Sunday, May 11, 2008

Which Am I?

One of Pastor Philip's joke this morning: How do you tell a Jewish mother from an Italian mother??

Italian mother: "Eat it, or I'll kill you!"

Jewish mother: "Eat it, or I'll kill myself!"

I turned to Wey and asked him if I'm a Jewish or Italian mom. He rolled his eyes and said, "Of course you are______!"

So, to see how many of you really know me, tell me what you think I am. Don't be afraid, it's a 50% hit so you'll very likely get it. Either way, it will tell me if you think I am a) sacrificial but manipulative (Jewish) or b) resolute but domineering (Italian).

22 comments:

triShie said...

er......
you're an italian-jewish mom...
oh, you meant i had to choose one?
harharhar...

ok,
i shoot for Italian mom.

bryan said...

You don't have to stake your life for coercion. Just tell them that you won't cook for a month, that'll make them toe the line!

lilblackdots said...

I think you are most likely the...Italian mum..lol..

Hong Yi said...

u're not emo enough to be Jewish ; )

Anonymous said...

You are Italian.
Raina

NEE said...

I take a shot at jewish. because you seems to do so many cooking out of love and care for your family for that is the sacrificial part, all those things you cook just to make one or two of them eat something like special meat dishes for wey etc.

but when one of your kids are in those one of those 'mode', you dont seem to be shouting and yelling but you seem to know what to do or hint to get them toeing the line like cooking jap so that wey will do his share of house work or giving ming his space. hehehe....just my guess.

Shaw Fung said...

"I'll kill you then I'll kill myself!" This is for a mom obsessed with food!

Precious Pea said...

Hmm..i think you are the jewish mum. You would rather kill yourself than your son. Hehehe...did i guess correctly?

Denise ^ ChiCkyEGG said...

Based on ur 2 examples
eat it, or I Kill U
eat it, or I kill MYSELF

If I say you're Jewish, then U must have been 'died' many times! cuz Wey is picky on food.

Shan said...

Jewish! :)

irene-serenity said...

i would go for... italian...
otherwise, we moms would have died many times.

a feast, everyday said...

definitely Italian!!

Terri @ A Daily Obsession said...

let's see...out of 12 responses, 6 opt for Italian, 3 Jewish and 3 played safe. three persons who know me best (raina, droolteam n yi) were very sure. the answer issss..............Italian of course!!! did u not read one of my parenting posts where Wey banged his head on the floor to make me give him something n i responded by grabbing his hair n banging his head for him?? i think my boys made me Italian, bc soft methods don't work here. we Italians are straight forward no-nonsense ppl, we believe tt to train a child we must be tough, not like those jewish parents. btw, my hub is an ambivalent Jewish-Italian parent so u know why this household is upside down.

i'm making this judgement: those who said italian not only know me, but r italian parents themselves whereas those who said jewish tend to be jewish parents themselves. am i right Trish, bryan, lilblackdots (er..no somehow u come across as jewish), yi,raina, nee (this one totally jewish parent), shawfung (u just described Ahmet the Terrorist's mom! check youtube, it's a hilarious clip. btw, u frm skyline?),denise, shan, irene & droolteam (u r just as italian!)

Shan said...

Hahaha how right you are about me Terri!

triShie said...

me italian or my mom?
*gasp!*
LOL!!
i guess when it comes to ppl eating my food, it'd be the italian hit man...

"EAT IT!!! OR I KILL YOU!!"
in this case, achmed the dead terrorist of jeff dunham is my mentor. harhar!!

..funny man, that dunham. make me laugh my eyeballs out.

irene-serenity said...

u r darn right abt my italianess but sometimes also blend in some old chinese threats .... if u don finish every grain of rice, ur future wife will have lots of pimples on her face !

triShie said...

to irene-serenity:

hi!! and yea, i still here that saying going around. so funny how we chinese ppl are so creative.. LOL!!

triShie said...

*slaps fingers*

(HEAR) not here.

Precious Pea said...

Err..quite true I might be a jewish mum one day. As of now...each time i wanna slap my dog as punishment, i tend to slap my own hand first to let them her the 'painful' sound. And usually the smacks than landed on them are much lighter then on my own hand.

Denise ^ ChiCkyEGG said...

ARG ! I was cheated ! ;D

Shaw Fung said...

Ya it's me, Uncle Shaw Fung. Didn't know that you are such a tough mom. I'll discuss with Liesl about trying it (banging their heads) on Jonathan and Jeremiah(ah-yi)

Terri @ A Daily Obsession said...

shaw fung: haha 'ah yi!' does he still do tt? oh pls, don't bang his head for nothing. many ppl r surprised when i tell them about my draconian parenting methods. some can't even visualize me shouting, which is hilarious bc if u suddenly hear a scream near my vicinity, it's very likely me. maybe its also bc ppl see my boys been unruly so they think i'm not disciplining them?? but i believe in Prov 13:24 not just the spanking but the constant discipline esp when they r young. but, i c u n liesl r raising 2 wonderful kids :)

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