Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Q & A with the kids

I’ve been meaning to post about Sam’s birthday party all week (and into this week, too, come to think of it.) Because important things like birthday parties require blog posts, right? Well, a week’s worth of stuff has gotten in the way, and though I’ve guiltily looked at this blog every day (I’ve got it as my homepage), I haven’t written anything. Let’s just say the party was a lot of fun. For Sam. For me, it was a lot of hey guys we need to stay over here in our yard put down that stick no that’s the neighbor’s yard watch out for the little ones holy crap they devoured the entire cake SERIOUSLY THAT IS NOT OUR YARD. But, you know, fun too.

Anyway, there’s nothing like a completely adorable post to make you want to blog again. I loved this interview Amy did with her boys, and I immediately got the kids together to see just what might come out of their mouths. Mostly I asked Sam and Reese, but Jane answered when she had something to say. For context: Jane is nearly three, Reese is eight, and Sam just turned eleven.

1. What does your mom always say to you?
S: Come and give me a kiss.
R: Put away your stuff.
J: I love you.

2. What makes mom happy?
S: Kissing her.
R: Kisses.
J: Thank you.

3. What makes mom sad?
S: Us fighting.
R: Dad cursing.

4. What does your mom do that makes you laugh?
S: A lot of things.
R: Acts like a weirdo.

5. What was your mom like as a child?
S: She watched movies with her friends and her sister.
R: She acted like a weirdo and did chores.

6. How old is your mom?
S: Are you 30 or 29?
R: 30.
J: 3.

(I think Sam was just trying to be nice.)

7. How tall is your mom?
S: I think you’re about 5ft 2in.
R: No, 5ft 4in.

J: Big.
(FYI - I'm 5'6". They were pretty close.)

8. What is her favorite thing to do?
S: Tell us to go do chores. Or knit.
R: Blog.
J: Play with me.

9. What does your mom do when you’re not around?
S: Posts on twitter, works, and buys food.
R: Probably teaches kids.
J: Lost.

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
S: Knitting.
R: Acting like a movie star.

11. What is your mom really good at?
S: Teaching or knitting.
R: Knitting! And being a weirdo.
(Here he added, “I’m sorry, am I using weirdo too much?”)
J: Jane.

12. What is your mom NOT very good at?
S: Being cool. (Hey!)
R: Playing Wii baseball. (Okay, he's got me there.)

13. What does your mom do for her job?
S: Works at Sylvan. She’s almost the boss.
R: Teaches at Sylvan.

14. What is your mom’s favorite food?
S: Chocolate.
R: Anything that Dad cooks.
J: Dinner.

15. What makes you proud of your mom?
S: That she’s my mom.
R: Because you act like a weirdo.

(Yes, Reese, you're using weirdo too much.)

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
S: The girlfriend that people fight to marry.
R: Popeye.

17. What do you and your mom like to do together?
S: Play games and do crafts and science experiments.
R: Play games.
J: Fart.

(I think Jane was trying to make her brothers laugh here. It worked.)

18. How are you and your mom the same?
S: We both think the same thing a lot of the time.
R: We’re both weirdos.

(Sam's right on this one - we are very much on the same wavelength, he and I.)

19. How are you and your mom different?
S: I like rock and alternative music, and you like folk and podcasts.
R: I like Legos and you don’t.

20. How do you know your mom loves you?
S: She always tells me to come here and give her a kiss.
R: She wants to kiss me all the time.

21. Where is your mom’s favorite place to go?
S: Anywhere as long as the kids are there.
R: Sylvan. No, home!

22. Where is your mom’s LEAST favorite place to go?
S: Dropping us off to school and then going to work.
R: The market.

This was a lot of fun to do, and I think the boys enjoyed it too. The main thing I learned? They are apparently hitting the age where kisses from your mom are Not Cool. Could ya tell?