I've seen this making the rounds on Facebook and other blogs, and I was interested to see what my kids thought of me.
I guess I should be careful what I wish for, right?
Here are the kids answers, uncut but complete with my comments. How could I resist?
An Interview with Francie and Fiver
1. What is something Mom always says to you?
Fiver: Get ready for school. (He fails to mention that I say this seven thousand times)
Francie: Stop fighting with Fiver. (She fails to mention the same thing as above)
2. What makes Mom happy?
Fiver: When I have a good day at school. (This breaks my heart because he tries so hard)
Francie: When I keep my room clean. (Yes! Especially since I've already crossed it off the Spring cleaning list)
3. What makes Mom sad?
Fiver: When I don't have a good day at school. (Again, that's the sound of one heart breaking)
Francie: When she gets so aggravated that she flips out. (False! I NEVER flip out. NEVER, I say)
4. How does Mom make you laugh?
Fiver: When she says something funny. (Ask a simple question . . .)
Francie: When she tickles me or tells me jokes. (She's a glutton for knock-knock jokes)
5. What was Mom like as a child?
Fiver: She did tricks. (MAGIC tricks, people!)
Francie: She loved the ice cream truck. (I still do)
6. How old is Mom?
Fiver: 25 (he is steadily moving to the top of my FAVORITE KID list)
Francie: 32 (very close, but I will happily accept one year younger)
7. How tall is Mom?
Fiver (spreading hands 10" apart): About this tall. (Obviously)
Francie: No clue. (She just knows that she is already UP TO MY SHOULDER, the little sprout)
8. What's Mom's favorite thing to do?
Fiver: Sit and read (Right on the money)
Francie: Listen to me play the piano (Bulls eye)
9. What does Mom do when you're not around?
Fiver: She plays with Bun. (True, although not as much as he thinks)
Francie: She feeds the little ones, takes care of the little ones, puts the little ones in bed for a nap. (True, and more than she thinks)
10. If Mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
Fiver: Being a doctor (Not likely, I have to do enough doctorin' around here)
Francie: Having the cleanest house (Not likely, either.)
11. What is Mom really good at?
Fiver: Cooking dinner (I know the way to a man's heart)
Francie: Housecleaning and singing in the choir (Apparently my house is MUCH cleaner than I think. Good to know.)
12. What is Mom not very good at?
Fiver: Hitting a ball (True)
Francie: Playing piano or flute (Also true)
13. What does Mom do for her job?
Fiver: She does the dishes. (All day, every day, it seems. Especially the glasses.)
Francie: A housewife. (And proud of it)
14. What is Mom's favorite food?
Fiver: Broccoli (Has he ever shared a meal with me? Has he never seen me around ice cream?)
Francie: Ravioli or cheesy asparagus. (Cheesy asparagus, huh? Well okay . . .)
15. What makes you proud of Mom?
Fiver: When she does something good (Nebulous, but sweet.)
Francie: When she trusts me (Oh, she's getting too big.)
16. If Mom was a cartoon character, who would she be?
Fiver: Charlie Brown (Thanks, kid. At least I'm not Peppermint Patty)
Francie: Blossom (From her favorite show, Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman)
17. What do you and Mom do together?
Fiver: Play games (He's a real player, that one.)
Francie: We work on music at the piano together. (She helps me with my alto parts so that I won't flunk out of choir.)
18. How are you and Mom the same?
Fiver: We both brush our teeth. (Dental hygiene is a very important similarity.)
Francie: Our hair is the same color. (Well, our hair was originally the same color. Mine has been processed a few times.)
19. How are you and Mom different?
Fiver: Mom works and I play. (True, but his play is his work, so I guess he and I both work)
Francie: She has four children and I have none. (Well, she's got me there.)
20 How do you know Mom loves you?
Fiver: She gives me hugs and kisses. (Can't help myself!)
Francie: She comes to tuck me in and check on me at night. (Even big girls like to be tucked in.)
21. Where is Mom's favorite place to go?
Fiver: To Giant. (That's our local grocery store. Not my favorite place, but since I'm always there, I can see how he would think that.)
Francie: The beach! (Amen to that!)