And true to the saying: “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”, I’m totally copying her.
I interviewed my kids while I sat at the computer in front of a blank Word document. I tried to type out their responses verbatim (funny toddler accents omitted, only because Lucy’s responses wouldn’t be English, but instead phonetical craziness). Some of Lucy’s answers are also left out, because she wanted to respond, “a animal doctor” and “toy!” to every question.
And that’s just not good content. Sorry, Lulu.
I used the sample questions that Amber provided, as well as a few of my own. Presenting: An Interview with my Children:
How old am I?
Lila: 30 (Dang-it – the child was right! )
Lucy: I don’t know.
What is my job?
Lila: To keep us safe
What do I do with my friends?
Lila: You like to uh, talk to them. Do you like to… have guests over when you have dinner?
Lucy: You play with them.
What is my favourite food?
Lila: Pita. And grapes.
Lucy: Hamburgers. Mom – do you like hamburgers?
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Lila: I want to be… a artist.
Lucy: An animal doctor… wait! An animal doctor at the ZOO!
What does Daddy do?
Lila: He does go to work. He makes bridges and offices. (Sort of.)
Lucy: He makes popcorn.
What is Daddy’s favourite food?
Lucy: I can’t think it.
What is the meaning of life?
Lila: Stay with each other. And – when Lulu pinches me, I try to yell or scream – but no matter what, I don’t scream at a child.
What brings you the most happiness?
Lila: The most happiness is growing flowers. But not too much water. They bloom – flowers – and they open. Even vegetables.
Lucy: The happiest is the colour blue. It’s my favourite.
When do you feel the most loved?
Lila: Most times I like my Dad to put me to bed – because he gives me piggybanks. (Piggy-backs)
What are you afraid of?
Lila: I’m afraid of – just – scary monsters and skeletons and I’m afraid of scary darkness.
Lucy: I’m afraid of lions.
If you had one wish, what would you wish for?
Lila: I wish for a toy for Lulu.
What is the funniest word?
Lila: Croak –a-la-dee-lah
Lucy: The funniest word is… blue! Ha ha haaa….
What is the hardest thing to do?
Lila: Umm… trying – like this – *Jumping around and doing gymnastics-y type movements*
And also trying to eat things with Chinese sticks.
What is the best thing in the world?
Lila: I like to go on walks with my dad and also go to preschool, play with my friends, and also have tea.
What makes you mad?
Lila: When Lulu plays on the iPad and I don’t.
What is the meaning of love?
Lila: I lovvveee…. Having a glass of water and I love having a glass of water upside when I have hiccups. I have the hiccups right now.
Lucy: Loving is my favourite fun thing.
If you had all the money in the world, what would you do with it?
Lila: I will buy a certificate. A princess Tangled Disneyland one. And maybe a Snow White one too.
Lucy: I would buy more fruit.
And there you have it. From the mouths of babes. Matt Lauer – you don’t know what you’re missing!
To my bloggy friends – I invite you to interview the kids in your life. I can only imagine the awesome answers that your kid/niece/nephew/grandkid would say.
Sometimes I think more honesty comes out of their mouths than out of most grown-ups’.
Actually, I don’t think – I know.
And loving is my favourite fun thing, too.
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