Sunday, July 6, 2008


My parents were so wonderful to have me for FIVE weeks in March/April. That's a long time to have anyone. ;-)

It was great though. I *finally* got to visit their bakery, The Floured Apron (and meet their die-hard fans... seriously... who knew there were sticky bun groupies?!), and it was wonderful!

I think this is one of the only photos of myself as an adult... with both my parents (and Ruby, who apparently was acting shy), so now it's one of my favorite pictures ever! (Not because Ruby was acting shy, but you know, because I was with my parents.)

My mom is in her signature "flowered apron" (Floured Apron, flowered apron... get it?) and chef hat. Okay, technically, she's not wearing flowers in this photo. She's wearing vegetables. But all her other aprons... they have flowers. Why someone thought it was a good idea to put avocados on fabric... is beyond me. How would you even come up with the idea to put avocados on fabric? It's a mystery to me, but alas, she thinks it's cute. :-p

And my dad and I are twins. How cool are we, sporting our matching Rolling Stones tees I bought us? We're cooler than cool, no?!

You may think by looking at my mom that she doesn't have hair under that chef hat. And you would be correct. When she opened the bakery (she wears a chef hat 80 hours per week), she decided bald would be the way to go. Shaved it all off.

Tee hee. Did you believe me? A 55-year-old female, bakery owner shaving her head because she doesn't want hat-hair? Umm... yeah, that would be my mom. But see... me, being the fabulous daughter that I am (along with her husband, that is), told her that it was *not* a good idea to shave her head. So she didn't. :-D She does, though, have VERY short hair under there... that *still* sticks straight up when she takes off that hat. *sigh* Poor mom.

Though, she's so well known in that town, I'm sure people don't even care that her hair looks like Biff from Back to the Future. And when I'm out with her, and she's smiling that friendly smile, I can't help but think, "In her head... is she really just looking around and saying, 'Hey, what're you looking at, Butthead?!'" (Just kidding, Mom. Seriously, she's way too nice to have anything in common with Biff Tannen... you know, besides the hair thing.)

Anywho, I was stoked to get a photo of the three of us in the bakery. And I left it un-cropped, so you could see the wicked cute decor! ;-)

1 comment:

Bashful said...

I love the photo! You're all cooler than cool! Biff? No - I don't believe it, not even with short hair (but I'm a huge fan of all 3 movies!). Thanks for sharing!