Thursday, July 28, 2011

My Other Mother

aka: MOM

So.. I have another mother. Not in a "I have two mommies" kind of way. Except it kind of is.

It all started about 11 years ago. I was dating my high school sweetheart. His mother is a wonderful woman. Being the wonderful woman that she was, she attended my high school sporting events and because of that she and my mom became fast friends. They were pretty good friends and vowed that no matter what happened between their children, they would still be friends.

Then her son and I broke up.

They were still friends. I hated her son. And her daughter (who hated me just as much, for the record!). But I still liked her. So she was a part of the family. When I grew up and moved away, my parents still joined her family on holidays, and she joined our family on vacations. And I totally ended up liking her children again. In fact, her daughter moved to DC and I get to have sleepovers with her like we're in middle school. Except we're all grown up and responsible and shiz.

Mommy and MOM remained best friends. They were there for each other through everything.. a divorce, a child's divorce, my grandmother falling ill, grandpa passing, and my dad passing. And plenty of happy times, too.

Once the dust settled after my dad passed away, Mommy just couldn't stand living alone (she had never done it, ladies. Can you imagine?!) and invited MOM to move in.

Now my two mommies live together.

And I sound like a weirdo when I begin telling a story about my moms. People take that way differently than it's intended,. Then I feel all awkward because I'm all like, "No! My mom has a roommate. Er.. housemate. Her bestie. My dad died and she moved in.. wait, they're not lesbians. Not that there's anything wrong with lesbians, but they aren't lesbians. They are just roommates who happen to be best friends."

It makes for a really awkward convo.

But yes, I'm Lori and I have two mommies. You should totally be jealz because moms are the best and I have two of them.


Jamie said...

Awww what a great post! That's so great y'all remained close and that she now lives with your mom!

Lil' Woman said...

That is awesome....isn't it weird how some relationships form and turn out.

Lori's Mom said...

Great post, Lori! And I'll admit that this new living arrangement has caused me to think about how to explain it. I never say Deb and I are "roommates" cuz that jut sounds awkward in my world, so I say "housemates." Now, though, I hear myself saying things like "our house", and I'm all awkward again . . .

'Course your old sweetheart just took the direct approach and introduced us as his "two moms" . . . yep, definitely caused a awkward moment for the moms!! : )


The Mrs. said...

Love your blog!! I think that is perfection. Sister wives! LOL

Caroline said...

Girl, when my parents split, I think my mom would have loved nothing more than if her bestie had moved in with her. They literally took every vacay possible together in these past 3 years versus taking people they were dating. Unconventional, yes. Hilarious- absolutely :) Love your 2 moms!

The Pink Putter said...

I think that is a fabulous idea. Good for them!

Ruthie said...

Love your post :-)
No need to explain,it's awesome to live with your best friends and it is even better to still like them after sharing a house =)