The date of this fun memory was March 10, 2009. I gave my kids this list of questions (from one of those Facebook games) and asked them to answer them honestly about me. Their responses were hilarious (I left the spelling uncorrected, so it’s just the way they wrote it). 7+ years later, they are still make me laugh and are so special to me because I truly believe they were being honest…with a twist of humor! I miss these times with my kids. I often wonder what they would say now to these same questions?! For the record, I drink water like a camel, so Paul is not kidding :o)
Their ages at the time: Alex: 19 1/2, Karlee: 18, Ryan: 14 & Paul: 12
1.) What is something mom always says to you?
Alex: Shoes! Pick em up. Get your dirty disgusting stuff off my clean table where we eat!
Karlee: Clean your room! Pick up your shoes! You’re eating again!?
Ryan: To pull the weeds around our playset
Paul: Do the dishes (3min. later) do the dishes. Get me some water (2sec. Later) More water.
2.) What makes mom happy?
Alex: Nice clean house and running!
Karlee: Cleanliness, which 99.9% of the time does NOT happen
Ryan: Making my bed
Paul: Clean everything and water
3.) What makes mom sad?
Alex: Dad’s snoring
Karlee: Dead squirrels
Ryan: When we don’t do what you told us
Paul: Watching movies and a sad part happens and no water, with an unclean house
4.) How does your mom make you laugh?
Alex: Exactly what Karlee said! It’s funny
Karlee: When she yells at Ryan and we “accidentally” record it & play it over and over, she laughs too
Ryan: When Paul says something that’s not funny
Paul: uhhhhhhhhhhhh do I have to answer?
5.) What was your mom like as a child?
Alex: Your guess is as good as mine. I think really smart!
Karlee: umm I didn’t know her when she was a child…sorry
Ryan: Dates everyone then dad
Paul: How the heck do I know? Maybe spunky?
6.) How old is your mom?
Alex: 42 going on 28
Karlee: 12? Or so
Ryan: ohh 40 or 20
Paul: Well she said it was nun of your business, or was that something else?
7.) How tall is your mom?
Alex: Inch under me
Ryan: Short and tall and medium and skinny
Paul: Tall I guess
8.) What is her favorite thing to do?
Alex: RUN! Try to pretend we have money to buy tons of shoes
Karlee: Run, scrapbook, pretend to know how to use her camera
Ryan: Yell at me and scrap book and defentally running
Paul: Eat chocolate and drink water
9.) What does your mom do when you’re not around?
Alex: Not sure probably plays Rock Band
Karlee: I don’t know…blast the music and eat marshmallows till she pukes
Ryan: Party with her scrap book club/people
Paul: Drinks water and stuff
10.) If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
Alex: Survivor the T.V. show
Karlee: Being in a reality tv show about how to control wild animals (aka Kids)
Ryan: Who can yell the most at Ryan
Paul: Drinking water
11.) What is your mom really good at?
Alex: Running, scrapbooks, yelling at customer service people to get free stuff and refunds
Paul: Drinking water
12.) What is your mom not very good at?
Karlee: Rockband…yea now you know
Ryan: Sleeping in
Paul: Well I know that she’s good at drinking water
13.) What does your mom do for her job?
Alex: Nurse and from the stories who would ever want to be one?
Karlee: Nurse who brings babies into the world, like the ones on “A baby story” ya know the show about babies and their stories? Yeah that one.
Ryan: Make babys shut up and have them come out
Paul: Nurse and drinks water
14.) What is your mom’s favorite food?
Alex: Icing and cake batter, cookie dough anything raw and uncooked with lots of sugar in it
Karlee: The food that is her favorite of course
Ryan: Chocalate and cookie dough
Paul: WATER and chocolate
15.) What makes you proud of your mom?
Alex: Her fitness. I couldn’t run 26.2 miles
Karlee: Her ability to run
Paul: How much water she drinks
16.) If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
Alex: No idea
Karlee: The roadrunner, because she runs roads.
Ryan: Mickey mouse/ the girlfriend mouse
Paul: SCOOBY-DOO, he likes water right?
17.) What do you and your mom do together?
Alex: Watch awesome t. shows! And many others, too many to think of. Travel around the world!!
Karlee: Well we watch the biggest loser every Tuesday and we do lots of other random activities.
Ryan: Watch movies from nikki (Nikki is Alex’s girlfriend who always brings over movies for us to watch)
Paul: Well I don’t drink that much water, but do stuff
18.) How are you and your mom the same?
Alex: Our drive to do well in sports
Karlee: I have no idea, everyone else seems to know, so you should tell me.
Ryan: I don’t know almost same height
Paul: I kind of like water a lot
19.) How are you and your mom different?
Alex: I like to kill animals and butcher them on her counter. I don’t recall her ever doing that
Karlee: I’m 4 inches taller than her.
Ryan: I like to hunt and fish and go outdoors
Paul: She likes water and I like……… well stuff (who doesn’t)
20.) How do you know your mom loves you?
Alex: Because she will help me any way she can! Even if it puts her out of something
Karlee: Because she wants me to succeed and she always pushes me to do my best (wow that was pretty deep for me)
Ryan: Naggs on me
Paul: Well she loves water, but she encoureges me and helps me a lot and that is awsome……(I think I lost my man card)
21.) Where is your mom’s favorite place to go?
Alex: As far as I know Hawaii
Karlee: To the gym to pump iron like the olympians do.
Ryan: Patrice’s robic classes/gym
Paul: To the water fountain