Doesn’t Listen To My Voice

| USA | Related | March 19, 2012

(My mom calls me on my cell phone, and as I’m not available, it goes to voicemail. She leaves me a message.)

Mom: “Hello? Are you there? Pick up… hello? Hello? Well, I guess you’re not at home. It’s Mom, give me a call.”

(Later, I call her back.)

Me: “Mom, you know, when you call my cell phone, if I don’t answer, it goes to voicemail, not an answering machine.”

Mom: “So?”

Me: “So, when you’re leaving a message, I can’t hear you. Because it’s voicemail.”

Mom: “Why can’t you hear me?”

Me: “Because… it’s… voicemail.”

Mom: “Oh. I’ll just talk louder, then!”

Weekend Roundup: Grandmothers Gone Wild

, | Not Always Related | Related | March 18, 2012

Grandmothers Gone Wild! This week, we share five stories that show grandmas still have plenty of gas in the tank!

  1. Quiet In A Flash:
    When mom fails to keep her little girl quiet, a grandmother proves she’s still good for a “flash” of parenting inspiration.
  2. Ah, Grandmothers:
    Act like a child around grandmother, and she’ll act like a child right back!
  3. Don’t Let Grandma Give You A Puck On The Cheeks:
    Behind every raucous hockey player brawl is a bloodthirsty grandmother egging them on.
  4. It’s Just Water Under The Fridge:
    Having kids: been there, done that, don’t care.
  5. Grandma’s Secret Ingredient:
    We always wondered why grandma would never tell us what was in her special sauce. Now we know why…

PS: check out our new Extras section, with pictures, videos, and news galore!

Hate You In The Hair-after, Too

| The Netherlands | Related | March 18, 2012

(I have a young son. For the past few minutes, he has been refusing to wash his hair.)

Son: “Nooo! I hate you forever!”

Me: “Well, then…it doesn’t matter anymore if I’m going to wash your hair or not, does it?”

Son: *speechless*

No Sea To See

| Taipei, Taiwan | Related | March 18, 2012

(I’ve just been on a trip to China and Taiwan. I flew to Beijing, took a train to Shanghai, and flew to Taipei. This conversation takes place when calling my mum from Taipei.)

Mum: “That was so fast! I expected 8 hours.”

Me: “I took a plane.”

Mum: “I thought you were taking the train.”

Me: “Only from Beijing to Shanghai. How do you take a train across the ocean?”

Mum: “What ocean?”

Weekend Roundup: Grandmothers Gone Wild

, | Not Always Related | Related | March 18, 2012

Grandmothers Gone Wild! This week, we share five stories that show grandmas still have plenty of gas in the tank!

  1. Quiet In A Flash:
    When mom fails to keep her little girl quiet, a grandmother proves she’s still good for a “flash” of parenting inspiration.
  2. Ah, Grandmothers:
    Act like a child around grandmother, and she’ll act like a child right back!
  3. Don’t Let Grandma Give You A Puck On The Cheeks:
    Behind every raucous hockey player brawl is a bloodthirsty grandmother egging them on.
  4. It’s Just Water Under The Fridge:
    Having kids: been there, done that, don’t care.
  5. Grandma’s Secret Ingredient:
    We always wondered why grandma would never tell us what was in her special sauce. Now we know why…

PS: check out our new Extras section, with pictures, videos, and news galore!

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