Friday, March 6, 2009

An Interview With My Children

A little something stolen today: I asked these questions to my three children, Grace, Tommy, and Katie.

1. What is something mom always says to you?
K: I don't know.
T: my name.
G: Go to bed.

2. What makes mom happy?
K: When I clean up my room wiffout being told.
T: When I behave.
G: When Barack Obama was elected president.

3. What makes mom sad?
K: When I don't clean up my room.
T: When I get in trouble.
G: I don't know.

4. How does your mom make you laugh?
K: tickle me.
T: by tickling me.
G: When you accidentally poured orange juice in your Dr. Pepper. (that was a rough morning.)

5. What was your mom like as a child?
K: being ticklish.
T: being silly and behaving and misbehaving.
G: I wasn't alive, I don't know.

6. How old is your mom?
T: 33.
G: 33.

7. How tall is your mom?
K: tall, like 33 feet.
T: 5 1/2 feet.
G: Five foot and a half I think. (5'7'', they were very close.)

8. What is her favorite thing to do?
K: doing chores.
T: Relax
G: To date Greg. (one of these answers is very very wrong.)

9. What does your mom do when you're not around?
K: being sad that you miss me.
T: I don't know.
G: Get on the computer and do all this blogging.

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
K: I don't know.
T:I can't answer that one.
G: Reading.

11. What is your mom really good at?
K: typing like this (wiggles fingers quickly.)
T: Writing.
G: Typing. Because you're just looking at me and typing so fast. (I am very fast. I used to be a transcriptionist.)

12. What is your mom not very good at?
K: I don't know. You tell me.
T: Keeping us from getting in trouble.
G: I don't know.

13. What does your mom do for a job?
K: Take care of us.
T: take care of teenagers.
G: You babysit teenagers.

14. What is your mom's favorite food?
K: Cilantro.
T: i don't know.
G: Ice cream and junk food and brownies and desserts.

15. What makes you proud of your mom?
K: playing uno.
T: I don' t know.
G: I'm proud of you for being brave enough to ask strangers if they want Girl Scout Cookies with me.

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
K: a chef
T: Popeye
G: Bugs Bunny

17. What do you and your mom do together?
K: play together, like pretend stuff.
T: play
G: we talk.

18. How are you and your mom the same?
K: Can I have junk food?
T: We both have lungs.
G: we're both girls.

19. How are you and your mom different?
K: because all of the people is different.
T: I'm a boy, you're a girl.
G: You are a grown-up.

20. How do you know your mom loves you?
K: I don't KNOW. YOU TELL ME. (stomps foot.)
T:Because you're my mommy.
G: Because you always say that you love me.

21. What does your mom like most about your dad?
K: I want candy.
T: I don't know. Can I go now?
G: He's your husband.

22. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
K: The zoo.
T: I don't want to do this! I'm leaving!
G: Grandma and Grandpa's house.


  1. Orange juice in your Dr. Pepper, huh? Sounds tasty! :-D

    Ok, my favorite thing about these questions is watching the younger ones get derailed along the way. Katie is not the first one I've seen to get side-tracked by the idea of candy on these questions LOL

  2. Cilantro? I didn't even know what cilantro was until two years ago. I like Tommy's answer: you both have lungs.

  3. You were happy when B. Obama was elected? I cried.

  4. HA! You are not very good at keeping them from getting in trouble? Me neither. We need to work on that.

    And Cilantro??

  5. I love the not wanting to answer the last few questions. Did they not like the one-on-one time?

  6. Just to clarify, no, I did not vote for our new president, but I was excited about the history, and may have told Grace 8,000 times or so to watch this on TV! Because it's History!

    And also, I am kind of a nut about cilantro, but I can't say it's my favorite food because it doesn't contain chocolate.

  7. My favorite answer was Tommy's "We both have lungs."

  8. Hahaha! I love it. That is just too cute. I may have to steal that sometime. :)


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