Rate Yourself As A Mom On A Scale of 1 To 10



photo by Alio Viera

The other night at dinner, I sat at the kitchen table with my teenage daughter. Some nights, “family dinner” means just us two. I’ve been getting used to making dinners that are easy to scoop out and reheat in a flash. Teenagers are here one minute, gone the next. And I’m just referring to the dinner hour.

My daughter has always loved to ask the hypothetical questions. The “what-ifs” and the “what would you dos.” And as philosophical as they may be, she likes her hypotheticals quantifiable. She likes answers that are in percentages, or on her famous “scale of 1 to 10.”

Between forkfuls of asparagus risotto, she asked, “What if someone asked you to rate yourself as a mother? What would you say, on a scale of 1 to 10?” read more


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  1. Reblogged this on Jane Wilson.

    1. Thanks, Jane!

  2. I always wondered if I could have done something different being a proud step-Mom and an even prouder Grandma of 4, but I’m glad I do what I do and enjoy every moment of it! Sounds like your daughter already knows you’re a great Mom, Eva–what a wonderful moment. . . . 🙂

    1. You are an amazing Grandma, Judee! I love all your granddaughter stories, more please!

    • Lillie Bryen

    • 9 years ago

    I always wonder what the kids will think I did wrong. Good to know mabe they didn’t notice (p.s. I’m definitely a 10, rounded up from a 3.5.)

    1. I round up on everything but my weight!

  3. Brilliant. I can just picture the scene in the kitchen. Sounds like you have a good relationship with your daughter and that she’s lucky to have you. 🙂

    1. I’m lucky to have her, of course! xo

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