All about mothers, according to 8 year-olds

No one knows mothers like their children, and no one can articulate just what makes moms great, quite like an eight year-old can.  For Mother's Day, Jammy's teacher asked everyone in class a set of questions about their moms, and compiled the best answers.  Their responses are some of the most candid, witty and touching I've ever had the privilege of reading, and I had to share them with everyone.  Don't be surprised if you see yourself in their answers below -- yes, you are allowed to smile!

What ingredients are mothers made of?
  • Clouds and angel hair and everything nice in the world and a dab of mean
  • They had to get their start from big people bones
  • Then they mostly use string, I think.
  • Love and sweetness
  • Teeth, my mom smiles a lot.

What kind of little girl was your mom?
  • My mom has always been my mom and none of that other stuff
  • I don't know because I wasn't there, but I guess she would be pretty bossy
  • My auntie says she used to be nice
  • I think she recycled a lot
  • Unselfish and creative
  • My mom was mischievous
  • She was into sports and stuff

Who's the boss at your house?
  • Mom doesn't want to be boss, but has to because dad's such a goof ball
  • My mom... you can tell by room inspection.  She sees stuff under the bed.
  • I guess mom is, but only because she has a lot more to do than dad.
  • Half and half because my dad has to ask her everything.
  • Both -- when I ask my dad something, he always says to "go ask mom".

What's the difference between Moms and Dads?
  • Moms work at work and work at home and dads just go to work at work.
  • Dads are taller and stronger, but moms have all the real power 'cause that's who you got to ask if you want to sleep over at your friend's.
  • Moms have magic, they make you feel better without medicine.
  • My mom is much nicer when I get in trouble.
  • They don't really look that much alike.

What does your Mom do in her spare time?
  • Mothers don't have spare time.
  • According to my mom, she pays bills all day long.
  • She does a lot of yoga
  • She talks on the phone ALL day.
  • She goes shopping.
  • Work, work, work.

What would it take to make your Mom perfect?
  • She is already perfect.
  • Nothing... she already is.
  • She should play more video games.
  • She says she could use a vacation.

If you could change one thing about your Mom, what would it be?
  • She should rest more.
  • She could make me waffles in the morning.
  • Definitely nothing... she's awesome.
  • She has this thing about me keeping my room clean.  I'd get rid of that.
  • I'd make her smarter.  Then she'd know it was my sister who did it and not me.
  • I'd like for her to get rid of the eyes on the back of her head.
  • She could let me be the boss.

What does your mom do best?
  • Loves me all the time... no matter what.
  • Plays with me.
  • She loves me... duh!
  • She cooks really good stuff.
  • She reads to me a lot.
  • She takes care of me.
  • She loves me... that is what she does best.
  • She is really good on the computer.
  • She takes care of everybody.
  • She loves me and my dad.
  • Talking... definitely talking.
  • Just being my mommy.
  • She knows how to make people fell happy.
  • She knows how to have fun birthday parties.
  • She is silly and makes me giggle.
  • She always listens when I have a problem.


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Anonymous said...

Cant say better than that ana.all your children look good and there dad aint bad either.
A & Dxx

Asianmommy said...

Haha! Love that definition!