I Live in a Mad House-OMG, it’s a ….

New cell phone owner and family.

We have all had those moments when someone surprised us with something that was absolutely the best thing we ever thought we could get. Reaction was anything from dropping to our knees and thanking God and the benefactor, to an uncontrolled explicative that you didn’t mean for your mom to hear.
My OMG moment came at the age of 20. I had gone to europe with my college choir, and upon my return my mom met me at the airport. As we walked through the parking lot, I could not located her reliable old green Ford and my bags were getting heavy. She suddenly stopped behind a little gold car and said “here it is!” My eyes nearly popped out of my head, and I had to cover my mouth so she wouldn’t hit me in it, as I gazed upon a brand new Plymouth Gold Duster. My first car. I screamed, I cried, and hugged her all at once. It was truly a moment I will never forget.
I was reminded of that moment yesterday, when my son presented my eleven year old grand-daughter with her first cell phone. She was sitting in the back seat of my car, and needless to say, I was glad we were not riding in a convertible. I do believe she would have jumped right out of the car. This was definitely her OMG moment, one that she will remember the rest of her life. As we traveled down the hot streets of Brooklyn, she regaled us with: “OMG, it has a stylus just what I wanted, OMG it has a touch screen”, and “OMG it’s an Android, ” not to mention that she mentioned about one hundred, eleven year olds, that she would be adding to her phonebook. I smiled to see her so happy, but before we parted for the day, I reminded her of a saying I originated when her dad and aunt were small. ” Good girls/boys get everything, and bad girls/boys get nothing” Of course there were qualifications to that statement, I explained that if they wanted a pony, or a car at ten years old these things were not going to happen. However as long as they did what was expected, their best in school, and tried not to be monsters at home, their dad and I would do everything in our power to make their lives happy. I remember it took awhile for this to sink in, especially with my son, but once they realized that we were serious it was a system that worked well in our house. My grand-daughter was already familiar with the saying, because my son had already passed on these words of wisdom to the next generation.
The ah-ha moments, the OMG moments, the once in a lifetime opportunities, they are what memories are made of.

When was the last time you gave someone an ah-ha, or OMG moment? These special moments benefit not only the receiver, but the giver as well. What could be better.

P.S.

A definite OMG moment. As a nation we should all be proud.

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~ by scribe312 on July 27, 2012.

32 Responses to “I Live in a Mad House-OMG, it’s a ….”

  1. Wonderful writing. I am still trying to give my grandkids an OMG moment. I can’t remember my a time for my kids either. Mine was when I got a beautiful bike! As usual your writing has launched me into memory lane. I love it.

  2. Bev, thanks for reading my blog, I am so glad you liked it. You have plenty of time to give your grand that OMG moment. So good to hear from you.

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  6. You are so right! I never gave too much thought to the stuff that memories are made of; and the ah-ha moments, the OMG moments, the once in a lifetime opportunities are exactly what the best memories are made of. Thank you for reminding me, Yvonne! It’s been a long time since I’ve given or received any of these”memory” stuffers. Just a thought…is it possible to create these for yourself having the same impact???

  7. Yes, I believe so. For instance, I am eagerly awaiting the first copy of my book. It should be here within the next ten days or so. I am sure when I actually hold it in my hands, the culmination of about fifteen years work, I am sure that will be an ah-ha, OMG! Moment. Think about your moment, and go for it. Too many of us leave this earth with too few special moments.

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