For those of you who have been following this blog so far, you may have noticed that my lovely mother has been commenting on some of the posts.
At first I was hesitant to “approve” her comment on one post in fear that she would expose us as the crazies that we are, but then in the end, I thought “what the heck!?” This is my life – and I’m sharing it with you :p
My mother is an amazing woman. She’s always smiling, laughing, light-hearted and warm. Nothing fazes her. Nothing really gets to her. She’s always zen.
I dont know about you, but I would LOVE to be this way! Personally, I have days when I’m super hyper, incredibly grumpy (that’s when my friends call me “Shrumpy” instead of “Sheena”), crazy excited and randomly in a slump. But nope – not my mother.
So as mothers do, my mom tries to pass on her wisdom to me. Her latest lectures have even led to the development of a character whom she loves to bring up all the time. His name is Mr. Chip.
According to my mom, Mr. Chip is this little dude on your shoulder (see where it comes from? “Chip on your shoulder”??) who is constantly whispering negative things in your ear and trying to put you down to see if you can overcome his taunts and remain positive. Apparently I let him win too often cuz she now brings him up ALL THE TIME!
She tells me to tell Mr. Chip to shut up if he tries to make me sleep in 5 more mins, or if he tells me I’m not good enough or I can’t do something. She once sent me a random message, out of nowhere, saying “Mr. Chip is always present. Beware of him. You just have to control Mr. Chip and now allow him to control you.”
*insert eye-rolling emoticon here*
The thing is, as irritating as this whole Mr. Chip thing is, every single time my mom brings him up, I laugh so hard that I forget about the bad mood, or negative voice, or whatever it is that’s getting me down and I just feel so grateful and thankful to God for giving me such a crazy but loving and wonderful mother.
My mom is pretty smart so I sometimes wonder if this actually is her tactic or if she really believes in Mr. Chip.
Either way, her mission is always accomplished.
Click here to see her PUBLIC POST on my blog regarding Mr. Chip… I was mortified at first, but then accepted that THIS is my reality :p