Well … I could have, but I don’t know anything about children. I would have based it on my dog, Lola. And as soon as I talked about splitting a beer with my kid on the patio of Pontiac, the gig would have been up. Then it would’ve ended with Oprah yelling at me for being a fraud on her show. This would cause my mother great shame and she’d have lived in her upstairs linen closet for the rest of her life. And dude, she totally hates the wallpaper in there.
Anyhow, THANK YOU AUSTIN CHRONICLE AND THANK YOU READERS!
Best of Austin 2011
Best Listen to Your Mother: Library of Maternal Nagging (Critics Picks, Media)
PHOTO BY TODD V. WOLFSON
In missives to Amsden, her son, mom blogger Sigers weaves together pictures, anecdotes, and advice, creating a fluid time capsule of who they both are and the man she believes he will one day be. As she relates those important (and so easily forgotten) rules for growing up – keep your word, strive to be your best, and don’t be friends with losers – readers, too, receive the benefit of her wisdom. Tough, honest, and often hilarious, Library of Maternal Nagging is a tender snapshot of parenthood, family, and the importance of listening to your mother.