|Four generations: Me, My Mother holding Anna, My Son, Daniel|
My granddaughter, Anna has met two of her great grandmothers. I sincerely hope they live long enough for her to remember them. But they'd have to live quite long for her to remember the sound of their voices. One of my great grandmothers, whom I remember for giving me my "first paper money" passed away when I was 6 1/2. I remember her giving me my first dollar bill and then being so impressed several days later that I hadn't spent it that she gave me another "to keep it company" but I don't remember what her voice sounded like.
|My Mother-in-Law with my granddaughter|
So what will I ask the mothers? Some questions about things we might have heard before, or things we possibly don't know, questions about "the good old days"--how good were they? About their parents, their courtships, their thoughts on becoming mothers.
If you are blessed enough to be able to celebrate Mother's Day with your mother or grandmother, you might want to try this too. Ask everyone, to come up with a question or two. If you are a homeschooling mom you can make this a project!
|My Daughter-in-Law with my Granddaughter|
- What is the first event you remember that would have been in the newspapers?
- What memories do you have of before you went to school?
- What was your favorite subject in school?
- What did you think you would be when you grew up?
- Who was your first crush on? What happened to him?
- What extra-curricular activities were you involved in in high school?
- Tell us about your first date or visit with Dad.
- How did you know he was the one for you.
- What did you fear about motherhood before your first child was born?
- How did you choose your children's names?
I'm sure every question will bring to mind others. I'm really looking forward to this time together.
So, Mom, be forewarned!