A couple of weeks ago, Kristen over at Motherhood Uncensored wrote a post about being that mom.
"And then it hit me. I am that mom. The one I hate talking to on the phone because it’s clear that I don’t have her full attention for any part of our conversation."
I read her post and laughed because I know moms like that. You call up your best friend for some moral support after a fight with your hubby and end up feeling annoyed that she was yelling at her son the entire time.
Well Kristen, I'd like my membership card now, thank you very much!
Yesterday, I was on the phone with my mother and the conversation went something like this ...
Me: "Hi mom, what's going on?"
Her: "Nothing, just got back from the store."
Me: "Oh yeah, where'd you go?"
J: "Mommy, play with me?"
Me: "Hold on sweetie, I'm on the phone with Grandma. I'll play with you in one minute."
Me: "Sorry Ma, so where'd you go?"
J: "Mommy play with me please?"
Me: "One second sweetie."
Me: "Sorry, so you were saying ..."
Her: "Nothing, I just went to Anne Taylor for some ....
J: "Mommy play with me Pleeeeeease!"
Me: (in a stern voice) "I will play with you in one minute. I am on the phone!"
Her: "Do you want to call me back?"
Me: "No, it's okay. What did you get an Ann Klein?"
Her: "No, I went to Ann ...
J: "Mommy, I want to play puzzles."
Me: "JULIANNA, I AM ON THE PHONE!"
J: "Waaaaaaaaaaaaaa, Waaaaaaaaaaaa, Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Me: "Mom, Can I call you back?"
Now, I'm sure my mother has probably done the same thing. I mean, she had four kids for christ's sake. Still, it's frustrating when you're trying to have a conversation and this tiny person keeps interrupting and won't leave you alone.
I guess it's time for me to fess up and join the club.
Hello, My name is Stacy and I am That Mom!!!