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A Mother's Work  by Dreamflower 67 Review(s)
AntaneReviewed Chapter: 7 on 5/14/2014
Sweet story! My sister is near to Rosie in number and my oldest nephew just graduated college and is now a Marine officer! I am dying of pride. :)

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

AndreaReviewed Chapter: 7 on 5/14/2014
It is amazing how seemingly easily Rosie can handle all sorts of problems with her children: small problems with small children and big problems with big children.

But Sam is also quite innovative when help is needed:

Little Robby looked quite confused to see his mother feeding this interloper, but Sam distracted him with a rusk of honey-bread. "You are a big brother now, Robin-a-bobbin!"

Author Reply: Sam is pretty awesome, too! But this was a mother's day fic, so he gladly took a back seat to his Rosie!

LarnerReviewed Chapter: 7 on 5/13/2014
An excellent decision on Elanor's part, and a good example for Arwen to think on for when her own time of motherhood comes.

Author Reply: Yes, well Elanor's decision was not hard for her when she had been so well taught by her parent's about her Uncle Frodo!

And I think Arwen may be in awe of our Rosie!

LindeleaReviewed Chapter: 7 on 5/12/2014
Lovely! (clapping hands in delight)

This nickname makes me smile.

Rose is indeed a very wise mother. Consequences are usually necessary (as well as educational), even when there is forgiveness...

Good for you, getting this published today. My Mother's Day story is only half-finished at present. Should I publish it several days (or weeks) late or wait until next year, I wonder?

We are in the last throes of sorting through the last of the boxes in cellar and attic, and then the "For Sale" sign can finally go up!

Author Reply: I thought it sort of a hobbity nickname; Sam calls Robin that in my story "Sam the Turtle Goes to Mordor", so I figure it would be a family nickname.

Rose is quite wise! (Even when she's on the verge of giving birth!)

Oh, I'd say whichever appeals to you. I'd rather see it sooner than later, but I don't wish to be greedy.

Good luck with the house sale, sweetie! I hope it all goes smoothly (which is much more important than quickly).

Garnet TookReviewed Chapter: 7 on 5/12/2014
Rose really is a wise mum. I have to hand it to her managing 13 children. I could never have come close to handling even a quarter that number.

Now I'm wanting to know what happen between Elanor and the bully and how the Queen handled the situation.

Happy Mother's Day.

Author Reply: The episode with Elanor and Lady Haleth is my story A: Like An Antagonized Arwen" in my "Alphabet for Middle-earth" anthology.

I could barely handle one. It's amazing to me how some mothers of large families can do it. I have a customer at work, a young mother of six darling little kids all under ten, five blondes and one wee redhead. She was in today and I noticed she's expecting again. Those kids are beautifully behaved! They stay with her, the older ones holding the littler ones' hands. They're not perfect--sometimes one may start to handle something or wander off, but she only has to tell them once, and in a very mild voice, to stop, and they do. I am totally in awe of her!

Queen GaladrielReviewed Chapter: 6 on 4/7/2013
Aww, so cute! I don't envy Adamanta the twelve children...I think just one would be nice. :P

Author Reply: One was enough for me. (Though when I was a new bride, I wanted six. I think things turned out for the best--believe me, one was plenty!)

Queen GaladrielReviewed Chapter: 5 on 4/7/2013
Ha! This is what Bilbo meant in your Mathom story! Priceless! :D

Author Reply: Yep. He and Siggy had some very interesting times together, LOL!

Queen GaladrielReviewed Chapter: 4 on 4/7/2013
Teehee! Baby Pippin! This is so sweet. I love the end.

Author Reply: Pippin's an adorable baby! I love to write him when he's that tiny!

I was afraid the ending was a little sappy, but I was glad most of my readers did not think so.

Queen GaladrielReviewed Chapter: 3 on 4/7/2013
Aww! Poor little Merry! This just makes me want to cuddle him!

Author Reply: Yes, poor little Merry! But you can see he's going to have trouble with separation anxiety all his life.

(Made me want to cuddle him, too!)

Queen GaladrielReviewed Chapter: 2 on 4/7/2013
Oh my...oh dear...Poor Bell! LOL! Somehow, I'm really glad we have electric or gas stoves now instead of fireplaces that produce soot... But the incident with the cupboard would be truly terrifying.

Author Reply: Soot is a hassle to deal with!

The incident with the cupboard is based on an incident that happened to me when I was about six--my little sister tried to climb up a chest of drawers, and it began to topple. I was able to catch it from hitting the floor with her (like Frodo did) but I had to scream bloody murder for my mom to come in to help lift it back up so she could crawl out without being hurt! Trust me, it *was* terrifying!

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