Girls Will Be Girls

Scene: Me holding on to mom’s arm and guiding her to her bathroom.

Mom: Where’s the light switch? I can’t find the light switch. It is way too dark in here. I am going to fall down.

Tom: Mom, I’ve got you. You are not going to fall down on my watch. Besides, you know exactly where that light switch is. You’ve been turning that thing on and off for over forty years.

Mom: I didn’t know I was that old.

Tom: Mom,  you are even older than that. Did you know you are close to one hundred years old!

Mom: Well, that is really something, isn’t it? I thought I was twenty-two.

About Tom Laughon

Tom Laughon (Pronounced Lawn) is President of Catch Your Limit, an organization whose sole purpose is to guide and grow leaders. His journey from lead singer in a rock-n-roll band, to a successful career in marketing & advertising to consultant, strategist, keynote speaker, facilitator, professor and writer is a fascinating one. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Tom and his team guide organizations, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies to national associations, to "catch their limit" in areas such as leadership development, creativity, innovation, teaming and transformational change. His commitment to "practice what he preaches" has made Catch Your Limit a petri dish for round-the-clock discovery and learning. The firm's brand reflects Tom's personal brand: Fun, Inspirational, Strategic & Hot!

5 responses »

  1. Liz Taylor Bagley

    Tom, I’m your “cousin” Liz (Taylor) Bagley (Michaux’s daughter). I just love these emails you share with us. I was Mom’s caregiver and I know how fun it can be. What joy I had w/her.

    If you think your mom would recognize, or know me somehow, please let me know. I’d love to visit her.

    Keep on sharing….I can just hear Helen in these funny musings. You surely did have two fun parents!


  2. Lissi Rabon (Helen's Grand Daugher)

    Hehehehe, I love it!


  3. My mom, at 89, says she is surprised when she looks in the mirror because she always feels 26 inside. Frankly, I know the feeling.


  4. 🙂 “I thought I was 22…” Somedays my inner 9 year old clashes with my outer 48 year old.

    wonderful post!



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