As children, we’re often told that questioning our mother is a big no-no. And that makes perfect sense because moms have wisdom, insight and understanding that can lead us to a better future. So, listening is often the best advice.
Still, this Mother’s Day, we’re encouraging you to question your mother. Sit down with her, get out a pad and pen (or iPad and stylus), and then ask questions that help you understand who she is. It’s one Mother’s Day idea that is sure to be met with laughter, some great stories and a memory you’ll both cherish for years to come.
Below is a list of 20 sample questions to help get you started. Some questions can be serious and some can be some silly, but all will help you to build an even stronger bond with the woman you call “Mom.”
1) What kind of gifts do you remember receiving as a child?
2) What was your first job?
3) What did you put on your bedroom walls when you were young?
4) Who was the big movie star back then?
5) Did you have big fights with your parents when you were growing up? If so, what were they about?
6) What was your favorite toy?
7) Where did you go for vacation?
8) Who was your best friend in high school?
9) Where did you hang out when you were in high school?
10) How would people who knew you in high school describe you?
11) Do you have any regrets about when you were growing up?
12) What’s the bravest thing you’ve ever done?
13) What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever done?
14) What was your favorite kind of music when you were young?
15) If you had won the lottery, what would you have done with the money?
16) What was your favorite TV show as a kid?
17) What makes you happy?
18) What makes you sad?
19) What’s the best thing I can do for you right now?
20) Most important of all, Mom, do you know that I love you?
What other questions would you ask your mom? Share them with us in the “Comments” section below.
May you and your family have a beautiful Mother’s Day!