Friends

Celebrating 50 Years of Love

You know you have been watching too much TV when you start quoting them in actual conversations. Yes, I’m guilty!

Last week, my mom called and sought for my help in finding my dad a gift. My parents will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary at the end of this month and my mom wanted to surprise my dad.

At first, I thought of organizing an intimate party for them, but both my parents declined. My dad said he just wants a simple celebration, just the two of them. This statement kind of pressured my mom to buy a gift because she thinks my dad has something up his sleeve.

You see, my parents had me at a young age. It was a good thing that both their parents were supportive of them starting their young family. However, they did not rely on their parents to take care of our needs. My dad had to take two jobs to support our family. My mom on the other hand, decided to use her cooking skills by baking pies and selling them in one of the coffee shops nearby. Overall, we had a good life, but it was always the three of us so I guess my dad did not really get to spend a lot of time with my mom, alone.

Before heading out to the mall, I asked my mom to make a list of what she thinks can be potential gifts for dad. When I arrived at their place, she handed me her list and I reviewed it. Looking at it, she has written down what seems to be the usual stuff dad would need. Socks, underwear and a shirt!

“This list! It’s a moo point. It’s like a cow’s opinion; it doesn’t matter. It’s moo.” I told my mom.

My mom gave me a puzzled look and I also was taken aback with what I just said, and then I giggled! My mom laughed at me but still has that look on her face.

Oh my! I have been watching a lot of Friends’ reruns on TV. Though to be quite honest, it was funnier when I throw lines with my friends. Blurting out that line to my mom was like passing a basketball to no one. LOL!

When we arrived in the mall, my mom was still lost in her thoughts. I know my mom won’t be able to let what I said pass, so I explained that it was one of the lines from my favorite TV show, Friends.

“I think what you wanted to say, it’s a moot point and not moo. That’s the sound of a cow” my mom said. I looked at my mom and said, “Well, that’s why it’s comedy.”

I knew she wanted to add more to it, but I immediately ushered her inside the travel agency where I got them tickets to an Asian cruise as an anniversary gift. I might just buy them a box set of Friends’ episodes to accompany them while on this cruise! LOL!

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