It didn't start out very well. The computer was lagging, which made me annoyed, which made her annoyed, and she kept complaining throughout the first few minutes of episode 1. So after several minutes of getting the computer sorted out, we just watched episode 2 and 3. ^^; Her opinion so far...
Mom: It's enjoyable, but this anime isn't helpful at all! Stop watching it! >/
Me: You don't watch anime because it's helpful. O_o
Mom: At least you learn things on Yakitate Japan!!
So um....I'm gonna try again when she's in a better mood. >>; For right now I'll just stick to Mushishi and Yakitate Japan with her. I'm considering showing Suzumiya Haruhi in the chronological order, since we skipped episode 1 already, and mom isn't that patient when it comes to anime. But that would mean most of the less interesting episodes would be at the end.....I can really understand why the animators decided to mess with the episode chronology now.