Emails/Conversations with my Russian Parents

  • After telling my Mom that my kids are going to have SUSHI for dinner:

“Oh good, they like Chinese food!”

  • I have to answer my phone every single time my Mother calls, if I miss one call she sends my Father to call me, he sends me a text saying: “call your mother now!” If I don’t call after that, they start calling my husband, the kids, and work. The next day I emailed her that everything is fine, I was just really busy, her email response:

Hi Julia,
It is OK,I was just worry,because you always answer on my call.
Dad is better,he is taking antibiotics.
We talked w/Mike Sunday.Everything is OK and we agree to come to LA
To celebrate 3 birthdays.Forgot to tell you this. Obviously ,we coming
with you.
Love you

  • My parents do not watch too much TV, so when I told her we are going to meet the cast of “Hot in Cleveland”, and asked if she could watch the kids, this is what she emailed in response:

Julia,it is really hard for me after being sick 1 week ask for more days.

I don`t know.You need to tell me when you will fly to Clevelend?

  • I was complaining how little time I have for anything these days, including writing. Her response.

How are you?Don`t beat yourself, that`s a life we chooze .

Love you


  • I wasn’t feeling well. I e-mailed her to give me the name of her neighbor, to set him up with a friend. Yes even when I am sick, I am still matchmaking…

Good morning Julia.
I am so glad that you feel better!
My neighor name Joe,but the last I don`t remember.I have at home.
Do you have somebody? He tall,cute,electrical engeneer .
He said it is his home,not parents.

  • After I emailed her a picture of our dog, not wanting to go out into the rain to do her business, and sitting by the door (have no clue what phone she is talking about or what it has to do with my dog):

Pure dogi,pupi lupi.
Dad want to give you our phone,because you using more.

  • Mom asking me to let someone into their house while they are at work, to give an estimate for work to be done, they told her they would be there at 11am:

Good morning Julia, Sorry I missed your call, went to bed already. Can you come to my house at 10:30 ,because they said 11:00, but may be 10:30. Is it OK? Also, when he comes, could you call my neiborgh (sosed). Phone # on kitchen.

  • She decided to fix the fence around the house and paint it.

I am sure,if we do fence and paint it will look beautiful for price, But we need start withal this.

  • After I asked if Dad can watch the kids, Mom was working:

We need to give him exact instruction. Like:

1.Pick up Nik and Tyler from Nik baseball at 10:30 (we have address)

2.Lunch with Nik and Tyler.

3.Bring Tyler to basketball

4.Wait for me there.I probably will finish by 2pm

  • Mom’s reaction to some good news:

O, my god!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is so so good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dad is on Texas from today to Friday.Can I help you w/banner, but I don`t know what is this.

  • From Dad, after going to the Doctor, he was sick for a while:

Dear Kids:

Just came back from Kaiser. The best medicine in the world could not determine the reason of this event. It is all because this medicine does not recognize the Russian statue I am possessing. Love Papa

  • Artichokes

Good morning Julia,

Dad ate yesterday almost all your artichokes. That mean: delicious.

You need to give me a how to make it, I love it.

In 5 min. I am going to college truck to walk w/coworkers.

Will answer you after.

Love you Mom

  • Wishes

Good morning Julia

I called you yesterday after work ,but you talked w/somebody.

It is OK. How are you, kids?

I talked to Mike yesterday,he is better in any ways.Can you send us something from which he sended to you (Dad can`t find)? I think he has some wishes there .

What is your wish for Hannukkah/New Year?


  • I sent an email both to my mom and dad about what to buy for dinner one night. Here is what they both emailed back:

From Mom:

For Dad:cup of chili,southwestern eggrolls

For me and share w/Dad:grill salmon w/garlic,

That it.

Thank you

From Dad:


  • Another Dinner

Good morning Julia,

Is it any chances that you ,guys will come today for dinner?

I know you planning to go with kids,but may be we can all come together in 1 day?

Then on Friday I won`t be on kichen again.

I didn`t talked with Mike (my brother), yet .

My dinner ready, but it is up to you.

Love you,


  • Cakes

This was the day after Mom’s Birthday, I tried to call her work at work but no one would answer. She made a cake to bring to work for her Birthday:

Hi my love

Thank you so much, even I already talked with you.

Yes,no one answered because they gone on the break to eat my cakes.

Both cakes came good, so soon nothing will be left.I am happy!

People like me.Scott and you called me,Mike sent me big fruit arrangement.

