Thursday, March 5, 2009

Interview the Kids meme

I copied this Interview the Kids meme from Mama Monkey. It was eye-opening. Obviously, I make less of an impression on them than I thought. I interviewed Marina and Chase together, which was probably a mistake. At the very least, I should have waited for Marina to finish with trigonometry. My comments are in parentheses.

1. What is something your mom always says to you?
Marina (age 15): Don't be afraid of the math. (She was doing math at the time.)
Chase (age 12): Chase, did you do your work?
Sierra (age 6): Do your work. (It's interesting. I thought the phrase I used most for Chase and Sierra was, "Pick up your toys." I guess they didn't hear me!)

2. What makes your mom happy?
Marina: A clean house
Chase: Cookies and a clean house
Sierra: When I do my work

3. What makes your mom sad?
Marina: When you're ignored.
Chase: Cats knocking things over. (he added "of value" for clarification)
Sierra: When the cats knock over the angel (on the Christmas tree)

4. How does your mom make you laugh?
Marina: Well, you're funny, aren't you?
Chase: Staring for long periods of time. (It's my nose, isn't it?)
Sierra: Jokes

5. What did your mom like to do when she was a child?
Chase: Juggle (except I learned when I was 18)
Sierra: Play with toys.

6. How old is your mom?
Marina: 40
Chase: I. Don't. Know. (Periods added to show his emphasis)
Sierra: 40 (she peeked at Marina's answer)

7. How tall is your mom?
Marina: Taller than me.
Chase: Can I get out the measuring tape?
Sierra: 41 inches

8. What is her favorite thing to do?
Marina: I don't know if you have a favorite thing to do. You like to do a lot of things. I don't like to do interviews. It's a good thing I'm not famous.
Chase: Juggle
Sierra:Go on the computer and talk to your friends.

9. What does your mom do when you’re not around?
Marina: Go on LibraryThing. Clean. Sleep. Read.
Chase: What DO you do when I'm not around?
Sierra: Work on her comics.

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
Marina: Your comic strip.
Chase: Ditto.
Sierra: Comics

11. What is your mom really good at?
Marina: Drawing
Chase: Juggling
Sierra:Reading books

12. What is your mom not very good at?
Marina: You're pretty average at math.
Chase: Keeping adorable cats out of the house.
Sierra: Getting lots of money

13. What does your mom do for her job?
Marina: Teach us. Draw.
Chase: Whatever you're paid to do. (I can see his future as a politician.)

14. What is your mom’s favorite food?
Marina: I didn't know that you HAD a favorite food!
Chase: Pizza
Sierra: Vegetables and Fruit (No one said cereal. Amazing.)

15. What makes you proud of your mom?
Marina: That you've been doing so well with the blogging.
Chase: That you're a nice mom.
Sierra: That you help me with stuff.

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
Marina: A cross between Pinky (from Pinky and the Brain. Pinky is the zany one who everyone likes. Narf.) and Frankie (from Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. She cleans up after everyone), depending on how you're feeling.
Chase: The mom in Family Circus. Wait, does it matter? Because we could just say your cartoon!
Sierra: Yourself in your comics

17. What do you and your mom do together?
Marina: We do Hogwarts Express together. (A discussion group on LibraryThing.)
Chase: Talk about all the people on the road who are driving horribly.
Sierra: My homework

18. How are you and your mom the same?
Marina: We both have a fear of new situations.
Chase: We both own cats. (Marina said, "Hey wow! I do too! It's like we live in the same house!")
Sierra:We're not!

19. How are you and your mom different?
Marina: I can knit and you can't. (I heard "commit" at first and was pretty shocked to hear that!)
Chase: I'm shorter.
Sierra:We have different color hair.

20. How do you know your mom loves you?
Marina: You mean, there was a chance you didn't? I don't know. We have fun together!
Chase: Can I copy Marina's answer? Yeah, that.
Sierra: She gives me Valentine gifts.

21. What does your mom like most about your dad?
Marina: That he's a hopeless romantic!
Chase: That he is also a performer.
Sierra:That he gives you flowers.

22. Where is your mom’s favorite place to go?
Marina: The garden
Chase: Puerto Rico?

What can I say? I'm raising a pack of comedians. Thank goodness for daddy. Every family needs a straight man.


Julie said...

Okay, that was hilarious! I lol at your son's answer to #17. What a fun thing to do together. :)

ComfyDenim said...

I'm so doing this!!

biblioholic29 said...

O my, that's the hardest I've laughed since...well since earlier this morning when I read Mandy's puppy story, but still! My favorite was Chase's answer to number 12!

flmom said...

That was a fun read! I especially laughed over Sierra's "We're not!" in response to 'How are you and your mom the same?'

Bonni said...

You guys are awesome - the whole lot of you, including the flower giver.

flmom said...

I just did this with my boys - it was interesting to say the least!

Inner Elder said...

Enjoyed this mucho. Sierra is very perceptive - watch out! Chase's answers made me lol. They know you better than you think.

Love, Mom

Lori said...

i loved that! :^)

i think raising funny kids is very important in today’s world. ;^)

Keeley said...

That was fabulous!!! What great answers. =) Please may I steal it?

Kerian said...

Hilarious! I can't pick a favorite answer. There were so many good ones!

Anonymous said...

This was funny! Are you sure Dad is a straight man? I especially liked Sierra's answers, but I think Marina may know you best.
Love, Aunt Linda

Anonymous said...

What can thee taureans do to a mother? Go way over your head philosophicing, tease you to death and go right to the point. So, what's the point? They have a fun and loving time sharing with you. and so do I.
The Taurean Buelo and dad

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