub of Lard
Just plain ole Elena from most in the family and those ‘most’ not even pronouncing it correctly. (Thank you, my uncle, for naming me after Tia Peggy’s middle name!).
Not mom, my mom.
I was “Elenita” and most especially when she was so happy with me, “Boobie”.
Boobie, to me, means love, a mother’s love, unique and so only bestowed to the child mom truly loves, her undisclosed favourite.
I am/was my mom’s favourite and no shame in that.
Not all have a blessed mom for whatever reasons and,
You know what?…
That’s more than okay as you don’t need a maternal figure to get that special feeling or nickname from: some fathers, friends, uncles, aunts, cousins-relationships period- that make you feel so special, unique and loved for who you are.
If there is no one for you, I will be that someone for you!!!!
(As being alone right now with no mom or support from family, I know, cannot always be so good).