Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Momma's Boy

My boyfriend Jack is unbelievable. My mom just received her Mother’s Day gift from him yesterday. It would have arrived on the Saturday before Mother’s Day, but Jack mixed up the shipment times of Baliti and Gavenese. He’s so silly he hasn’t been to Baliti in over a year. I’d like to say that this mistake could have happened to anyone, but really it could only happen to Jack. He sent my mom a piece of Nuruto folk art (Gavenese is a small village in the Northwest region of the country of Nuruto which is a small island off of Greenland.) It’s a collage of drawings of the night time sky inked on leaves. The Nuruto artists preserve their leaf drawings with some sort of wax or sap or honey. I’m not really sure, I kind of zoned out when Jack was describing the process. I’m a bad girlfriend sometimes. Anyway, mom stuck it on the fridge with some magnets. I have to remember to hang it in my parents’ living room before Jack returns to the States. Which is only 35 days away!!!!

My boy is so sweet. I can’t believe how considerate and thoughtful he is. His days are so busy with the one-legged, blind Nurutan children. (Supposedly there is some rare genetic disorder in Nuruto where babies are born single legged and blind) Jack teaches the children to fish and whittle along with other necessary skills. And yet he still found the time not only to send his own mother a gift and an e-mail, which was a 5 day hike round trip to the nearest internet café, but he sent my mom a gift too. We’re not even engaged. Of course his generosity got me in trouble with my own mother, as I merely got her a card where I wrote a few funny lines teasing her about her new hairstyle. My mom berated me yesterday after Jack’s gift arrived. She said, “Look, your boyfriend whom I’ve only met 3 times has sent me this lovely…what the hell is this?”
“Nuruto folk art, mom”
“Yes, these lovely sticky leaves that he shipped from half way around the world, and what did my own daughter come up with? A card from hallmark ridiculing my new hair dew.”
“Mom, it was funny, I was giving you the gift of my talent and art. I’m a comedian.”
”Really? Aren’t comedians supposed to be funny.”
"You're right. Next year I’ll get you a bracelet.”
"That really is a nice boy you're going with."

2 comments:

Hotpants said...

:) Yay for nice boys!!

Sk8RN said...

“Look, your boyfriend whom I’ve only met 3 times has sent me this lovely…what the hell is this?”
“Nuruto folk art, mom”
“Yes, these lovely sticky leaves that he shipped from half way around the world, and what did my own daughter come up with? A card from hallmark ridiculing my new hair dew.”

Absolutely hysterical. And sounds like a real catch, that boyfriend of yours.