Monday, July 14, 2008

"The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From The Tree"

I just picked up my cell phone to call Philip and somehow dialed my mother's cell phone number.

I'm not quite sure how this happened or what I was thinking while I was dialing. My mother and Philip couldn't be any more different if they tried. And you can tell Philip isn't a member of my family because he can eat carbs and still remain thin, for God's sake!!!

My mother is known for calling the wrong people like this. She's done it to me several times, so when she answered and I told her that I meant to call Philip, she said...

"The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, does it son?"

I told her no, said I was sorry for calling so late and wished her sweet dreams.

She said, "Bye little apple."

I stupidly replied, "Bye big apple."

I say "stupidly," because the phrase isn't "The apple doesn't fall far from the... uhhh... bigger apple," after all.

Mother corrected me in a tone that seemed to say "He ain't all that bright, God love him, but he's mine" by saying...

"Stephen, I'm the tree."

P.S. For those of you who haven't seen this picture before, this is me and my mom. Taken the day I was born.


philip said...

So, what does that make me? The orange?
HA. cute story. I love your mama.
You know when you misdial and call some one you hadn't intended to call, that's the universe telling you the person you SHOULD have called. So. . .I'm certain that Wanda was happy for the shout out from her little apple.

Aaron said...

I love that picture! There are no post-delivery pictures of mom and me from my birth day.

But she'd had an episiotomy (I was quite, QUITE overdue), so I doubt she was smiling!

Kbronson said...

Everytime you post something about your mama, I fall more and more in love with her. Do you think she'd adopt me? :)

Java said...

That is a great picture. Both of you are adorable.

Jackie said...

Awwwww Little Apple, this is so sweet. Love the pic, you are both adorable. Your mom is precious.

Michael said...

I love this picture because it looks like you are looking at the hair.

UprightGuy said...

I love that story. and I love that you are from the south too. Bless your little pea pickin' heart.