MY PARENTS

Inspired by @amieshmamie's list: LIST IDEAS
  1. My mom frequently tags me in Instagram photos that she wants me to see.
    One time, Instagram put her on probation from tagging me in photos because they thought she was spamming me or stalking me or something.
  2. My mom told me that if something happens to her, I get custody of the dogs.
    If you knew how much my mom loves our dogs, you would know that this is a HUGE honor. I'm still so touched.
  3. My mom always chooses seats that are at least halfway to the back of the plane.
    It drives me crazy.
  4. When my sister and I were little, my mom used to poke us with her fork if we had our elbows on the table.
    Table manners are very important to her.
  5. My mom doesn't believe in favorites.
    She doesn't have a favorite number or color.
  6. My mom doesn't think my dad is funny, and if you say he is, she'll yell "he's not funny!" Really loudly.
    I agree that my mom is funnier, but my dad has his moments.
  7. My grandparents are my mom's parents, but we like to joke that they like my dad better.
    They really do love him. I have no clue why.
  8. I think I've heard my dad raise his voice maybe 4 times my whole life.
    He's a really mellow guy.
  9. 98% of the time, my dad answers questions sarcastically.
    One time I asked him how much my mom's engagement ring cost, and he said "$10" and then changed his answer to "I got it from one of those prize machines." (He means the ones at the mall where you put a quarter in and you get a prize in a little plastic container).
  10. My dad is the most annoying person ever. He can't sit next to anyone at the dinner table because he just picks on them constantly.
    This is true if he's sitting next to me, my sister, or my mom. He's the common denominator of annoying.
  11. I'm still not totally sure what my dad does for a living. I know it's something with computers, but that's about it.
    One time I asked him what he did for a living and he said he was a cashier at McDonald's.
  12. My dad wears crocs and thinks they're cool.
    No one's allowed to tell him the truth.
  13. Over the summer, it occurred to me that the reason why I feel like I know my mom better than I know my dad is because I know her parents, but I don't know his parents.
    My dad's dad died when my dad was 16, and his mom doesn't talk to us. I'm very close with my grandparents (my mom's parents) and I think they fill in some of the gaps in knowledge I might have about my mom. I think those gaps in knowledge about my dad stay empty because I don't know his parents or siblings that well.
  14. I got my love of computers, travel, scuba diving, baseball, Star Wars, and milkshakes from my dad.
  15. I got my love of books, dogs, humor, donuts, sleeping, and the outdoors from my mom.
  16. I love my dad's work ethic, patience, content state of being, kindness, ability to have a conversation, and intelligence.
    I don't love his closed mindedness, his habit of pointing out problems over and over again yet doing nothing to help solve them, and his inability to see anyone's perspective but his own.
  17. I love my mom's sense of humor, how fun she is, how easy she is to talk to, how understanding she is, and how much she cares about other people.
    I don't love her anxiousness and the way she projects it onto others, her perfectionist nature that keeps people from helping her, and her habit of bottling the truth inside until she snaps.
  18. I love them both so much.