Do mothers have magical powers?

| Thursday, December 24, 2009
I suspect they do.

A couple weeks ago I was struggling to find some articles to cite for a mock experiment presentation. So I sent an email to my mother whose job it is find information for researchers and whoever else. About five minutes later I got exactly what I needed: useful search terms.

She hadn't responded. She'd not even read my email yet.

This isn't unusual. I often figure out the answer to a question while I am asking it. But I figured it was some sort of parent-child telepathic link.

Then I ran out of topics to write about. Well, topics I could write about. I had a few, but they got nowhere. So I did what anyone else would do, I sent a sad email to Larisa about having nothing to say and requesting ideas. And then I had more ideas. But I never got a response. Never sent it.

Clearly mothers have the magical ability to tell us what we need to know, without us asking, as if they are some sort of mystical oracles.

And somehow, they always known what gifts to buy.

Have a Merry Christmas!


G-Rebel said...

Mothers definately have magical powers. However, there is a dark side, it's called Mother-In-Law. Evil, treacherous, spinning dark webs of malicious sorcery aimed at destroying marraiges and lives in general.

My mother is not one of those, she was the good princess-like kind who always knows what I need and want before I do.

Merry Christmas to all! (Except evil mother-in-laws).

Stabs said...

Most definitely!

Larísa said...

Awww. I really think those ideas were entirely your own.

Although it's true that the Blogosphere sometimes triggers the Mother in me. I have to tell myself: "Larísa, those people aren't your children or younger sisters and brothers - they're your fellowplayers. They can care for themselves. Stop mothering them!"

Anyway - it was a very sweet little post, especially if you're a mother.

Merry Christmas!

PS Next time you feel a bit lost, don't hesitate to send your letter. Two minds generally think much better than one.

Klepsacovic said...

@G-Rebel: Fortunately I have none of the evil ones. Yet.

@Stabs: Indubitably!

@Larisa: They did think better than one.

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