When I think of my mom, I think of two separate songs. One is "Return to Pooh Corner", mostly because she still makes fun of me because it took me until my twenties to realize it was about Winnie the Pooh. The other song is "The Best Day" by Taylor Swift. Yes, I am one of the Taylor Swift fans and I probably always will be. I remember listening to it the first time and thinking, awww that is just too cute.
My mom is my twin and my trampoline. When I fall, she shoots me back up again. That is totally how she would want to be remembered. She has let me take weird adventures and let me make excuses for bad habits because, quite frankly, we both have them. I talk to her every day. We finish each others sentences and we know exactly what we would order at different restaurants. For the record, it would be catfish most places. If it is McDonalds, she wants a cheeseburger with only ketchup and onions.
We don't fight very often, but when we do, we don't stay mad for long because I don't think either of us could go very long without talking to each other. For her birthday this year, I went to one of our favorite clothing stores, New York and Company, to get her a new top. I walked around for a half hour and kept putting things away. Later that day, I gave her the shirt, but I was still hesitating because I really liked the one I had before I checked out. She picked that original shirt to buy before we left.
We complain about each other, but at the end of the day, we can't live without each other. I get mad when she keeps working too hard and her pain gets worse and she gets mad when I put work before myself. I guess I learned it honestly.
Excerpt from "The Best Day" by Taylor Swift
There is a video I found
From back when I was three
You set up a paint set in the kitchen
And you're talking to me
It's the age of princesses and pirate ships
And the seven dwarfs
And Daddy's smart
And you're the prettiest lady in the whole wide world
And now I know why the all the trees change in the fall
I know you were on my side
Even when I was wrong
And I love you for giving me your eyes
Staying back and watching me shine