what's a mommy ewok?Saturday, March 28, 2009
Why does honey call me his “ewok” which in turn led to my kids calling me “mommy ewok?”
You see, I was raised and born in the Philippines for 20 years. Even though I’ll be in this country for 25 years this coming August (2005), I still sound “alien” to my family – a cute alien!
When I get startled, I yell, “Ang tatay mong kalbo!” (It means your father’s bald in Filipino). I don’t know why, but those words just come out of my lips!
So to my husband, that just sounds like “ewok” talk. ( My husband is a Star Wars fan. Ewoks appeared in George Lucas’ Star Wars’ Return of the Jedi movie. )
And the kids caught on because…
I don’t get the idiomatic expressions!
I don’t even remember the Honeymooners, or the Happy Days.
I don’t even realize a word has a bad meaning until I see everyone in the dinner table laughing hysterically.
The only one that’s on my side (so far) is my eight-year old – I’m sure in few years, he’ll be laughing, too!
I used to get too sensitive about it – but after all those years, I just laugh…at least I’m still cute!
I'm sure I'll be posting more "ewok-ness" in the future...
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