Copyrighted by Lorna Tedder. Originally published in Third Degree of Contrast.
Setting: My momâ€™s house in Georgia, Â Christmas Â Eve as weâ€™re leaving to head back home, standing on Mamaâ€™s back porch amid a bazillion flowers in terra cotta, plastic, and ceramic Â containers Â while weâ€™re hauling suitcases Â to the car.
My mom to my daughters: Girls, did you see my pot plants? They sure are pretty.
My mom: Girls, would you like to take home some of Grandmaâ€™s pot plants?
Shannon: Â Oh.Â Â Grandma.Â Â YouÂ Â mean,Â Â yourÂ Â potted plants?