March 25 – Tell how a female ancestor interacted with her children. Was she loving or supportive? A disciplinarian? A bit of both?
I can’t answer this about my female ancestors further back from my grandparents. I have not discovered anything in my research that would show whether any of my earlier female ancestors were disciplinarians, loving, or anything else.
My grandmothers always seemed loving to my brothers and I but we were their grandchildren and they could hand us back to our parents. ;-) My maternal grandmother always worried in particular about one of my Aunts, even when my Aunt reached the ripe old age of 70+ . Gran was still worrying about if she would get lost while out at the shops! This probably stemmed from the fact that my Aunt was deemed to be very fragile and delicate as a child, but Gran need not have worried, as my Aunt reached the milestone age of 100 years old last November!
My own dear Mum was always loving, fun, hardworking and both she and my dear Dad were strict with my brothers and I, but never so strict that we have resented it in any way. Wherever we went as children people always commented on how well-behaved we were. Although this is about our female ancestors and relatives, it was both Mum and Dad that taught us to respect, to care, to show courtesy, have good manners and so on. We always had fun as a family and both Mum and Dad were always there when we needed them.