My friend Robin Bielman posted this on her blog and I thought it was hilarious. It’s twenty-one questions you ask your kids. I found it humorously enlightening. These are the answers my younger son (14 years old) gave.
Did you remember to get your lunch?
When I get good grades. Obviously.
When Dad does annoying stuff. Wait. Sad? Getting a rejection from the Woman’s World people. Because when Dad does annoying stuff, you get annoyed.
When she shows me something funny on someone else’s blog.
Short. (laughs) She didn’t have to wear glasses back then. I don’t really know that much else.
Short. (snickers) I’m sorry. There’s nothing else I can say. (Obviously I’ve raised a smart ass.)
Maybe play computer games on her computer, the various games she finds on the internet.
Same stuff she does all the time.
Writing romance books, or just books in general.
Writing. And cooking. And yoga from what I can tell.
Most video games. (Not true! I can kick ass at Plants vs. Zombies, Bookworm, and Bejeweled Twisted.)
She puts all of her personality into making sure that the customers at Starbucks feel welcome and that they have a pleasant time at the store.
Lasagna! Wait… I don’t know! (I don’t even know what my favorite food is.)
Raking in the bucks from the stories she writes for Woman’s World and for being such a nice person to all of her customers at Starbucks because some of my friends go there and I like to know they’re being taken care of.
A mix of Pinky and that rat from Pinky and the Brain, a mixture of them.
Watch the old movies and classic musicals pretty much. And speaking of that we really need to rent Chorus Line. (I told him we should see the play and not the movie.)
We are both mildly funny with a positive outlook on life. (Hrumph. Only mildly???)
Height. Definitely. (laughs some more) I get she was a lot smarter than I was when she was a kid.
She says it everyday and she makes me very very very very very nice dinners. (Ah, even at this young age, the way to a man’s heart…)
Hawaii. Specifically the island of Kauai. The people there thought she was a native. (Well, I like Hawaii, but I think I’d rather go to Italy.)
I would imagine boats on the ocean. (This was the strangest answer he gave! I have nothing against boats.)