Silence Is Sometimes A Good Option

Oh The Joys wrote a post about her favorite things, one of which was a pair of vintage Frye boots. This boot reference reminded me of a recent conversation I had with my mom. One that I believe I had successfully blocked out until now;

Me: Mom, did you know that those Frye boots you are wearing are a totally coveted fashion find.

Mom: And I got them in the late 70's!

Me: I know!

Mom: One of the younger teachers at school told me they were "fuck you boots"!

Me: (Silence)

Mom: You know, you wear them when you feel like saying "fuck you!".

At this point I have a gaping expression as I internally debate whether or not to tell her what that young teacher was really saying about her boots. But I can see husband furiously shaking his head "No. No. No!" at me. So I press my lips together until my eyes are watering with the effort of silence.

So if you live near me you might someday see a 4' 11" woman strutting in her Fryes with a "You know what I mean when I wear these" attitude. But she totally doesn't.

18 comments:

Oh, The Joys said...

Ha ha!!

(Though maybe she's 50% right. They are both.)

Jennifer said...

That is too funny!

Katrina said...

Too funny! Max has a pair (evil MIL got them for him, as we are Frye's and she thought that was cute) but I do think they refer to ass-kickin' in his case...as he's only 11 months old. ;o)

Mortimer's Mom said...

that just made my day!

decoratorgirl said...

I will be laughing with delight all day and sharing this story!

FunnyGal KAT said...

Ha! I guess it's better that your mom doesn't know what they're really called. Although, of course, it could lead to some awkward conversations with other people in the future if it comes again and they let her in on it.

so tired said...

I kind of like the idea of "fuck you boots".... I would be much more likely to wear "fuck you boots" than "come fuck me pumps".......

Belle in Bloom said...

Cracked me up!

marymurtz said...

This totally killed me, because for years, my sister and I have referred to my Birkenstocks as "GFY shoes" as in "You don't think they're sexy? Go fuck yourself!"

This was the funniest post I've read in a long time!!

mrsgingergrl said...

That is freaking hilarious, and totally something my mom would say. The other day we were out to lunch with the girls and a busboy came over to see them and told us his sisters were twins... and my mom said "Both of them?"

Duh, yes mom, both of them. She said, I got confused... really??? LOL

caution said...

That's a great story. It makes me wonder what I say wrong that makes other people laugh at me...

Jerseygirl89 said...

That is a great story. And I totally love your mom's interpretation - I need some boots like that.

Karma by Morgan said...

hahah what a great story!

its funny my mom felt the same way when UGGS became so amazing to the world. She was like what do you mean ive been buying those for the past 20 years.

Art Kitten said...

oh that is hilarious! That so sounds like something my mom would say!

Jennifer said...

That is hilarious! Hey, if that is the attitude she has when she puts those sexy things on, then she's totally owning it. Way to go, mom. Work it!

Paige said...

Okay so I have been reading your blog for awhile I am always laughing and amazed at your creativity! But this post takes it, I don't know how you kept a straight face let alone quiet. I hope one day I do see your mom with her boots on kickin' someones ass! Thanks for the dose of laughter!

A Mom Two Boys said...

That's awesome. I heart your mom.

Angel said...

At times like this I really wish I knew what Frye boots were.

Dammit. :)