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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1 Comments

  1. HONEY, AS YOU KNOW, DAD, MELAYNE AND CRAIG ALWAYS LAUGHED AT ME-I TOO GOT ANGRY UNTIL I REALIZED THAT COMIC RELIEF IS A GOOD THING.
    DON'T LOSE YOUR EWOK WAYS.
    LOVE, MOM

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