On the last day of spring break, the sun shown brightly through the windows of my camouflage colored living room and I thought of all the things I had to do on my to do list.
It was a long list.
I stretched from my seat on the couch for my phone and sent a text to my mom asking about her cat who was due to have kittens this week. She sent a text back telling me to call her.
So I did.
And I began the conversation telling her I had a long list of things to accomplish and she said she did too so it would just be a quick conversation.
Two hours later.....
Seriously! I really do not care to talk on the phone. But I haven't talked to my mom for weeks and she has been to Florida and back and I haven't seen her in ages.
We are on the phone and she is telling me a play by play about her cat, Calli, who is about to have kittens, she is sure. She is telling me how the cat is acting and how she made a box for it and where she hopes the cat won't have kittens and how mean the dog has been to her cat this week and I am listening to all this because I am interested and asked about it.
As she is telling me how tight the cat's stomach is, I suddenly realize how long we've gone on about pets and I start dying laughing.
"Mom, you ARE Miss Kay!
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My mom knows I watch Duck Dynasty but she has only caught an episode so she didn't get the humor but I did and I was dying.
Recently, my husband called me in the morning to have a twenty minute conversation on the phone with me about someone he had found out watched Duck Dynasty - and liked it.
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"I mean," my husband explained to me, "We get that show. Those are our kind of people. But these other people who watch it, I mean, what do they get out of it?'
"We don't hunt ducks," I reminded him.
"That's beside the point," he argued, "We say the same phrases, do the same things, I mean, these are good ol boys who could be in our family. They even LOOK like they could be in your family."
And he's right. The beards are in my family and long before anyone ever thought beards were cool. My Dad has a big bushy curly beard, my uncle looks a little like Phil. People are scared of my family's mean looks, something I find ridiculous because my Dad? Kindest man, biggest heart, sweet spirit....
Oh my gosh, we are a Northern Duck Dynasty family!
And my mom is Miss Kay. And I may be turning into her too.....
Worse things could be said of us.