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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

What the girls really think about me...

This is a note that I posted on facebook...only here you get to read my comments on this as well (not just their answers). Mainly they're my comments that were in my head, not what I actually said aloud to the 7 year olds! :)

1. What is something mom always says to you? Casey: No. (This is true. Sad, but true. I mean really, what else I am supposed to say when the child asks to watch 8 hours of tv on Saturdays, or wear a shirt as a dress?)
Chandler: I love you. (So sweet. I am sure that she wants something.)

2. What makes mom happy? Casey: When we give you gifts. (Um, I am about all filled up with beaded necklaces and am ready for them to move on to a different gift making/gift giving project.)
Chandler: When I do that funny dance. (Only because I am shocked everytime by the ridiculousness of it.)

3. What makes mom sad? Casey: When we cry. (Only if its for something real. Not when you cry because sister won't let you listen to the song that you want to listen to for the 184th time on that particular day. Not when you cry because you are convinced that your eyeball is bleeding and you are shrieking at the top of your lungs and brother has just laid down for a much needed nap and then there ends up not even being a mark on you - or your eyeball - and 5 minutes later you are back to practicing headstands. These situations provoke a different emotion than sad.)
Chandler: I actually have no idea. (Really? Really?)

4. How does your mom make you laugh? Casey: When she tells funny, funny stories from when we were little kids. (Yes, that's right, I make you laugh by talking about you.)
Chandler: Actually, when you dance like this (and then a spot on imitation of me) (Which also happens to be very similar to the dance that is mentioned in #2, which has slightly freaked me out.)

5. What was your mom like as a child? Casey: nice, longer hair and braces. (true.)
Chandler: braces, nice, and at school you didn't have a cafeteria (this is also a true statement. At my elementary school in Carol Stream, IL, we ate lunch in the gym on tables that folded down from the walls. There was not a kitchen area and we had to bring our lunch from home everyday, or if we lived close enough we could walk home and then walk back.)

6. How old is your mom? Both: 31 (They are facinated by our ages. They used to ask people, "What's your number?")
7. How tall is your mom? Casey: 6ft tall (She actually got to this answer by estimating since she is 4ft tall, then I must be 6ft.)
Chandler: 7ft, no I change my mind, 6, definitely 6ft (ok, Rain Man.)

8. What is her favorite thing to do? Casey: playing and dancing with us. (Absolutely these are my favorite things to do.)
Chandler: scrapbook. (Casey was then disappointed in her answer. She forgot that I did this. Nevermind the fact that I now have a room in the house devoted to it.)

9. What does your mom do when you're not around? Casey: probably work, and maybe take naps. (Yes, take naps. I wish that I could just take some naps when they are not around.)
Chandler: I do not know this because I don't have a secret camera in here. (She said Chris cleans and thinks about how he is going to scream at them.) (I love this answer. I especially love what she said about Chris. He almost NEVER, even remotely, raises his voice.)

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for? Casey: Because you do a lot of things - you were a teacher and now you're a library. (Holy crap! I'm a library. I had no idea. How does one become a library?)
Chandler: Because you have A LOT more clothes than dad. (While this is also true, I am not really sure how it would make me famous.)

11. What is your mom really good at? Casey: being a library teacher...I really like your library. (She is desperate to come back to visit - we have stairs! at my library. I also figure that this is a good answer because a year ago she told someone that I was really good at playing at pacman.)
Chandler: reading books to a 1,000 kids...and teaching because I know a lot of your students.

12. What is your mom not very good at? Casey: Carrying me...we're getting really heavy.
Chandler: I would probably say carrying something like a sofa.

13. What does your mom do for her job? Both: Library! (This is now being used as a verb!)

14. What is your mom's favorite food? Casey: everything! What, she does like to eat! (True. But I didn't notice that the 7 year olds had picked up on that.)
Chandler: you don't like tacos, I think its chinese though (I do actually like tacos, but never look forward to taco night and then end up eating 6 of them.)

15. What makes you proud of your mom? Casey: Because you scrapbook alot. (She was dying to use the scrapbook answer.)
Chandler: that you're my mom. (So sweet. She definitely wants something.)
16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be? Casey:London on Suite Life (So she's not really sure what a cartoon character is.)
Chandler: The weatherman on the news. (Chan should help Casey with the cartoon characters.)

17. What do you and your mom do together? Casey: dance (Again with the dancing...what people must think about us!)
Chandler: play

18. How are you and your mom the same? Casey: we mostly have the same hair length and bangs (Its all about the hair with this one!)
Chandler: faces.

19. How are you and your mom different? Casey: You're mostly taller than me. (I should hope so.)
Chandler: color hair (she says it this way, instead of hair color...which mine will be changing on Saturday!)

20. How do you know your mom loves you? Casey:Because you smile when you look at me sometimes ...except when you look at me with the creepy eyes. (The creepy eyes are what I give her when I am ticked at her about something. I know what the creepy eyes looking like because my mother has them too. They are creepy. But really, did she have to bring them up in a question about how I love you???)
Chandler: I just know that. Because my family loves me. Even if they scream at me they really love me deep, deep, deep down inside. (Do you think we've told her this before? And really, what is up with the "screaming" comments? Chris and I are definitely not screamers.)

22. Where is your mom's favorite place to go? Casey: the mall (She says this because it is her favorite place to go.)
Chandler: whenever you go see your family members. (Where ever that is!)

1 comment:

Allyson said...

I love this! I can just hear your voice as I read. I know you had a good time getting the girls' answers.