Tuesday, May 3, 2011

You only get one

Mother.

Well, this is, of course, the time of year that I really miss my mommy.

Yesterday I was watching an episode of "Maude" (my mom used to love that show) where Maude's mom came to visit. During one scene, Maude was in the middle of her mom and her daughter, each telling her how to talk to or not speak to the other "that way". (The mother would say "don't talk to Carol that way, she's a grown woman with opinion". the daughter Carol would say "don't talk to your mother that way", ) Well, I guess you would have to have seen it to appreciate it.

It got me thinking about that mother-daughter relationship and I remembered my mother always coming over to tell me how to run my household. This one particular time she was over and we were in the kitchen, my middle daughter was about 15 months old and I was pregnant with my youngest daughter. My mom and I were talking and she suddenly said to me "you know Chloe can't hear." I said "what? Mom what are you talking about?" She said, "that girl can't hear. That's why she she don't talk. You don't even realize it cause she don't have to talk with you around. All she has to is point to something or grunt and you right there knowing what she wants by instinct. But I'm telling you, Chloe can't hear. You need to go get her ears checked out." Period.

Need I tell you that she was absolutely right!!!I took Chloe to the doctor and they performed hearing tests and it was determined that she needed tubes in her ears to drain some liquid buildup or something. And they didn't waste any time. A week later I was in Germantown hospital with my baby having an operation to put these tubes in her ear...and of course my mommy took off some time from work to wait with me in the waiting room.

During our drive home, Chloe began to talk! "Mommy! What's that noise? You hear that?" I was like "What, the birds?" She had never heard birds before. For the first time she was hearing things that we take for granted everyday.

And had it not been for my mommy, I wouldn't even had known that my baby couldn't hear.

Now she's a mommy herself. I'm a grandmom. And I still want my mommy.

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