Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mother's Day Q&A with Liz

In honor of Mother's Day, I wanted to get my own mom's advice for new mamas and her personal thoughts on motherhood.  I sent her an email with ten thoughtful questions that I really wanted to know her most heartfelt responses for.  While I was hoping for longer answers and a bit more detail, I should have expected the short and sweet responses from my mom. Regardless, I know this is something that I will cherish for quite some time :)

1. How did Dad celebrate your first Mother's Day?
Your father purchased a food processor.

2. What was your favorite Mother's Day gift?
The very Cuisinart you girls hate.

3. Looking back now, what was the hardest part about being a new mom?
My mom died in 1976. Your dad's mom had just died so I was at a loss for what to do. I was petrified of being a mom. What if I broke you!

4. What advice do you have for first time moms?
When people want to dish out pearls of motherhood wisdom, nod, smile and say bless your heart.

5. What advice do you have for moms who are adding a new baby to the family? (No Mom, this is not a hint to anything.)
GO FOR IT! The second, third, fourth... more are easier!

6. What was your favorite age? Why?
When each of your would nuzzle my neck and snuggle me and then [when you] were old enough to talk and tell me where you wanted to go on vacation.

7. What was your least favorite age? Why?
Probably 19-20. You all were old enough to vote yet young enough to wreak havoc with my heart.

8. What was your proudest moment as a mom? This can be child specific (obviously, I am sure it would be about me as I am your favorite) or can apply to the group as a whole.
When you stopped your projectile vomiting! lol. There are too many to name. They are still occurring. 

9. What is/was the hardest part of motherhood?
When each of you took the car for the first time. Or when you all proved your independency and moved away.

10. What is the best part of being a grandma?
Being able to set up education accounts and knowing their educations will be paid. (No payment for not graduating.)

I threw in a bonus question.
Who is your favorite grandchild? (Obviously, everyone knows it's Natalie).
Juice, Gemma, Lugnut, Hank and Lady.

There you have it folks, Liz's short and sweet thoughts on motherhood :) As for her response to the bonus question, at least my dogs weren't last!  

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