How Motherly Are You?

By: Brian Whitney

How Motherly Are You?
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About This Quiz

You don't have to be a mom to be motherly. Whether you are motherly or not is an odd thing; you might not even know how much you are until you are put in the situation of having to take care of someone.  

You know the type, going along through life and acting like they have no mothering instinct at all, then they get a dog, and all they do is just mother the heck out of it. Later, that same person that used to act all cool and independent has children of her own, and she turns into mother of the year. What is that all about anyway?

What about you? You might think you are the mother of the year, but maybe you aren't quite as motherly as you think. That isn't a bad thing necessarily. Or perhaps you are someone that acts like they could care less about being motherly, and deep down inside you are just a big old softie, that is as motherly as all get out. 

It really is hard to tell when you think about it. Maybe once you get done with changing those diapers, you should take this quiz and find out just how motherly you actually are.

Would you make something special for dinner if your kid was whining?
Of course, poor baby.
It was in the mood.
Probably not.
No way.

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Another child punched your child and he is crying; what do you do?
Shoo the other child away and run up and give your child hugs.
Go make sure my child is okay.
Yell at the other mom.
Tell my child to stop making a scene.

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Would you ever volunteer at your child's school?
For sure.
Maybe.
Probably not.
No way.

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What are you doing while your child is at the playground?
Staying close by, making sure he is okay.
Watching from afar.
Sitting on a bench reading a book.
Texting a bet to my bookie.

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Would you make sure your child ate healthily every day?
Of course!
I would do my best.
Most days I would.
No, I don't even eat healthily.

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How much TV could your child watch a day?
None.
1-2 hours.
3-5 hours.
6 or more hours.

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Would you let your 14-year-old be at home with a girl he likes?
No way.
Maybe, but I would talk to him about things first.
Probably.
Sure!

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Would you help with homework?
Yes, of course.
If I had time.
Maybe.
No way.

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What would breakfast be for your child?
Yogurt and granola
Eggs and bacon
A bagel with cream cheese
A sausage and egg sandwich from the gas station

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Would you do all the laundry?
Of course!
Most of it.
Ugh. I guess so.
No. Why?

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Do you mind cleaning up all sorts of gross things that your child might have left behind?
No, that is part of being a mom.
A little, but I will do it.
I kind of do.
Yes, I mind a lot.

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Your child tells you someone has been teasing her at school, what do you do?
Hug her and tell her that you love her.
Tell her you will call the school in the morning and help her solve the problem.
Listen to her and let her talk it out.
Tell her that no one likes a tattletale.

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Would you go to all of your child's sporting events?
Of course!
Most of them.
I would do my best.
Who has time for that?

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You catch your 14-year-old drinking, what do you do?
Freak out, he is way too young!
Talk to him about the dangers of drinking.
Punish him.
Tell him that drinking is fine, as long as he doesn't drive.

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Would you get your kid up for school every day?
Of course!
I would try.
Most days I would.
No, he can set his own alarm.

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Would you look forward to parent-teacher meetings?
For sure!
Yes, but I would be nervous.
Not really.
Not at all.

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Would you ever hire a nanny?
No way!
Probably not.
I don't think so.
Of course, I would.

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Would you let your child hang out with another kid who has a bad reputation?
No way!
Probably not.
It depends.
Sure, my kid can make his own decisions.

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How many kids do you want?
3 or more
2
1
0

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Do you love animals?
So much!
Most of them I do.
Some of them.
Not really.

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What do you think of changing diapers?
It is all part of being a mother.
I don't like it, but I will do it.
It's kind of gross.
I would never do that.

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Are you good at reading stories?
I am the best at it.
I like to think so.
I am okay.
I am not that great.

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Would you like to go shopping with your teenage daughter?
I would love that.
That sounds fun.
I guess so.
I would rather die.

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Are you patient?
Extremely.
Usually.
Not very.
Not at all.

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Do you like to cuddle?
I love it.
Who doesn't?
When I am in the mood.
Not really.

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Do you like to dance in the kitchen?
As much as I can.
If the mood strikes me.
Not really.
I have never done that.

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How good at baking are you?
So good!
Pretty good.
Not that good.
I can't bake at all.

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What do you do when you are mad at your children?
Hug them.
Lecture them.
Yell at them.
Threaten to knock their blocks off.

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Have you ever kissed a boo boo?
Of course. Lots of times.
A few times.
No, but I would.
What is a boo boo?

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Would you mind driving your kids around on errands?
Not at all!
Not really.
Kind of.
I would hate that.

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