Mom’s Short Takes are an ever changing collection of mom’s take on life, precisely as she sees it on any given day or moment. You’ll find them on the right side bar of the blog.
They are quick reads and you’ll discover they are often worth sharing!
Here’s Mom’s Short Take from this morning when I was walking her to the car. She was loving the day, the sun, the clouds and the cacophony of sounds the birds always bring her way.
I stopped and pointed to a huge old oak tree and said, “That’s a giant tree isn’t it, mom? And it’s been around just going and growing a whole lot longer than either of us have.”
She looked at it, covering her eyes from the glare of the sun and said in an almost spiritual way, “It surely has, son.” And as she looked all the way to the top she added, “I wonder what can go all the way up there? I mean all the way to the top of that big old tree!”
For whatever reason, I said, “Monkeys!”
She didn’t laugh or crack a smile (like I was doing). She just nodded and said, “You’re right on that one. Monkeys could do it.”
Later, as I was driving mom to her adult daycare (that I call Mom’s Magic Kingdom), mom said, out of the blue, “You know what I want for Christmas?”
“Nope,” I responded, only half listening.
“Monkeys. That’s all I want. Monkeys.”
Stay tuned! There are always more Mom’s Short Takes where this one came from.