As you all know, my mom has been extremely agitated about her flight to Toronto. (see “Asian mom and Pteromerhanophobia” http://wp.me/p1nXkL-vA)
Whether it’s her fear of flying or menopause, she has been bugging me for what to bring and what not. I am most certain that she will have the neck brace with her. (again, see “Asian mom and Pteromerhanophobia”) But I know her so well. She’s just gonna bring so much stuff that she wouldn’t even need.
As a nice and caring daughter, I feel obliged to tell her more about the weather in Toronto and proper attire for a newcomer like herself.
Me: You may wanna bring a coat with you cuz the temperature drops to 15-ish in the evening.
Mom: What? What “ish”?
Me: It’s…It’s English, Ma. It means…ok never mind. Don’t bring so many clothes. You can just wash them and they will dry overnight.
Mom: What about bras?
Me: MA. It’s the same thing. I don’t think you’ll sweat that much.
Mom: What about face stuff? Should I bring sunblock? I don’t wanna get freckles like other moms.
Me: (Sigh) Well, personally I love the sun. But ya, sure why not.
Mom: May be I should bring the clip-on sun glasses, a hat and an umbrella.
Me: MA. YOU DON”T WANNA STAND OUT IN THE CROWD!
Mom: (laugh) You silly. Of course I’m gonna stand out. I’m Chinese. Haha
Me: NOT LIKE THAT? Just drop the umbrella, bring a pair of sneakers and you’ll be fine.
Mom: GOSH. NOW I HAVE TO REPACK EVERYTHING!!!
Can’t wait to see what she actually wears to the plane….