She found a piece of cloth with tigers on it and asked me if I wanted a skirt.
"Sure," I said. I didn't want to get my hopes up, just in case this ended up being a lot like the last time she said she was going to make me a skirt with this cloth. That was half a lifetime ago for me.
I went to bed, because it was late and I was tired; I woke up to my mom saying, "Did you try it on?"
"No I just woke up." I tried it on and quickly looked up at her.
"Turn around so I can see the back," she said. I did the obligatory slow twirl. I could tell she was beaming, and I would need to say something, because she wasn't going to notice on her own if she hadn't already.
"Mom, it's really nice...but....um....have you noticed....that the tigers are all upside down?
Mom laughed and then said, "Oh yeah, I thought that at first too, but then I looked closely. Only some of them are."
"Um, no. All of the tigers are upside down."
"Are you sure?"
"Yes, I'm sure."
Bottom line: I'm still going to wear the skirt. I like tigers, and it makes a great conversation piece.