Sunday, 22 March 2009

Sunday Stealing: The Family Meme




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1. What is something your mom/wife always says to you?

Well, since I've not got a wife, and also since it's Mother's Day over here in the UK today, I guess all of my answers today will be about my mother. Accordingly, I'll edit all future question from 'mom/wife' to 'mother' since 'mom/wife' makes it sound like I'm married to her.

Back to the question, something she always says to me is, "Do you want some drinking chocolate?", although she somehow manages to curb the impulse if I'm actually drinking something at the time.

2. What makes your mother happy?

Her grandchildren, watching musicals.

3. What makes your mother sad?

When my aunt comes over and starts to criticise her, her house, her family (although to be fair, my aunt makes most people sad).

4. How does your mother make you laugh?

She says funny things.

5. What was your mother like as a child?

Clever, studious, shorter.

6. How old is your mother?

Seventy-four.

7. How tall is your mother?

Not tall at all.

8. What is her favorite thing to do?

Well, she spends a lot of time these days doing embroidery, so either that or talking on the phone.

9. What does your mother do when you're not around?

I don't know; I'm not around.

10. If your mother becomes famous, what will it be for?

Whatever she does when I'm not around.

11. What is your mother really good at?

Being a mother. She's the best.

12. What is your mother not very good at?

Downloading email attachments. That's a black art she has to call me in for.

13. What does your mother do for a job?

She used to be a chartered accountant. These days she helps out on a part-time basis doing volunteer work at the local school, helping young children with their reading.

14. What is your mother's favorite food?

Turkish Delight.

15. What makes you proud of your mother?

Bringing me and my sister up as a single-parent family (we were a real handful; although judging by my nephew and niece, all siblings are a real handful).

16. If your mother were a cartoon character, who would she be?

Betty Boop.

17. What do you and your mother do together?

Watch an awful lot of television.

18. How are you and your mother the same?

We're both fairly intelligent, easy-going, nice (although my mother's way nicer than me).

19. How are you and your mother different?

She's much better at cooking and cleaning than I am. Less lazy too (though so are most people). I'm better at downloading email attachments.

20. How do you know your mother loves you?

She's been doing my laundry for four decades - what greater love can there be?

21. What does your mother like most about your dad/yourself?

Don't know about what she likes about my father, since I've seen them together on less than a handful of occasions. As for what she likes about me, no idea - I'm guessing it must all be unconditional love.

22. Where is your mother's favorite place to go?

Bed.

7 comments:

NurseExec said...

Loved your answers :)

Paula said...

It was nice getting to know your mother...

A Blog In The Rough said...

Awww you've gotta a sweet mom too :)

blueviolet said...

I can totally relate to the lack of computer knowledge. Boy, can I ever.

Improbable Joe said...

Isn't that unconditional love great?

kalea_kane said...

I loved your answer for number 10. I think your mom sounds pretty awesome!

An Eerie Tapestry said...

Thanks for the comments. Yeah, my mother's pretty awesome, but I'm sure most mothers are (although obviously not as awesome as mine, but I could be biased).