You may or may not know that my family is a little nuts. I don’t write about them here often out of respect for their privacy (and because I’m pretty sure they don’t know I blog), and we get along okay, but we tend to make scenes in public. We’re loud laughers.
We were throwing a party once, or maybe it was just that my grandma was visiting after we’d had one, and we still had an abundance of red plastic cups. (No, not for that.)
Anyway, my mom had gotten some more ice for my grandma, and she went to slide the cup across the table to her, but she pushed too hard. We all watched as the cup zoomed across the table, teetered on the edge for half a second, and fell right over the edge onto the carpet. The look on my mom’s face was priceless, and we all burst out laughing. It was the kind of thing they have to set up carefully in movies so it happens just right. The moment was so small, but it perfectly encapsulates my family’s nuttiness.