We had house guests and my mother wasnt sitting still for even moment. And when there were opportunities like when she was sitting down to eat so was I! One day I finished eating earlier AND I remembered that I had to make a sketch. I was sneaky as my mother can get very self-conscious. She was at the head of the table peeling and dicing mangoes for our dessert. I sat across her and did this sketch everytime she got back to the task. The rest of the time she was talking to my sister's in-laws who were visiting. I got a little bit more than 15 minutes and couldnt ask her to sit longer as she was busy.
I showed it to her at the end and she sadly told me that I'd made her look very old and did she really have jowls? I guess those are because she had her head bent while peeling. I think having seen my earlier drawing of hers she was better prepared 😀 I liked her comments now and earlier, because they were honest and heartfelt. I love my mother very much and she has spent her life devoted to her 3 children. She is very proud of us and like most mothers thinks that her 3 are the best in the world. It is unconditional and something that we take for granted.
Earlier Post on the same topic – Amma