We're quite the interesting pair.
Especially when we talk on the phone, and it's late at night, and we're both exhausted.
We start off having a normal conversation, but then we get off on tangents.
Tonight it was all about Spanish.
We were talking about finding a way to get my big stuff into a storage facility around here over the summer. Then, I got a bunch of texts that she had sent almost an hour before that didn't come because my reception sucks. One of them said, "Te quiero!"
Me: Mom, are you aware that 'te quiero' means 'I want you'?
Mom: Really? I thought 'te quiero' was 'I love you'.
Me: No, that would be 'te amo'.
Me: You're just lucky you sent that to me and not someone else.
Mom: Yeah. Yo no te quiero!
Me: Yo tampoco!
Then, she started saying random stuff in Spanish that I didn't completely catch because I was trying to watch Parenthood at the same time, but I thought I heard the word "infection."
Me: Did you say something about an infection?
Mom: No, I said 'te amo' is a sign of AFFECTION.
Me: Ohhhhhhhh. That makes so much more sense!
Ensue almost delirious giggling.
We are an impeccable team, I tell ya.
Also, quick note: My amazing friend Jess is giving away Meredith Andrews' latest CD. If you love Christian worship music, go enter the giveaway here!