Dad gave me a beautiful flowers.I can not be more happy.

It is nice day for me,even it raining.

See you at home in evening.

Love you


  • Massage or facial

Around Mother’s Day, Mom and I both got gift cards to a Spa:

Thank you ,Julia

Facial is better for me.

Also I ask to live on Tuesday at 3:30 ,so I can go to cemetery. (She means to “leave work” to visit her Mother’s grave at cemetery)

Because Wednesday and Sunday will be rain ,so it is very slippery.

  • Weather

During the rainy season:

I read on weather report that is warning for tornedo for central Orange until 1:30 pm.
So don`t worry,take kids from school safely.

Another, later that same day:


How you pick up Tyler and Nikolas ? I am worry,it is so pouring!

  • Sugar in my tea

From Mom, after seeing how much sugar I put in my tea:

Good morning Yulichka,

Yes, I found yesterday your empty cup of tea and 5 peaces of sugar! Stop drive yourself to diabitis.



  • Friday

OH,it is 2:30. Almost finish with Friday!

Julia,do you want me to bring a lemon for Tyler?

I hope post office have our birth certificate from embassy.

Dad is coming straight from post to your house,so we will see.

Call me after 5 pm ,so I will know where pick up food.


Love you


  • Barks, barks, barks…

I left my dog at my parents for the weekend, while we were away.

You should take your big vase,which on the living room.It is OK about
rug,just I did`t know your floor already done.

Also I didn`t tell you, when Sadie was with us she didn`t sleep until

1:00 am. She was running into all 3 rooms upstairs and looking in all windows and barks,barks,barks. She was looking for you guys. Very sensitive dog, like grandma. (here she is talking about herself)

  • House

I mentioned that her house looks very good after a big remodel. I was also in the process of looking for my own place.

Thank you.I love my house ,too.But it is not your house.When time will
come you`ll chooze you like.
I can see how Saidy running in the park.I like her,she is very pleasant
and friendly dog.
I was very tired yesterday,went to sleep at 9:pm.Since Sunday we ate home
and we finish everything (my refrigerator empty ).So today no cooking
for me-out,out,out.
By the way,this girl at my work/my friend who always take my
May be you could invite her to Nikolas birthday party. Her boy is 7?

  • May 9th, Victory Day in Russia, happened to be after Mother’s Day!

Good morning Julia.

Thank you for nice Mother`s day breakfast,for gifts.

People at work told me that Tilly`s have such backpacks.

May be Saturday I will go,just need to find this store near me.

Also,we forgot –May 9 is a Victory day.Big day in Russia.

Look in webside .It was first time Americans army were marching on Red square.

Love you Mom

  • Denny’s – my parent’s favorite restaurant.

Mom giving me directions to the one by her work, I’ve lived in OC for 22 years…

Julia, it is Denny`s on 17th street.,Santa Ana (Tustin).2314 E 17 th

5 fwy north.Then you can exit Grand, right,then right on 17 th
street(like we going to dentist).On the right side will be Ross,Staples.

I will meet you there.It is easy.

Or 5 fwy ,55 north,exit 17 th street left.But it is more complicated.

Simple wait for in the parking where is Ross.

  • Kids’ Birthday party, and my back was hurting after an eventful evening, which I didn’t feel like discussing with my Mother…


We had great great time yesterday.We like everything:your cake, noise of kids (that is noise of life),see you with friends

I always happy to know you have friend.

Why pain is returning back? You know the reason? It is not good ,especially if painfull. Tell what time to come Sunday to help.

Love you


  • Photo

Good morning, Julia

Yesterday, I look at photo, which you sent to my home E-mail and
printed them .

What a pretty ,funny picture !Thank you

Love you

  • Another photo

That is so good,because it is a lot to see in LA . Also now more easy
with kids to travel.The picture which you sent to me from your cell
where is *** and *** together ,very nice.I printed at work on color
printer and show my friends.
Everybody find that they look very good together,cute couple.

  • Fix car


They fixed yesterday my car and even we picked her up. It was “rear suspension looze” .

Good thing that on summer they work until 9:00 pm,so they have time to fix it.

I am happy ,because I have my car and run smooth.

How is everything home? Is Nikolas was OK yesterday after that fight w/Tyler?

  • Day Off

Good morning,Julia and Tyler

How are you?

Julia I am planning to be sick on Thursday, because :

a) I work Friday

b) I need look for a jacket ( at Nordstrom,may be?)

c) I want spend time with you ,when both kids home

Is this OK with you?

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