Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Kids interview meme

I stole this from Ginger's blog. I was so surprised by how willing Gillen and Jesse were to be interviewed. And then, their answers! I hope you get a chance to do this with your kids.

1. What is something your mom always says to you?
Gillen: I love you
Jesse: Do you want to go on a walk with Tuki and I?

2. What makes your mom happy?
G: Doing art together
J: When we do things together

3. What makes your mom sad?
G: when we don’t even want to try something
J: When we aren’t a man of our word.

4. How does your mom make you laugh?
G: By dancing
J: By singing

5. What did your mom like to do when she was a child?
G:play with friends and watch “Saturday Night Live”
J: play with friends

6. How old is your mom?
G: 44
J: 45

7. How tall is your mom?
Jesse:5” 3”
Gillen: 5’ 8”

8. What is her favorite thing to do?
G: Write and finish a book
J: Art and watch “Grey’s Anatomy”

9. What does your mom do when you're not around?
G: clean the house
J: write a book

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
G: Being an actor
J: Being a celloist (interviewer's note - I have yet to touch the cello)

11. What is your mom really good at?
G: Everything
J: Being an unschooler

12. What is your mom not very good at?
G: hunting
J: singing

13. What does your mom do for her job?
G: nothing
J: Unschooling

14. What is your mom's favorite food?
G: Lemon tart with fresh blackberries
J: Creme Brulee

15. What makes you proud of your mom?
G: That she can take really good pictures
J: That she gives me freedom to decide things

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
G: Elastigirl, Popeye
J: Jen in Sixteen

17. What do you and your mom do together?
G: Art, photography
J: eat

18. How are you and your mom the same?
G: we both love the spring and to take pictures of flowers
J: we both like string instruments

19. How are you and your mom different?
G: I like to hunt and don’t like board games anymore
J: I don’t care how I write and she does care about her handwriting

20. How do you know your mom loves you?
J:Trust me, you can tell!
G: She says it everyday and she is very kind

21. What does your mom like most about your dad?
G: That he is bald and that he is Belgian
J: That he is papa and a farmer

22. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
G: Home
J: somewhere she’s never been

Whenever I'm in a funk, I am going to remember that I AM Elastigirl and that I have a son who believes that I will be great at the cello.


Vicki said...

and don't we all love a good bald man? :)

mindy said...

Oh Lord...this was too much. Absolutely loved it. I think I will try it with my kids as well. What insight into their minds!

kelli said...

oh my gosh, that was great :)

and gotta agree with the bald ;)

Bhu said...

This is just the best thing every. Truly. Love it, love it, love it. Those boys are awesome. And so is their mama :)

Beachbum said...

Yes, we love the bald men!

I loved reading what your precious ones think. And you should feel great reading it!

I like the Elastagirl. That is priceless. I don't think Kade even thought about 6Teen - he loves that show, too!

Thank you for posting yours.


Christy said...

I love this! I'm so going to make Logan do this. Very unschooly of me huh? LOL.

Kaat at MamaStories said...

Fantastic, the contrast between the kids' answers: so funny and touching.
Great idea!

Danielle said...

This was so awesome I had to do it too. I'm such a follower. ;)

Madeline said...

As I was leaving a comment on Che and Fidel, I noticed your name which happens to be mine as well. I couldn't help but click and was pleasantly surprised to find that you also unschool. I plan to unschool my little one and am quickly devouring as many of John Holt's books as I can.

The answers your kids gave are priceless. I normally don't wish my little guy to be any older than he is, but I'd so love to hear his answers.

Dina said...

Maddie, I LOVE this! Did they write down their answers, or did they tell them to you?

Madeline said...

I typed their answers as they told them to me.

Gerky said...

I did this with my kids and added questions for them to answer about their dad too. I had a good time with it and will treasure their answers.