Monday, August 13, 2007

Moms say the darndest things...

It's Peg's Birfday!!! (I won't tell you how old she is, but she is 1 year away from being really really old...)

In honor of my beloved mother, I wanted to share with you a few phrases that she still uses, that cause me to respond, my whole life, I don't understand this!

Ones she has used recently and quite often, "well bless your pointed head!" (What the %$#^ does that mean? I still don't know, but I use it in lessons and they look at me weird.

Another that I have used in class is how she explained kids that are fully grown up and "ready for life" or whatever "cooked."

I was talking to someone once and we decided we were going to go to hell, (for whatever we were complaining about at the time) and he replied, "Yeah- in a handbasket." I replied, "In a white handbasket. "Why white?"-- "I don't know- that is just something my mom always says!!"

Peg: "I love every color as long as it's red!"

And, usually in response to "hey Peg, do you need a swig* or something?" she might reply something like, "Uh, does Dolly Parton sleep on her back?" (My whole life- I don't understand this...)But- truth be told, if you have known her longer than five minutes- you've heard it!

Another Peg-ism I will leave you with is the out-the-door-yell or phone closer love your guts! Yes mother- I love your guts... and your spleen and your kidneys and your face... and your butt... but I guess guts says it all! Happy Birthday mom- you are the best- no really- of all of the mom's I have ever had- you are the best!

I know peg has said some random things that us kids are still trying to unravel in our brains... do share... might be good to document them...that could help the process a bit... and then again... might not.

swig*- noun. a mostly Moffat/Huffaker-coined term that is used to describe a large, carbonated (usually caffeinated) beverage. Peg's swig of choice as you all know is a Route 44 Diet Coke with three slices of lemon... but don't call her high maintenence cause she will pull another useless phrase on you like "don't mess!"


  1. so i am so glad i found your blog! and by the way i heart peg and her creative lingo. hpe you had a delish time at geckos today!

    fyi- this is kali jarvis

  2. happy birthday peg! i have heard one or two of these phrases in my day... & i LOVE them as well!

  3. OMG my seminary teacher in 9th and 10th grade used to say "bless your pointed head"... she is the ONLY person I have ever heard say that.

  4. Hi Meg! It's me, your friend Liz. I miss you . . . but praise blogger for helping me find your blog.

  5. So true! Keep up the good work! We love you!

  6. Your mom is amazing. I love her. And so does Myron. And Chloe automatically does 'cause she has both of our love-peg-genes.