Thursday, March 12, 2009

An interview with my kids....

I saw this interview over at Juggling Paynes' hangout. The answers her kids gave made me literally LOL. Then it started popping up on Facebook and I interrupted my school day to interview the kids.

It only made sense, really. I sent Mini-Me off to finish her Geography in the other room, hoping to get some unbiased answers. It didn't quite work out the way I'd hoped. But we got some evident personalities, anyway.

The task at hand: "Ask your children these questions and tell them not to hesitate and to give the answer that comes to the top of their head. Make sure to delete my answers."

Who are you giving the survey to name/age/gender:
in the order of questioning:
G-man - 8.5
Mini-Me 10.5
J-man - 4.5 (5 in April)
mini-E - Newly minted Age 3 - was sleeping. But here's a picture of her just in case you wanted to see it. Just 'cause I love ya.

1.What is something mom always says to you?
G = I love you
M = I love you
J = I super love you, I love you more

2. What makes mom happy?
G = Do not be disobedient
M = When I surprise her by doing her chores when she's putting Erica down for a nap
J = silly faces

3. What makes your mom sad?
G = When we hit her, and that's not very often (i'm really glad he included that in there)
M = When my brother's fight and hurt each other - it also makes her grumpy
J = Keep hitting my brother and not letting him fight boxing on the wii.

4. How does your mom make you laugh?
G = jokes
M = I don't know ... wait ... hold it... when she makes funny faces
J = tickles!!

5. What was your mom like as a child?
G = I don't know.
M - I don't know. My grandmother knows that stuff, not me.
J = She was like G-man (This made me laugh -- I made sure the Professor saw it, too.)

6. How old is your mom?
G = 35
M = 35
J = 35 - (but he had help from G. I was hoping for a 10 or 21 or something.)

7. How tall is your mom?
G = I. don't. know.
M = Short
J = 35

8. What is her favorite thing to do?
G = Do school work and play on the web
M -= Read
J = play a video game!

9. What does your mom do when you're not around?
G = plays video games, or the web or talks to my dad
M = I don't know - I'm not around.
J = play a game

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
G = Trusting God
M = Singing
J = Playing the web

11. What is your mom really good at?
G = playing the web, reading books, muppets party cruise, doing school work
M = Laundry (she also said crocheting, but I'm not and made her change her answer.)
J = Typing and playing video games ( can you tell he has a one -track mind?) and playing with Daddy on the TV.

12. What is your mom not very good at?
G = Not getting calories - when she doesn't know what they have
M = Engineering. (She now has the giggles!!!)
J = Boxing

13. What does your mom do for her job?
G = Do Schoolwork
M = Housework. School work, too.
J = School work!

14. What is your mom's favorite food?
G = I have never really asked her
M = Goulash. but I don't like it.
J = A big salad!!
(I CAN'T believe they didn't say CHOCOLATE!!!!)

15. What makes you proud of your mom?
G = When she beats daddy at Muppets
M = Because I love her
J = Playing by myself with toys - and not hitting anybody and being like You. That makes my mom happy.

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
G = Gonzo on Muppets
M = Hobbes from Calvin & Hobbes
J = Gonzo!
(I can't believe they didn't say Kung Fu Panda!)

17. What do you and your mom do together?
G = School work and ride bikes
M = School work, snuggle on the couch, ride bikes
J = Play video games

18. How are you and your mom the same?
G = Our hair color
M = We both have a dislike of when the boys argue.
J = When you grow up

19. How are you and your mom different?
G = I have different eyes than her
M = She's Older
J = 'cause I am shorter

20. How do you know your mom loves you?
G = She says it all the time
M = I just know.
J = She tucks me in. (this made me melt. Awwwww)

22. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
G = Sonic
M = Panera
J = Same thing Melody said.

23. What is your mom’s favorite movie?
G = Batman or Abbott and Costello
M = Psych
J = Psych (again, he copied M's answer, but wouldn't change his mind.)

24. What would be the perfect day for mom?
G = Do anything
M = Go on a date with Daddy
J = This day!

25. How does mom get money?
G = From my dad.
M = From Dad
J = Me!

26. Is there anything else you would like to say about mom?
G = She likes music
M = I love her. A lot.
J = Yes. I have a joke. How did the popcorn cross the river? With a tiny boat... and a bunch of dinosaurs that destroyed the boat and the popcorn went under water and saw a giant squid!!! ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

And that concluded my interview with the kids.
I think I'll eat popcorn before the squid gets it all.


Livin' Life said...

I loved the joke at the end. It reminded me off all the pointless jokes the boys tell all the time. THe ones where they have to remind me when to laugh because I totally missed the punch line. Loved the interview. Might have to do one myself.

jugglingpaynes said...

I love that J-man thinks you are as tall as your age. :o) They made me laugh a lot!

I noticed some of your questions at the end were a little different from the interview I did. I wanted to know why you love your husband!

Peace and Laughter!

TobyBo said...

this is great. I think I will steal it tomorrow. :)

Mother Mayhem said...

What in the world is Muppet Party Cruise? I am 43 tall.

TobyBo said...

RYC, my friend, I am deeply concerned to find that NONE of our kids recognize the abiding importance of chocolate in our lives. We have got to find better, less subtle ways to communicate.

And you know what my favorite answer you got was? (I'm sure you do) - J-man's answer to "what would be the perfect day for Mom?" "This day" - what a wonderful answer. :)

Halfmoon Girl said...

awesome interview! I love the answers to #1. Your kids KNOW they are loved- that's huge. Muppet Party Cruise- that sounds like a rocking good time, Gonzo!