Aug 10, 2010

weekend wrap-up: mom time.

i know its tuesday, but i have to write about the weekend.
the arcade fire show on friday night was amazing and i fell in love with regine, player of accordian, singer, marcher, streamer waver, and wearing the most darling dress i've ever seen. yes i have a crush.
saturday is where i want to get with this post. mom came up saturday morning to check out capitol hill, see our apartment and go on some adventures with us. i thought - oh, it would be nice to spend a lazy day on capitol hill, taking mom to some gardens and brunch, and just walk around the neighborhoods. here is what it turned into.
when mom got to our apartment, we sat around for an hour or so talking, then realized it was getting late and we had to get on the road for our first destination: kenilworth aquatic gardens in anacostia. (we had to hurry because we had the open house to attend at the apartment with horrible land lady dot blogspot). we got lost on the way there and ended up driving around scarier parts of anacostia with my mom pretending to be cool with it and shouting encouraging words to me to help me not be stressed but TOO late! i was really stressed and everyone is yelling at each other and we are lost. we finally find our way there, and after walking around for a bit looking at the beautiful lotus flowers, i tell my mom to put her hand next to a big leaf so i can take a picture of how BIG the leaves are. sure, my mom says. she walks over and not realizing that the lotus flowers are growing out of a pond, starts sliding and SINKING into the mud bog!! she's screaming "help me!" and i'm throwing things up in the air to run over and pull her out of the bog. luckily, she only got her foot really muddy and part of her shorts, but oh my goodness i felt horrible!! she was a really good sport about it, so we moved onto the next activity: open house. that was fine, but my mom had to wait around while we filled out paperwork - not so fun.
after the open house - we made her wait for 40 minutes for brunch at Teds Bulletin! Yum, but a long wait. we killed the wait time with a poptart and watched the wizard of oz on their old school TV.
then i had promised to take mom on a tour of capitol hill and check out some open houses. i had printed off the open house listings and we started walking around to see some of the glamorous $1.3 million dollar homes on the hill. and wouldn't you know it, open houses are on SUNDAY, not saturday.

after that we pretty much gave up - got some free samples at eastern market, and then headed back to my apartment. i helped her create a resume and we did speed typing tests which was hilarious.

then mom left and she later told me she spent 1 1/2 hours getting 2 miles on 395, and it took her over 2 hours to get home.


so we totally understand if mom never wants to visit again. we took her to the ghetto, made her fall into a swamp, made her wait 40 minutes to eat brunch, and then she had to sit in traffic for 90 minutes. mom - next time i swear we will go to georgetown and i will take you to only nice places and keep my adventures for myself. ha.

sorry for the long post, but i wanted to document this story for memories sake and also make sure my sisters read it. you guys win again.


mj said...

sounds like you have a cute mom.

p.s., we got our daughter's name from your girl crush (well, middle name)

Laura K said...

haha. swamp mom.

mike said...

Is the only way you think you can keep mom around is by sticking her in the mud? Really she does love you. You're the one she gets to call "crazy"