Friday, October 3, 2008

Interview with a 4 year old

I saw these questions on a couple of blogs and thought it would be interesting to see what Erin would say.

What is something mom always says to you?
Put your pants in the laundry hamper.

What makes mommy happy?
When I help you.

What makes mommy sad?
If I don't listen.

How does mommy make you laugh?
When you give me a tickle torture.

What was mommy like as a kid?
I don't know. Um, a turtle?

How old is mom?
22 (just 10 years off)

How tall is mom?
Reaching really high "This tall---really, really big!"

What is mom’s favorite thing to do?
Um, eat. (this is really good for my self image)

What does mom do when you're not home?
Clean, like when I'm at school.

If mommy was famous, what would she be famous for?
What does famous mean? (I explain) Oh, for being happy.

What is mommy really good at?
I don't know.

What does mommy do for her job?
Go to class.

What is Mommy's favorite food?
Candy. (close, it's cookies... but she's not supposed to know that)

What makes you proud of your mom?
Cleaning up.

If mommy was a cartoon character, who would she be?
Blue (from Blue's Clues. I have no idea why)

What do you and mommy like to do together?
I like you to play with me.

How are you and mom the same?
'Cause we're both girls.

How are you and mommy different?
We don't have the same color. Like shirts or something.

How do you know mommy loves you?
Because you give me presents.

Questions for the mama...

What time do your kids wake up?
These days they are up before me so I don't know (7:30 or 8:00)

On a good night, what time do your kids go to sleep?
To bed or to sleep? Bed by 8:30, asleep by 9:00 or 9:30 (they are in the same room now)

How long have you been a mom?
4 years 4 months

How old were you when you became a mom?

What is your favorite kid show?
Veggietales is pretty clever and the songs are great. Hey, "Sunday morning values, Saturday morning fun."

Least favorite kid TV show

Favorite meal to cook?
really don't like to cook anything. Honestly, I can't think of anything I like to cook.

What's the meal cooked most often?
Rice with gravy or spaghetti.

What is the kids favorite meal?
Rice with gravy or spaghetti.

What are your favorite things that Jared does with the kids?
Plays with them and makes them laugh. Also helping to put them to bed.

What are 5 things that make you smile while being a mom?
1) After family prayer Alex yells "HUGS!" and everyone gives each other hugs (I especially love watching the kids hug each other)
2) Watching my kids play so well together
3) Listening to the really funny things they say
4) When they learn something new or show me something they've drawn
5) Singing songs together

Where do you want to take your kids someday?
To live close to family.

When was the last time you and your husband went out without the kids?
Tonight, but it was an investment dinner... not all that exciting, but no kids.

One thing you said you'd never do as a mom?
Spank my kids (so far so good)

Favorite past time with your kids?
Having family fun days with them and seeing how exciting it is for them (like the zoo, Disney on Ice, Universal Studios, etc.)

Advice for a new mom:
If you think you are a good person, just wait a few years until your kid grows up a little and they will bring out feelings you didn't know existed in you. (I guess that's not really advice, but it will happen).

When was the last time your kids said "I love you"?

More questions for the kids...

Who are your best friends?
Clara, Azlyn, Brelyn, and Nathan

What is your favorite thing to do?
Play with Alex.

What is your favorite movie?
Dancing in the Clouds and Charming Birthday (both My Little Pony movies that someone gave us when they were getting rid of stuff)

How can I be a better Mommy?
If you don't scream a lot.

What is your biggest challenge?
When I don't share and Alex starts crying and then I get mad 'cause he took it from me. (Funny thing, that is one of my biggest challenges too.)


James and Tricia Thomas said...

That is such a cute interview!! I loved all of Erin's answers!! They made me laugh!!

Cheryl said...

Lavern, you make me laugh. So do your kids. :) I'm excited for the day you bring your kids to live close to family... Of course that's not for selfish reasons. Simply for their own good. In fact, I think you should expedite the happening.