Thursday, May 07, 2009

Ten Questions To Ask Your Mother Now

My oldest daughter sent me an article from CNN.com, with questions to ask your mother, and I decided to post them here. I don't know if she's planning to ask me these questions or not, but they seem hard. I know that there are a lot of questions I would have liked to ask my mother who died in an auto accident when I was 19.

Anyway, here they are. See what you think or go here and read the article. Oh and my smart alek answers.

1. What's the one thing you would have done differently as a mom?
Absolutely nothing, I was perfect.

2. Why did you choose to be with my father?
I was young and stupid.

3. In what ways do you think I'm like you?
None, you are more like your uncle John.

4. Which one of us kids did you like the best?
Whichever one I was talking to at the time.

5. Is there anything you have always wanted to tell me but never have?
Nope, I've not held too much back over the years.

6. Do you think it's easier or harder to be a mother now than when you were raising our family?
Yes, I was able to be at home with you when you were little.

7. Is there anything you regret not having asked your parents?
Not so much regret, as just things I'd like to know.

8. What's the best thing I can do for you right now?
Set up that appt with the nursing home, I'm tired of working for a living.

9. Is there anything that you wish had been different between us -- or that you would still like to change?
See answer #1. I think everything's still perfect.

10. When did you realize you were no longer a child?
What? You are saying I'm no longer a child? I have Peter Pan Syndrome. I'm never growing up.

My answers are all tongue in cheek. I have a hard time being serious. The questions, if answered in the way they are meant, are very thought provoking. But I can also see where they could cause one whopper of a family fight.

I've been thinking about working on an album for each of my children that chronicles their individual lives, and adding pictures of myself and their father when we were the same age of their pictures. I hope this is something I can work on at some point. I think it would be something they would enjoy.

Can you think of any other important questions you'd like to ask your mother?

Have a great Thursday. Pray for our country. Love one another.

7 comments:

#1daughter said...

I just need you to tell me I was adopted. Pleeeeeaaaasssseeee.

Tipper said...

I liked your questions-and answers!

Amy said...

LOL...those are really very good questions - I would have answered many of them the same way you did!

Lisa said...

I can see the family fight too if you had answered the questions any differently. But it would have been fun to be the fly on the wall when it happened!!! Happy Mother's Day to you dear friend!

Lena . . . said...

VERY thought provoking. May send this list to my daughter after I've answered them myself.

Amy said...

Memaw - I'm starting to worry about you! You haven't blogged in several days?? Hope everything in your world is alright?

((Hugs))

Marge said...

Ditto to Amy's comment. Are you okay? Let us know.

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