1. Share something you appreciate (or something you appreciated as you were growing up) about your mother.
I appreciate the fact that she was a stay-at-home mom for 10 kids without going insane! She would get up every morning & pack our school lunches and fix my dad's breakfast.
2. A quote most commonly ascribed to Plato reads "Necessity is the mother of invention." When did this last play out in your own experience?
I've got nothing for this one.
3. Share one of the earliest memories you have from childhood.
I was talking to someone the other day, and my "batman slippers" were brought up. When we had green beans, I would wear them to the table and put them in my slippers so I wouldn't have to eat them.
4. When did you last 'hit the mother lode'? What was it?
A while back, I got online and got a boat-load of Bath & Body Works lotions for under $50. My favorite (which is now discontinued) was $2/bottle, AND I had a code for buy 2, get one free. I ended up with 6 of them!
5. What is/was your favorite dish mom made? Do you make that dish for your family/friends now that you're all grown up?
This isn't my favorite, but every Friday we would have Tuna Casserole (a.k.a. "Catholic Casserole") or fish sticks with mac & cheese and peas. I made the casserole once, and CH could barely stand it! We have fish sticks every now & then, but not a favorite!
6. Mother May I? was at one time a popular children's game. It required no equipment or parts to play. What was your favorite childhood game where you could just turn up and play-no gear needed?
In the summers, neighborhood kids would come to our house for Kick the Can or Hide & Seek. Good times!
7. Which TV mom (past or present) is your favorite, and why?
Claire Huxtable. She had a career, kept up with the kids, and kept (or tried to keep!) Cliff in line. All while looking beautiful and joking about it.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Who is taking advantage of the Billy Joel station on Sirius? He is just amazingly talented. I'm loving hearing the backstories on his songs, and where he got the inspiration for them. The only time I'm tempted to turn the station is when they play a cover. Honestly, nobody, and I mean nobody should be singing his songs except for him. Not Barbra Streisand, not Englebert Humperdinck. I just cringe when those come on!
(After I put that in, I saw a video of his daughter singing "Just the Way you Are", and it was pretty good. So maybe, just maybe, she would be the only person who could cover one of his songs!)
This has got to be one of my favorite Billy Joel songs: