Tuesday, April 14, 2009

I can't promise I'll try, but I'll try to try

Whew. It's been a month since my last post. That's got to be some sort of record. I won't promise to get back on the blogging bandwagon, since I have a good reason for falling off: I started using afternoon nap time to do lessons with Emma. Yep, this means that I no longer have that precious 1.5-2 hour break in the day with uninterrupted quiet time. Several things have gone the way of the Dodo in giving up that break, blogging included. But so far, it's a sacrifice I'm willing to make in order to not have to worry about keeping the little one busy while I work with Emma. For now, it works.

So, I'll leave you with this little "interview" I conducted with Emma (age 6) and Garfield (age 3.5). I asked them these questions in private, and recorded their answers exactly as they gave them. I thought it was hilarious! Oh, and if you see anything in parenthesis, it's my two cents.

1. What is something mom always says to you?
Emma: I love you.
Garfield: I love you.

2. What makes mom happy?
Emma: For me to play with her hair.
Garfield: For me to clean up everything in our house, and when I be kind to Elizabeth, and when I obey.

3. What makes mom sad?
Emma: When I don’t obey.
Garfield: When I don’t obey you.

4. How does your mom make you laugh?
Emma: By tickling me.
Garfield: By being silly.

5. What was your mom like as a child?
Emma: Like me.
Garfield: Baby toys. (We figured out later that he probably thought I asked him what I liked as a child.)

6. How old is your mom?
Emma: 30.
Garfield: I forgot.

7. How tall is your mom?
Emma: The size of the middle tree in our backyard. (It's about 20 ft. tall!)
Garfield: All the way up to your forehead, but you’re bigger than me.

8. What is her favorite thing to do?
Emma: Take a nap.
Garfield: Clean up. And play with swords. (Um, yeah. Sure.)

9. What does your mom do when you're not around.
Emma: Sometimes go some places.
Garfield: Vacuum.

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
Emma: Relaxing. (Way to rat me out, Em!)
Garfield: For living with us.

11. What is your mom really good at?
Emma: Writing lists.
Garfield: Cleaning up.

12. What is your mom not very good at?
Emma: Jumping on the trampoline because she has a baby in her belly.
Garfield: Having a poofy dog in your ear. And vacuuming.

13. What does your mom do for her job?
Emma: She helps take care of the kiddos while Daddy’s at work.
Garfield: Vacuum.

14. What is your mom's favorite food?
Emma: Cauliflower w/ cheese.
Garfield: Chicken.

15. What makes you proud of your mom?
Emma: She gives me treats when Garfield goes potty.
Garfield: Vacuuming.

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
Emma: Kung Fu Panda. (That's me: fat, and into martial arts.)
Garfield: You. And me.

17. What do you and your mom do together?
Emma: Go on Girls’ Day Out.
Garfield: Play.

18. How are you and your mom the same?
Emma: We both have brown eyes.
Garfield: Black hair.

19. How are you and your mom different?
Emma: She has a bigger nose than me.
Garfield: Because I’m wearing grey, and you’re wearing black and blue.

20. How do you know your mom loves you?
Emma: Because she takes care of me.
Garfield: Because you take care of me.

21. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
Emma: The consignment store.
Garfield: Sea World and the zoo.


Chelsea said...

I'm detecting a strong theme in Garfield's answers. At least he didn't say your favorite place is the vacuum store.

Big poofy dog in your ear???

DMZuniga said...

It' so true about you not really being able to have a poofy dog in your ear. You've just never gotten that down, no matter how much you practice.

Boy howdy...Garfield DOES have a thing about you vacuuming, though. You vacuum all the time, and it's your favorite thing, and you don't do it very well!

Hilarious. Can't wait for our 'tax day picnic' tomorrow. We have to be the only Nontaxpayer family that celebrates Tax Day! :)


Amy said...

Well, Garfield convinced me. You will forever be an excellent "vacuumer" in my mind.

Chef Mama said...

Hilarious! Remind me to invite you over. I'll have the vacuum ready. And I'll leave with the kids, since this vacuuming you do is when they aren't around. I've heard that on the TV about you, since you're famous & all.

Stephanie said...

The funniest part of it is that I hardly EVER vacuum. Seriously, I'm shamefully delinquent in that area. But apparently my son thinks otherwise!

Cathryn said...

I write down some of the hillarious stuff Grace says, but this takes it to a whole new level! You are too clever! (Do I say that at every post? I think I do.)

I hope you don't mind but I'll be stealing this idea for my own research (at least with Grace).

By the way, did you notice that Garfield had a minor obsession with "vacuum"? It came up several times. :)

Stephanie said...

Cathryn~ Yes, please ask Grace and post it! This was a little interview going around Facebook, so I take absolutely no credit for it. :)