Wednesday, 15 April 2009

The World's Shortest Pillow Fight



I don't remember exactly what started the fight. Most likely I was reading late at night, and resisting instructions to turn off the light and go to sleep. And I suspect that my mum, after much negotiation, eventually put her foot down and said that I had to go to sleep now or I'd never get up for school.

I threw my pillow down the stairs at her and, unable to think of anything worse to say, shouted at her that she was "a wicked woman!"

(My insults were pretty much out of fairytales at that stage. I can't remember exactly how old I was... young enough to throw things in a tantrum, but old enough that I might reasonably have been expected to know worse expressions. Still, it was the best - or worst - I could think of under pressure.)

She kept my pillow.

I'm sure I screamed, and sobbed, and pleaded to get it back. Being a fairly bright kid, I probably said that I wouldn't be able to sleep without it, since sleeping was what she wanted me to do.

She kept it.

I cried a lot.

And I learnt to never, ever mess with my mum.

7 comments:

Diane said...

I like your mum. I'm often a wicked woman... apparently I was last night, as I got the cold shoulder this morning... it was a figurative pillow to the head. Sigh.

ladyfi said...

Great story - and great mom!

Chef E said...

Not sure you want to hear the one and only fight I ever got into with my 'mum', or as we say in the south 'momma'...it involved a trigger finger :)

Kazzy said...

You got that right... never mess with mum, ever. Funny little glimpse into you!

Holler said...

That is a very funny story! Your mum is a sharp woman to pay you back with your own medicine.

Cheryl said...

We must have the same mother.

Debbie said...

What a great mother! I bet that is not all you learned from her.

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