Moms are often the keepers’ of family wisdom, the family archivists and key family storytellers. Moms are also often chock-full of secrets. That’s why you should try and take advantage of your mother’s sage words and ask her everything you can.
The folks over at Real Simple came up with a handy list of must-ask questions…
- What’s the one thing you would have done differently as a mom?
- Why did you choose to be with my father?
- In what ways do you think I’m like you? And not like you?
- Which one of us kids did you like the best?
- Is there anything you have always wanted to tell me but never have?
- Do you think it’s easier or harder to be a mother now than when you were raising our family?
- Is there anything you regret not having asked your parents?
- What’s the best thing I can do for you right now?
- Is there anything that you wish had been different between us―or that you would still like to change?
- When did you realize you were no longer a child?
But we can think of a few others. Like: How did you know when it was the right time to have kids? And: How did you get over heartbreak? Also: What’s one thing nobody ever told you about having kids that you wish you had known?
What unanswered questions do you have for your mother? Tell us in the comments!