May 9, 1999 My Mother's Day Entry
I love to fantasize. And this Mother's Day I gave some though to a question once asked of me.
If you could pick nine mother's to have over for Mother's Day dinner who would you invite and why?
Madonna would definitely be on my list. To go from material girl to mommy is a wonder in itself. I'd also like to hear how motherhood has changed her, and if she would like to have more children.
Cher is a personal favorite. I love her music, her style, and her boldness. I would like to pick her brain on feminism and what it was like finding out her daughter was a lesbian. Now in her fifties and full of wisdom, I would like to know if she would do anything differently.
The next two moms I would ask, are a couple, Melissa Ethridge and her lover(her name escapes me). They have two children and I think their family is incredibly interesting. I would tried to avoid the "father" question, but I would definitely want to know how they maintain a balance between the yin and the yang.
Whoopie Goldberg, is one of my favorite actress'. She was a single mother and then her daughter had a child at a very young age. Also her humor would be a great addition to the atmosphere of the dinner.
Hillary Clinton would be a must at any dinner party. I would want to hear all about her personal life with Bill and how Chelsea is coping with the scandal. I'd also like to hear how as a mother and wife this made her feel and how she talked to Chelsea about such a delicate and personal issue as adultery.
I'd also ask non-famous women as well. There is a particular woman who lives down the street, Mrs. F, who has three children, practices attachment parenting, is a vegetarian, and appears to be the perfect homemaker. She is one of the women I stand in awe of. I wonder how she does it every day, how she balances it all and how she makes time for herself.
Another non-famous mom that I would ask to the dinner would be a woman named Rebecca Prewitt. She has her own web site discussing parenting and religious issues. She has six children and her experience, her faith is encouraging to me. I think she would be insightful to any discussion that would be had over dinner.
The last person I would want at dinner would be my mom. She died last year the day after Mother's Day and I would love to see her smile, hear her voice and get her opinion on the choices I have made in the past year.