As I spend time with my mom, I look back at all the questions i had hoped to ask my dad before he passed away. While I do know the answers to many of the questions I have, there are a few I am hazy about and others I don’t know answers to at all. Each passing day is a missed opportunity to talk about the things that will help us understand our parents even better. So here are some questions to ask your parents now, ones I plan to ask my mom when she is doing okay, and able to answer the questions I have. After all, these are all questions only they can answer.
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13 Questions To Ask Your Parents Now
I might be cheating a little here but the questions I put together are ones I might end up asking together of anyone at all.
- What is your very first memory? What about your favorite memory from your childhood?
- What family tradition do you cherish the most? From your childhood as well as something we did together.
- Who is the oldest relative you remember? Your most cherished relative? Is there anyone in our family that I haven’t met that you want me to know about?
- Tell me about the day I was born. How about my sibling(s)?
- What were your college days like? Your school days?
- What are the 3 happiest times in your life?
- What did I do as a child that frustrated you and what did I do that you loved? What about my siblings? (or Describe my siblings and me.)
- What do you remember most about your wedding day?
- Pick something your parent loves and ask questions related to that. For example, my mom is a great cook, so my questions to her would be about her favorite dishes (appetizers, main course, desserts) to make and to eat as well!
- Your favorite thing/memory about your partner?
- What one thing would make you feel better today?
- What question should I be asking you so that I can live the best life possible?
- What have YOU always wanted to ask ME?
There are so many more questions I know I will want to ask, and will add on to this list as I think of them.
Linking up to Thursday 13 where you can check out other blogger’s cool lists of 13 somethings.
- How to Live our Legacy Everyday So We Leave One
- Mango and Peppercorns by Tung Nguyen, Katherine Manning, and Lyn Nguyen with Elisa Ung . Check out my review here
- 300 Questions to Ask Your Parents Before It’s Too Late by Shannon L. Alder
- 131 Connecting Conversations for Parents and Teens by Jed Jurchenko
- Both Little Women as well as Pride and Prejudice are both great examples of books about families, mothers and daughters especially.
- More to add here…..
And Now, the End of This ‘Questions to Ask Your Parents’ Post
Dear reader, what questions would you add to this list? Do let me know so I can add it here, and ask my mom (if relevant to her).