My mother and I

I tell my mother I am not
particularly practical.
And she, my mother, smiles a lot
to me, for being tactical.

We disagree a bit if I
am practical, a handy guy,
when bits and pieces to be done
is handed over to the son.

But I am grateful I receive
the bits and pieces, I believe.
The head and shoulders to be done
is work she never gives the son.