Do you ever just smell, taste, hear, or see something that transports you, instantly, back in time? I’m sure you do. It happens to me all the time.
Today, I made myself an ice cream sundae, complete with bananas and chocolate syrup (I forgot to buy whipped cream though). I knew it would be good, but didn’t think much of it until I took that first bite. The familiar taste, with the mixture of the yummy, ripe bananas and sweet chocolate, coupled with the frosty vanilla ice cream, took me back about 25 years to 7 or 8 years old.
On that night, I was laying in my bedroom, which was right off our living room and kitchen, and I could hear Mom out there making her favorite (and mine) sundae. And, oh, I can’t even tell you how much I wanted some! So, I do what any other kid would do (or not)….I start coughing! My thought is this…Mom will think I’m deathly ill and ask me to get up. And of course, once I am up, she will so kindly offer me some of her sundae (or…gasp!!..even one of my own!!). Now wouldn’t that be a treat?
Well, during my coughing episode, me trying to make each one a little louder, my little “trick” worked!! Mom came in and asked me if I was ok and she let me get up. And you know what?? I ended up getting my own sundae! I thought I was the slickest kid in the world and that Mom was none the wiser. Of course, now that I am a mom, I know that she was on to me the whole time….she just let me think I “won.”
But, back to today…eating that sundae was like savoring a slice of time gone by. It’s just one of those things that reminds me of my Mom. I miss those times, but I cherish the times we have together today. I love you Mom, always.