Nonsequiturs and ravings

Sarah tagged me for this meme where you interview your kids about how they perceive you and what you do. I suspect it’s intended for children who are not insane, but I enjoyed Eliza’s answers (in blue, with any editorializing from me in red) all the same. 

What is something mom always says to you? Clean UP! When your room is a mess you need to clean it up! You get a shovel and clean it up! Huh. I didn’t think we talked about cleaning up that much, but apparently it’s made an impression. Of course, this is also the child who demanded a napkin from Jim the other day because her shoes had gotten dew on them, which she then spent the entire ride to camp carefully blotting away.

What makes mom happy? She found her camera! It was in a pile of legos! Maybe we can go to the store and get some. I want big ones and small ones! I have no idea how we ended up on legos. And for the record I had nothing to do with the disappearance of the camera — baggage handlers stole it on our last trip.

What makes mom sad? Losing your camera. No WAY! It distappeared! She is answering in the second person on a lot of these because of how I phrased the question. Sadly, she neither refers to herself in the second person, nor does she phrase everything as a question anymore. That was one of my favorite quirks so far.

How does mom make you laugh? (Fake laughing as she speaks) Hahahaha-I do-hohoho-n’t kno-hohohoho-how! Hahahaha!

What was mom like as a child? Going to school!

How old is mom? Tell me! How old are you? It’s almost your birthday! (Uh, no it isn’t) You get a froggy cake! It has chewy stuff in it!

How tall is mom? (I asked how big I was instead) Sooooooo big! (Stretches arms overhead.) 

What is mom’s favorite thing to do? Play a game: Here we go round the horsiehorse. This is the game where we run around a stuffed horse or unicorn singing all the while. I assure you it is FAR from my favorite activity…

What does mom do when you’re not around? Asleep!

If mom becomes famous, what will it be for? I didn’t ask her this because she has no concept of fame.

What is mom really good at? Mommy cleans up all of her toys. And again with the cleaning. WTH?

What is mom not very good at? NOT cleaning up.

What is mom’s job? Bashing with a hammer on a nail. I don’t ever remember doing this in her presence, but OK.

What is mom’s favorite food? Carrots! Not really. It is just one of the few foods we both eat.

What makes you proud of mom? (I asked, are you proud of Mommy? Why?) Yeah! Because I love you!

If mom were a cartoon character, who would she be? Again, I skipped it because I don’t know that she would understand it.

What do you and mom do together? Play with toys!

How are you and mom the same? We have the same pony and the same pencil (gestures to the My Pretty Pony she is holding and to my blue felt-tip marker) This pony is blue and mommy’s pencil is blue. It matches!

How are you and mom different? The red pants are not the same as our pony and our pencil. She is talking about the red shorts I am wearing.

How do you know mom loves you? (I got no response, so I asked if she thought I loved her.) YES! Very much!

Alright. I haven’t tagged anyone for a meme in a while, but this is one I haven’t ever encountered on the blogs I read usually, so let’s see who’s around right now and/or not possibly giving birth… Well, I am curious to hear what the mischievous Pea will come up with, so maybe I will tag Jo if she wants to do the grandma version, and I bet Claudia’s pirate boy, Cagey’s kiddo and Meredith’s LM should be good for some entertaining commentary. If I didn’t tag you but you want to do it, let me know in comments!

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8 Responses to Nonsequiturs and ravings

  1. Jo in Utah says:

    I was thinking I would like to do it even if I wasn’t tagged, so thanks!

  2. bon says:

    Still thinkin’ I might do this one… mebbe.

  3. Mama says:

    I wish I had been there to actually listen to the answers. They are so very, very ELIZA! But I would have loved to see her facial expressions going with them. Funny little girl!

  4. Melissa says:

    I think I’m going to do it too!

  5. Meredith says:

    Hmm, so far LM has ben uncooperative chosing to change the topic to whatever he is playing with or to talk about the aristocats.

  6. I’m tempted to try this with my 19-year-old!
    Totally charming!

  7. Claudia says:

    I’m late to the game here, but I will try and see if my pirate boy answers any of these. ha ha…this should be interesting…

  8. MsPrufrock says:

    Oh my, this was hilarious. I only wish my kid had the speech capabilities to handle this herself. No doubt it would be as abstract as Eliza’s was at times.

    I loved: “What is mom’s job? Bashing with a hammer on a nail. I don’t ever remember doing this in her presence, but OK.”

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