Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Mom According to Aaron


I love reading Evie and David's answers to these questions 3 1/2 years ago so much that I thought I'd do the interview with Aaron.  He's four.  And he's our first kid who talks like a kid (Evie and David weren't that interesting in terms of grammatical errors.)  He shows it off nicely in the interview.

What is something mom always says to you? "I was just tricking"

What makes mom happy?  To play ball with Aaron outside.

What makes mom sad?  That Aaron is grouchy--everybody is grouchy.

How does mom make you laugh?  That diaper cars come to us.  (he giggles) {(rolling my eyes) Uuummmm, okaaay, but what do I do to make you laugh?}You tell me funny stories.  And scary stories.

What was mom like as a child?  You were playing something.

How old is mom?  He kind of growed.  He's kind of old, but not very old.  {But how old am I?} You are 10.

How tall is mom?   Like seven-eight.  Right?

What is mom's favorite thing to do?  Play Candyland and play Leaping Lizards, and Play Pooh Bear.

What does mom do when you're not around?  When Spencer's grouchy you take care of him.

If mom becomes famous, what will it be for? Because they love you very much and we live here.

What is mom really good at?  Getting really strong things and heavy things.

What is mom not very good at?  Pick up the whole house with a finger.  Only Jesus can.

What is mom's job?  To wash dishes and to make things and to eat things.


What is mom's favorite food?  Eggs and zupa (soup) and broccoli

What makes you proud of mom?  That you look nice and that you are very, very happy.

If mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?  What are you talking Habout!?!  (Quoting Edna Mode. Not sure if he was asking what I was talking about or telling me I'm most like Enda...)

What do you and mom do together?  I help you make dinner and brownies and cake.

How are you and mom the same?  That we are happy and not grouchy.

How are you and mom different?  I don't know.

How do you know mom loves you?  Because I love you like you love me.  And you love me the most.  Because I look sweet.  

THINGS HE LIED ABOUT:
  • I am not quite as cheerful as he painted me, but I'd like to be!  
  • I'm not all that strong, either.  
  • I have a lower tolerance for the games he claimed are my "favorite thing to do" than most parents, I bet.
  • I'm not ten.  
  • And I'm not 78 tall.  Though I did kind of grow (from the time I was a kid and played something.)
  • I don't tell funny stories.  


But I do tell him that I was kidding or teasing or joking quite often (though rarely that "I was just tricking.")

And for sure if I'm ever famous it will surely be because we live here.

Also, if he had to state a way in which I'm not like Jesus, I'm delighted that not being able to lift a home with one finger is the first thing that came to mind.  :)

10 comments:

Barbaloot said...

I was thinking you could definitely be famous for living there.
And I kept thinking how nice it was for this little boy to perceive that his mom is so cheerful. Even if you don't think you are, how great that he does:)

AndyPandyJackaDandy said...

Fun! I did something like that years ago with Taj. It would be interesting to pull the same questions out now for my other boys--thanks for the reminder!

Carolyn V said...

Aw! That is super cute! I love his answers. And I totally love the last question. <3

Nathan said...

The kid's funny like his parents. And he likes the word "grouchy." I'm thinking we should use that one more often, too.

Kazzy said...

I get to be around these classic responses all day at my job as I work with 5-year olds. The best!

Kimberly Vanderhorst said...

This interview is just precious - love, love, love! Especially that you can't pick up the whole house with one finger, only Jesus can. Too awesome!

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Lara said...

Loved reading this! What adorable answers!

I did this with Bria and Chloe a long time ago, too. Maybe I should try it out with Sophia!

Liz said...

I love that you do this. I hope I remember to copy you in a few years. I love the thing that only Jesus is able to do. And I remember you commenting on your desire to play those games over and over and over again, when your in-laws were visiting. Obviously, he doesn't notice your low tolerance (or wishes it away.) Such a cute boy.

Susan said...

Did you type this as he answered, or record it then transcribe?
I love it all.