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I really want to study abroad in Australia next fall. My mom acts like she doesn’t really want me to go. I think its mainly for two reasons. 1. She’s going to miss me. 2. It makes her nervous that I’m going to be so far away.
So now, I joke around with my mom about it all the time. I tell her I promise not to get killed by any sharks, and that I won’t bungee jump off the sydney harbor bridge, and other stuff like that just to mess with her. Whenever there is even the slightest opportunity in any conversation to mention australia, i do every time. She in turn, tries to give me reasons to stay home.
At one point, I came across an “information for parents” section on my study abroad program’s website. I added other details to it, then printed it out. I cut a nice zig-zag pattern around the edge of the paper, went highlighter crazy all over it to make it really stand out, and then hung it on my fridge.
When I came home later it was gone. My mom said she saw it and she got rid of it. “You threw it out?” I said, laughing. “No, I recycled it.” she said.
That was about five months ago. Then the other day, my mom said something to me about pinking shears. I had no clue what pinking shears were. She told me they were the scissors that cut a fancy zig-zag edge, and that i should know, because I used them on the study abroad note that i left her on the fridge. I assured her that although I did make a nice design on the, I certainly did not use pinking shears. She disagreed.
Then yesterday she said to me that someone suggested that if your child is studying abroad, the parents should make sure that they have an updated passport. I said “yeah, I know. They recommend that just in case anything happens, and also just to make the parents feel better. You would know that if you read the pretty note I left you that one day!” She then argued that recommendations about parent passports was not included in my note.
Today, she said, “By the way, you were definitely wrong. I checked, you forgot to add the part about parent passports to your note. …However, I guess you really didn’t use pinking shears”
It was weird, but I just got a big smile on my face. I know my mom well enough to know that she wouldn’t have thrown out my note with out at least skimming through it once. But I just love knowing that not only did she read it once, but acutally, she kept it. And went back and read it again yesterday. :)
I realize this is a really long story, but it just made me happy!