10 Things You Don’t Know About My Mom But Probably Should By Sebastian, Aged 10½


(You can read my response to this here – Mom 🙂)

My mum is an odd duck.

She might appear to be perfectly normal in public but I’ve seen her behind closed doors and she’s definitely a bit strange. (Unlike me.)

Like when she makes little games up for herself while folding washing. Or lets us watch Katy Perry music videos and mysteriously shuts them off halfway through.

I thought it might be important when reading this blog for you to know exactly who you’re dealing with so me and my brother compiled this list over dinner one evening and invite you to take a look. Think of it as extra tidbits of information with which to make a judgment:

Is she a superhero or kooky eccentric? I have my thoughts. Choose yours.

10 Things You Don’t Know About My Mom:

1. She sparked a gender identity crisis among her sales team when she was the first woman to win her company’s national sales award and the award plaque had been already engraved “SalesMAN of the Year.” It was over twenty years ago but she still talks about it.

2. She goes around the house saying “The Browns from Scotland eat scallops with their potatoes” over and over in a Scottish accent. (She doesn’t say ‘potatoes,’ she says ‘tatties.’) If you see her, ask her to say it. I’m sure she will oblige. It’s quite good, actually. And funny.

3. Was told by voice coach extraordinaire, Kevin Delaney that she should audition as a voice match for Sharon Osbourne. Really.

4. Knows quite a few people who know famous people but knows none herself. She wonders why this is.

5. When she first moved to San Francisco she worked very hard to make friends. After six months, she still didn’t know anyone but she’d hugged a lot of people.

6. She once won a race that involved blowing up an armadillo’s bum. She was in Texas. I’m serious. She says she’s going to write about it.

7. Came third in a song-themed hat competition when she was 12 with “Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree.” She didn’t think it was cheesy but I’ve put her right and she knows now not to tell my friends.

8. According to my brother, Oliver, she’s the healthiest mom within 67 miles and forces us to join in.

9. She loves America’s Got Talent but can’t bear to watch in case they mess up. Go figure. She thinks Sharon cops out, Piers is funnier in print than he is in the flesh and Howie’s great especially that little beardy thing.

10. Her next blog post is going to be titled “I’m getting a J-Lo butt.” I don’t know what that means exactly but apparently it’s not good.

So there you have it. The inside scoop.

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to relate to her normally from now on despite knowing this formerly top secret information.

Tough job, sister.

One more thing, she wants more comments, so leave one in the box below. Just don’t mention my name; she might take my computer time away from me.

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Lisa Liguori September 2, 2010 at 9:36 pm

Oh my! LMAO! You know I am going to ask you to say the scottish accent verse at our next mastermind!
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Bonnie Ward September 2, 2010 at 11:08 pm

OMG!! My husband and I are both cracking up. It could be the late hour but I’m thinking it’s the blog! I’m with Lisa…cant’ wait till I’m gifted with a bit of the Scot in you 🙂


Alison Golden September 3, 2010 at 3:29 pm

I will come prepared…:)


Alison Golden September 3, 2010 at 3:45 pm

I had to ask Sebastian what LMAO meant!


Michele P. September 2, 2010 at 11:14 pm

Oh Boy, is this really a writing of a 10.5 yrs old? What a great sense of humor. You will go a long way. I didn’t not know all these about your “mum”. Thanks for sharing.


Alison Golden September 3, 2010 at 3:30 pm

I tell ya, this boy is gonna write the next Warriors/Percy Jackson/Harry Potter mega series. Then he can keep me…


Tim Brownson September 3, 2010 at 9:59 am

Sharon Osbourne?

That guy is in the wrong job!

What happens at the 67 mile border btw?
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Alison Golden September 3, 2010 at 3:31 pm

I’m not sure, I think I hand the baton over to the next freakishly healthy mother dude…


liz September 4, 2010 at 6:00 pm

i’m pretty sure i could leave a comment about each of your 10 things! i think you need to do a vlog so we can hear the Sharon potential as well as your Scottish accent.

i think it’s awesome that you won the salesMAN award!

and blowing up an amardillo’s butt??
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Alison Golden September 4, 2010 at 6:12 pm

Hey Liz:

That’s a really good idea about the vlog. I’ve put it on my list! I’m working on my armadillo post so stay tuned. Thanks for dropping by 🙂


Jessica September 10, 2010 at 2:35 pm

This is the best thing I’ve read in a long time. He definitely has some wit!!!


Alison Golden September 10, 2010 at 4:42 pm

Hi Jessica:

Yes, he certainly has. Keeps me on my toes. Thanks for the kind words, glad you enjoyed it. 🙂


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