Despite what the teenager might think I do not exist to embarrass her. I only take advantage of it when it produces such utterances as “they look like snuggling maggots.” My sweet non nature loving almost 14-year-old, thinks my obsession with seed pods is weird. For her entire life I have been attempting to convince her of the beauty and awesomeness of seeds. Well it hasn’t worked yet.
Today as we were driving along a very busy road I pulled over and told her to jump out and grab three of the gigantic seed pods lying about on the ground.
Her: MOOOOMMMMMM! do you have any idea how stupid I am gonna look!
Me: Well then make it fast and make sure they aren’t rotted out.
Her: Mom you are sooo weird!
Innocent bystander: Yea I was just thinking that those things are crazy weird.
Her: I was talking about my mom.
Me: (laughing hysterically)
When she gets back in the car she is laughing with me.
Her: But I still think your weird.
Meanwhile, on the rest of the drive home I listen as she tells me of her day. Pretty much standard day, with a few teacher anecdotes, she had me laughing so hard I almost forgot about my gigantic seed pods. She is still entertaining me as we sit in the driveway so I pull out my seed pod. I am enthralled.
Me: feel it.
Me: oh my gosh smell it. It smells so good.
Her: ewwwe no. look at this funny picture.
Me: That’s a good one, send that one to Uncle Will.
Her: I’ll send it to him on one condition.
Her: That you never make me smell your snuggling maggots.
Me: It does looks like snuggling maggots.
Her: Oh No mom are you totally gonna blog about this?
Me: Yes dear, yes I am.
LOOK how big they are and lime green.
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