“What Do You Know about Mom?” Ensign, Apr. 2005, 72–73
Where was Mom born? What’s her favorite food? Could your children correctly answer these questions about you?
A few years ago, I discovered that mine didn’t know as much about me as I had assumed. For a family home evening lesson before Mother’s Day, I prepared a short, multiple-choice quiz about my background as well as likes and dislikes. Though my children enjoyed learning more about me, I was surprised at how many things I thought I had told them but they couldn’t recall.
Though I didn’t initially expect to learn much from a quiz about me, perhaps I learned the most poignant lesson—it’s important to share my life stories with my children now, not someday.
Since this experience, I have tried to tell my children more about myself and other family members, and I am writing my personal history.
Try preparing a similar quiz to spotlight your parents, your husband for Father’s Day, or any family member at any time. It’s a fun, simple way to help prevent your life history from becoming forgotten history.
Michelle H. Thompson, Smithfield 13th Ward, Smithfield Utah Stake