Here is my friend Teri's response to the "ideal mother" question (in case you missed it in the comments).
Hmmm, that is a hard one. Maybe a combo of June Cleaver, Betty Crocker, (the crafty,creative side) Jane Goodall(because I live with Monkey's ;), and Mother Theresa!
May 29, 2007 6:12 pm
Do you see?
And then I finally talk with my long-lost friend/soul sister Melissia tonight on the phone (it must have been over a week!), and she tells me that she's thinking long and hard about this question. And that Mother Theresa is on the list.
Do you see?
So of course I'm now only waiting on Julie, who is, of course, Mother Theresa Herself sans crucifix and rosary beads.
So now you see. Now you see why I've selfishly collected these beautiful souls around me. Gathered them up, boxed them in (well, not literally) and have them always within arm's reach.
(shaking her head) I aspire to be Samantha with her Twitching Nose and Irritating Mother, and they aim for Mother Theresa.
I am a lucky, lucky girl to be exposed to such gracefulness.
sidenote: I did not bother the Other Mama's with this question only because they are terribly busy, not because I don't equally admire and cherish them - or else because they are not Public Bloggers. :)
Still awaiting for Melissia's official and Julie's response, :)
A feeling playful Steph