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Friday, March 20, 2009

AN INTERVIEW WITH MY CHILDREN

I'm guilty.

I took a cue from a few other mommy blogger's out there (like Mary from Pajamas and Coffee) and decided to interview my kids. The results are pretty funny. Both children had some very different ideas about mommy and daddy.

I interviewed my 5 year old son, Aidan, first. While he was giving me his answers, his 8 year old sister, Malia, kept asking, "Is this some sort of test? Why are you asking us these questions??" Our little interview session proved to be a fun activity for a Friday night -- Adam and I were thoroughly entertained by some of their answers.

You'll see why...

1. What is something mommy/daddy always says to you?
Aidan:
Mommy - Do not scream.
Daddy - Do not watch gun movies.
Malia:
Mommy - Clean your room.
Daddy - Um....<giggle>...<long pause>...do what your mommy says.

2. What makes mommy/daddy happy?
Aidan:
Mommy - Uh...giving you hugs & kisses.
Daddy - Uh...<long pause>...by...uh...like kids being good.
Malia:
Mommy - When we do what we're told.
Daddy - Football.

3. What makes mommy/daddy sad?
Aidan:
Mommy - Not listening.
Daddy - Uh...uh...not listening, too.
Malia:
Mommy - When we don't do what we're told.
Daddy - When we're bad.

4. How does your mommy/daddy make you laugh?
Aidan:
Mommy - By telling me funny jokes.
Daddy - Uh...by tickling me.
Malia:
Mommy - When we take a picture & she makes a funny face.
Daddy - When I tickle him.

5. What was your mommy/daddy like as a child?
Aidan:
Mommy - Uh...I don't know.
Daddy - Hmm...playing with him.
Malia:
Mommy - Little, cute, pretty, sassy (hmmm...sounds like who?? *cough*Malia*cough*)
Daddy - Kinda tall, funny looking, um, curly hair with greenish eyes kind of

6. How old is your mommy/daddy?
Aidan:
Mommy & Daddy are both FIRTY ONE (I love how he makes the "f" sound for anything with the "th" sound)
Malia:
Mommy & Daddy are both 31.

7. How tall is your mommy/daddy?
Aidan:
Mommy - Uh...I don't know.
Daddy - 22, I fink (think).
Malia:
Mommy - 7.4 inches
Daddy - 10.0 centimeters (wow, she said I'm taller than Adam...woo hoo! LOL)

8. What is mommy's/daddy's favorite thing to do?
Aidan:
Mommy - Uh, clean the house. (Adam started laughing and said, "That explains a lot." WTF is that supposed to me...ya big jerk!?)
Daddy - Working...really late.
Malia:
Mommy - Baking cakes.
Daddy - Watching football & NASCAR

9. What does your mommy/daddy do when you're not there?
Aidan:
Mommy - Uh, go to work.
Daddy - Uh, he just, uh, goes to a wedding...actually, he goes to work, too.
Malia:
Mommy - Go to work.
Daddy - Go to the field and work.

10. If your mommy/daddy becomes famous, what will it be for?
Aidan:
Mommy - Uh, lucky.
Daddy - Super duper lucky. (I think he's right, if we were to ever become famous it would be just because we're lucky and nothing else. LOL)
Malia:
Mommy - Her cooking. (Seriously? Surely she must have meant my baking.)
Daddy - Um...the world's most laziest dad. (OUCH! He's really not lazy...thank goodness he's useful to have around! Ha ha!)

11. What is your mommy/daddy really good at?
Aidan:
Mommy - Uh, doing yardwork.
Daddy - Uh, he's good at tickling me.
Malia:
Mommy - Art.
Daddy - Bricklaying.

12. What is your mommy/daddy not really good at?
Aidan:
Mommy - Uh, not really good at, uh, I don't know. (smart answer, son)
Daddy - Staking papers.
Malia:
Mommy - Hmmm...that's a hard one...um, cleaning? No, no...wait, wait...I don't know. (another smart answer!)
Daddy - Um, doing what you tell him to do. (That's my girl!)

13. What does your mommy/daddy do for a job?
Aidan:
Mommy & Daddy both make money.
Malia:
Mommy - She fills in orders of what my dad needs out in the field to do his projects.
Daddy - Bricklaying.

14. What is your mommy's/daddy's favorite food?
Aidan:
Mommy - Rice and drumsticks. (does he mean the ice cream or chicken??)
Daddy - Peas, onions and peppers...hot peppers.
Malia:
Mommy - Apples, grapefruit and grapes.
Daddy - Carrots, cabbage and spinach.

15. What makes you proud of your mommy/daddy?
Aidan:
Mommy - Uh, about you going far away somewhere and always coming back.
Daddy - When Daddy tickles me.
Malia:
Mommy - Knowing that she cares about me.
Daddy - Knowing that he loves me. (Hey, I love Malia, too, ya know!)

16. If your mommy/daddy were a cartoon character, who would she/he be?
Aidan:
Mommy - A Smurf.
Daddy - He would be Superman.
Malia:
Mommy - Wilma Flintstone.
Daddy - <giggling>...he would be Shaggy from Scooby Doo.

17. What do you and your mommy/daddy do together?
Aidan:
Mommy - We play together.
Daddy - We tickle each other.
Malia:
Mommy - Girl stuff...go to the mall & things.
Daddy - Cook.

18. How are you and your mommy/daddy the same?
Aidan:
Mommy - 'Cause we both have the same skin.
Daddy - Uh, 'cause me and daddy, uh, we have hats.
Malia:
Mommy - Because we both like to go to the mall and we love each other.
Daddy - Um, because me and my dad like to cook and we're both deep sleepers.

19. How are you and your mommy/daddy different?
Aidan:
Mommy - 'Cause you have long hair and I have short hair. (how funny -- I just cut my hair yesterday and it's really not much longer than his in the back!)
Daddy - 'Cause daddy has a mustache and I have no mustache.
Malia:
Mommy - Because my mom is older than me and she has a job.
Daddy - Because my dad has a job and he, um, he mostly uses knives.

20. How do you know that your mommy/daddy loves you?
Aidan:
Mommy - You give me kisses.
Daddy - He gives me hugs.
Malia:
Mommy - She cares about me.
Daddy - He cares about me, too.

21. What does your mommy like most about your daddy?
Aidan: 'Cause you guys got married.
Malia: He is very nice.

22. What does your daddy like most about your mommy?
Aidan: 'Cause he gives you kisses.
Malia: You're pretty.

23. Where is your mommy's/daddy's favorite place to go?
Aidan:
Mommy - The Melting Pot
Daddy - El Tapatio
Malia:
Mommy - The wine festival.
Daddy - To the Redskins football game like when he went with Fred.

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3 Comments:

Blogger becca greene said...

too cute

Mar 21, 2009, 12:06:00 AM  
Blogger The Delima Dilemma... said...

I can't wait until Alexi is old enough to do this with. I think its neat to see things in their eyes.

Mar 23, 2009, 12:37:00 PM  
Blogger J-Ko From The Block said...

love this. #12 was hilarious... stacking papers. i wonder if there's a husband /dad that is good at that?!

Mar 24, 2009, 1:51:00 AM  

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