Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Death, Love and Family Pt. II

So, keeping in mind the tragic loss as detailed in my previous post, feeling discontent and restless, I went home with an ultimate objective of letting my family know that I love them, and nothing could dissuade me from this course.

As is the usual practice, my brothers and sisters had gathered at my mother's house for food and conversation after work.
Feeling that I would attend to the most important person first, I picked up the phone and called my son (the Creep) in Barbados:

: Hi Pumpkin!!! How are you?
Son: Fine. How are you Mom?
'Fro: I am great. I was just thinking about you, and I called to say that I love you.
Son: Mom, you are such a Dweeb.
'Fro: [Sappy bubble bursting] What?? Where is that called for???
Son: Well, its the truth!
'Fro: Oh Yeah??? Well, you're a Creep!!
Son: Oh Yeah!! I know you are, but what am I??
'Fro: A Creep!!!
Son: I know you are but what am I?

At an end to our squabble, twenty minutes later, feeling a tad perturbed at this turn of the conversation, I continued on the blasted love quest, and rejoined my family. Confidently interrupting the conversation in order to make my grand announcement, they became my eager congregation, awaiting my vociferous teachings.

: Ahem...My dear family, I just wanted to let you all know, that I love you all very much. You are all very important to me, and I do not know what I would do without you all.
[Stunned silence / stupefied looks]
Bro #1: I do' have any money to give you!
Bro#2: [Stares in stunned silence, then mimics violin playing]
Sis#1: Wha' wrong wid you? You went to the doctor today or wha'?
Mom: Cho. 'Top yu foolihness and go sit down.
Sis#2: [Newly baptised] Ohhh...that is so sweet for you to say that! Maybe you would like to go to church with...
'Fro: [Interrupting Sis #2] Aww shaddup. I ain't goin' no church wid you. Jus' tek the blasted love declaration and shut up. The rest'a ya'll can go jump in a lake. Mommy, that means you too!!!

[Fro Storms off in a huff, followed by raucous laughter, and smoochie noises]

Behind closed doors, indignant guise discarded, I smiled.

All is well in my little world.

On that note, I shall no exit.



kai said...

its a sad business, death...we'll never be ready when it comes calling. live it up babes. i'd rather regret the things that i have done than those i didn't go ahead and show the love.

Scratchie said...

Well their reaction shows me that they love you too. They definitely know you and accept you for who you are lol

Leon said...

Ah, family. I'm sure they love you too, regardless of how they act. "Dweeb?" Your kid has spent some time in the States hasn't he?

Gela said...

Ahhhh, that's so sweet and funny. Typical family reaction. When I call up my mom and tell her that I love her I sometimes get "What yu want?" I know she's secretly pleased though - same for your family. I wish I had that sort of big family. I have no sibblings at all.

Shotta M said...

Well the important thing is that they will be there for you when you need them. Right?

Mad Bull said...

Wow! I haven't told any of my fambily that I love them recently. I will have a go and see what happens.

Abeni said...

Lol,it's all good Fro. I've gotten the what you want now comment as well but for the most part they think am just a baby. You see am very affectionate hence the label

Guyana-Gyal said...

Them too wutliss hahaha, thump them down and tell them to *feel* the love :-D