I usually visit my mom every Sunday. Since my Dad died she doesn't have him to ask questions to when something on TV confuses her. Now that John O'Hurley isn't hosting Family Feud anymore, she's started watching a new game show, Baggage.
I've never seen the show but I hear alot about it and it always inspires random questions from my mom.
(Keep in mind English is her second language)
Mom: "Jo, what's a Kreuger?" (Yes, she calls me Jo, but not Joe"
Mom: "What's a KREUGER!!"
Me: "Um, someone's name I guess"
Mom: "No, it was on the Baggage."
Me: "I dunno. I have no idea what you're talking about."
Mom: "The Kreuger! Jerry Springer says she's a the Kreuger! What does that mean?"
Me: "Did he call her a cougar?"
Mom: "Eh, eh, that's it. What's a Kreuger?"
Me: "Cougar, Mom. Not Kreuger. That's a woman who dates men that are much younger than her. Like Carmela! (my older sister Cricket) You know how she goes for the guys in their 20s....even though she's in her 40s? THAT'S a cougar."
Carmela: "I'm not a cougar. A cougar is when an older woman goes after younger men. Those guys come after me, not vice versa. So I'm not a cougar"
Me: "You are sooooo a cougar."
Mom: "Have some more soup. Take some home for lunch tomorrow. I think you work too much. How bout a nice cuppa coffee?"
Shoulda taken the soup home! Live and learn. I think we'll make Conversations with Hannah a weekly thing, kinda like my visits with her. I tried to explain the blog to her, but she just doesn't get it. "You write about poker, so what?" says she!
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