Monday, May 01, 2006

common ground

I don't think I really had any hobbies or interests I shared with my mom while I was growing up. We both read a lot, but that is about it. The main 'thing' I remember my mom being really into doing when I was a kid was puzzles. She still is. She puts together those 2 sided 1000 piece puzzles with no photo to go by. I've never been that into jigsaw puzzles. I don't remember her doing any 'crafty' hobbies. She didn't sew unless it was to hem something, never crocheted or knitted or cross stitched. She cooked because she had to, not because she particularly enjoyed it. She played bridge with the neighborhood women & she now plays tennis. Mom was always busy with things. She belonged to various organizations & was usually the treasurer or committee chairman. I think that was like a hobby to her. Ihave no interest in that.

I learned to sew & crochet & cross stitch from my grandmothers. I learned to cook on my own. I hope to share my interest in cooking with the boys. I'm going to teach them to sew too.

4 comments:

Meg said...

Sometimes the commonalities skip a generation, I think. My grandmother and I are definitely more crafty than my mom has ever been. Thanks for sharing!

loonyhiker said...

My mom loved jigsaw puzzles too! I think they are okay but not to the extent she liked them. I tried so hard not to be like my mom (I was the spoiled baby of the family) that until this prompt, I didn't realize how much we had in common!

glynis said...

I learned a lot from my grandmothers too. My mom isn't into crafting but both grandmas were and that's where I learned to crochet too. Wow, think what we can teach our granddaughters someday!

faery-wings said...

Sometimes hobbies and interests skip a generation. It sounds like you had a great relationship with your grandma. And props to you for wanting to teach your boys how to sew and cook.