Jo Tamar has a post up over at Wallaby which was prompted by one of those emails that gets forwarded around. The email was a series of questions about mothers and the cute/amusing/weird answers from 2nd grade kids. Jo’s post focuses on the assumptions behind the questions and the implications of some of the kid’s answers and you should pop over there and have a read and join in the discussion.
Some of us have asked our own kids the same series of questions and because I can I’m going to share with you the answers Tom gave me.
Q1. Why did God make mothers?
God didn’t actually make mothers, evolution did.
Q2. How did God make mothers?
Same answer as the one above.
Q3. What ingredients are mothers made of ?
Lovingness, kindness, huggles (mischievous giggles) and laughs.
Q4. Why did God give you your mother and not some other Mum?
Evolution made my mum the way she is!!! (By now we have a hint of exasperation) I bet whoever wrote these questions believes in God.
Q5. What kind of little girl was your Mum?
A nice, intelligent little girl.
Q6. What did Mum need to know about Dad before she married him?
Whether he was going to be a good husband.
Q7. Why did your Mum marry your Dad?
Q8. Who’s the boss at your house?
Mummy (Why?) You just are. (I couldn’t get him to elaborate.)
Q9. What’s the difference between Mums & Dads?
Dads are not so good to have kisses and cuddles in bed with ‘cause of their beards.
Q10. What does your Mum do in her spare time?
Twitter, look on people’s blogs.
Q11. What would it take to make your Mum perfect?
Nothing, you’re already perfect.
Q12. If you could change one thing about your Mum, what would it be?
Nothing. (He even came back a few minutes later to say “Seriously, there’s nothing I would change about you, you’re perfect just the way you are.” I told him he was a crawler. And gorgeous. And that I’d keep him.)