So here is another top few list – this time, a top five list and the theme – Mother Figures from books.
Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly book meme created by Samantha and Lainey. Each Wednesday there is a new topic where you can discuss your Top 5 in relation to that topic. You can join the T5W group on GoodReads and see each weekly topic here.
This might be a tough one or not. When I start thinking about mothers that inspire, of course, but natural, the first person I think of is my mom, or amma, as I call her. Immediately after, my mother-in-law (I call her amma as well!) and my grandmoms, followed by all my aunts(and I have a great many), my friends’ moms, and so many other friends who each inspire me in myriad ways.
But this post is about favorite fictional moms. So here they are, five of my (not all):
Favorite Fictional Moms
Marmee in Little Women
Well, of course, she will find her way in this list. Considering the number of times Little Women appears on my blog, it is no surprise that the first fictional mom I thought of was Marmee.
Mama Bear, Berenstain Bears
I first watched The Berenstain Bears on TV with my kids on PBS; and I did love them all. It was only later that I picked up the books to read. And Mama Bear shone as the voice of reason throughout! She is one of those mamas about whom I can say ‘Mama knows best’! And given the antics she put up with, I truly admire her 🙂
Ma Larkin, The Darling Buds of May
This is an unconventional pick indeed. But Ma Larkin is definitely a mom who teaches you to laugh, enjoy life, to take life as it comes. While the Larkin parents appear (are) a bit too carefree and ‘somewhat’ calculating maybe, their joy for life outweighs so much else. Pa Larkin makes his appearance is a favorite dad’s list on my blog 🙂
August’s mom in Wonder
I featured this book recently on my blog. In the book, and in the movie, I did wish that there had been a parent’s side to Auggie’s story; and mom’s perspective would have been something I would have loved to read. Auggie’s mom is a wonderful teacher, super-smart, and .. Her love for, acceptance of, and confidence & pride in August make her a wonderful addition to this list.
Marilla in Anne of Green Gables
Granted, Marilla begins her relationship with Anne in a resentment of sorts; but she warms up to Anne and grows to love her (in her own way) .
So that was my listing of five of my favorite fictional moms. What about you? Did any of your favorites make it on my list?
Note: All images (except the smiley face which is a Pixabay image) in this post are photos taken by me in my favorite location of all – my backyard 🙂