Then she went to college and met my super liberal dad.
Then they graduated, married, moved to Milwaukee and met even more liberal folks through my dad's grad program at Marquette.
Then they moved back to Seattle and my mom had kids who kicked up so many shenanigans that now nothing fazes her.
So why the homage to my mother? She has been in NYC for two weeks taking classes at Columbia as part of her ongoing teacher training (she's a 2nd grade teacher). We're pretty close and I reeeeeeeally miss her. So, to tide me over until she's back, here are a few photos of us being goofy together:
[we used to cut our own christmas trees. i'm pretty sure i'm posing as a reindeer in this photo]
[the annual mother-daughter tea party, complete with tiaras, circa 2000]
[celebrating my bff's wedding a couple years go, doing a tipsy irish jig]
Hurry home, mom!!