Saturday, August 23, 2008

What is this, 20 Questions?

Okay I got tagged with this funny little questionnaire while ago and finally got all my kids to answer the questions. Now I tag Raeley, Brooklyn, Tanner, Miles, Trent, Jared, Diana, Christina, Gabie, Reed, and George.

Wow, there is nothing like seeing yourself through the eyes of your children. Talk about a reality check!

1. What is something mom always says to you?

Karianne (16): "Are you going to do something with Tim tonight?" Also "Have a good day" when I leave in the morning. Plus "I love you" too of course.

Susan (14): "have you practiced saxophone today? what about piano?" or maybe "you are cute."

Nathan (11): "Go practice piano," and "Go do your dinner job."

Megan (8): She says "No!"

2. What makes mom happy?

Karianne: When you do the dishes without her asking. Also when we say thanks for dinner mom, thanks dinner for mom.

Susan: When her knee isn't swollen and it feels better than it has before plus also when we do the dishes!

Nathan: When I practice piano without her asking me. When I do my dinner job, and when I obey her.

Megan: When I hug her.

3. What makes mom sad?

Karianne: When you are late for curfew or you don't do your homework all because of a boy. That makes her worried. Which is the same as sad I think.

Susan: When she can't walk right, and when she thinks she is not a good mom. even though I think she is a good mom!

Nathan: When I die. :smirk:

Megan: When I don't obey her.

4. How does your mom make you laugh?

Karianne: She talks to plants. :) Also she gets mad when you say moun'n and it is really funny ha ha

Susan: By teasing me alot! :)

Nathan: By teasing me and attacking me.

Megan: When she tickles me.

5. What was your mom like as a child?

Karianne: Um hello, I was not alive how would I know that?

Susan: um, a child? with blonde hair? idk

Nathan: Um. Let's see... um. Small.

Megan: Um. I don't know anything about when she was a child.

6. How old is your mom?

Karianne: uh.... I actually forgot. No I'm serious. She didn't tell me not to tell. I think it's 39 or maybe it's still 38. How do I always forget this?

Susan: 38 I think but it doesn't really matter to me

Nathan: Uh... 39.

Megan: Um. Okay. Um. 38

(I am 39)

7. How tall is your mom?

5' 6" or something like that. I think she's taller than me still.

Susan: um, five foot......... eight. that's my guess. or five foot nine.

Nathan: Uh, like five foot nine or something like that.

Megan: I don't know. 10,000 feet? She is four feet tall.

(I am 5'8")

8. What is her favorite thing to do?

Plant things. Also talk to plants that are growing. Maybe sing to them when nobody is listening.

Susan: Blog. And talk to Amidey and email. And garden usually

Nathan: Um... blog. Garden. And email. Oh, and watch us play games while she cooks.

Megan: She likes to blog and to sit with me.

9. What does your mom do when you're not around?

I have never figured that one out. I'm guessing she does laundry and cleans the kitchen also she burns lovely smelling candles and sometimes makes delicious bread. Because that's what it's like when I come home.

Susan: I don't know cause I'm not around, right? I think she probly blogs lol

Nathan: Um... shop and blog and um, blog some more. Let's see. Yeah.

Megan: I don't know, 'cause I'm not around! Blog maybe? And she goes shopping.

10. If your mom becomes famous what will it be for?

Gardening for sure.

Susan: It will be for gardening. or chicken knowledge! :)

Nathan: Um... Let's see. That would be because... she is good at nagging people and getting them to do things.

Megan: Ummmmmmmm... Hm. For having chickens. And for falling out of the house.

11. What is your mom really good at?

Cooking and making plants grow with her magical talking(or singing) skills.

Susan: She is really good at cooking! And she is a good mom. Plus she is good at writing I think and she plays the piano well too.

Nathan: Gardening, cooking, blogging, um... everything.

Megan: Blogging. Helping me fall asleep. Falling down.

12. What is your mom not very good at?

Explaining math to me. Doing the math is not really the problem it's just making me understand.

Susan: She is not very good at...... umm....... I don't really know!

Nathan: Um... walking forwards, keeping chickens off the porch, and that's it.

Megan: Walking. Waking me up in the morning.

13. What does your mom do for her job?

Keep us living

Susan: She raises chickens for her job! Plus also kids! lol

Nathan: Be a mom.

Megan: She be's a mom. And she takes care of chickies and that annoying cat that growls at peoples.

14. What is your mom's favorite food?

Peasant Pasta? Or basically any homegrown vegetable, no matter how weird and unheard of it is. No actually it's La Casita. There we go.

Susan: Hmm. her favorite food is.... I think mexican. Plus she likes peasant pasta. But I don't! haha :)

Nathan: Um, like Mexican stuff from that one restaurant... I don't remember the name it's like a
Mexican name! (La Casita)

Megan: Spaghetti.

15. What makes you proud of your mom?

She does what she wants and is the way she wants to be because she wants to. Not to please the world.

Susan: That she had knee surgery and I think she is doing a good job at recovering!

Nathan: She is a good mom, and a lot of things.

Megan: That she can have chickens and raise up four kids.

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?

Um that is tricky. I might possibly come back to it. Or maybe not.

Susan: She would be... um..... let's see. She would be Elastigirl!

Nathan: The mommy buzzard on Loony Tunes.

Megan: Larry the Cucumber

17. What do you and your mom do together?

Talk late late late at night. Also lately we go shopping but she does NOT enjoy that activity so...

Susan: We talk. And also lately we went shopping for school.

Nathan: We pick beans and stuff, we planted corn, and swim at the reservoir.

Megan: Go shopping and get ears pierced.

18. How are you and your mom the same?

We look a lot the same on account of she gave me genes.

Susan: Well we are related! haha! Plus we both like music. And we can read each other's minds!

Nathan: We both have blue eyes. We both can sort-of-ish play the piano.

Megan: We're both the youngest child in our families.

19. How are you and your mom different?

I think I express my emotions more easily at all times (this basically means I cry a LOT for very little things that don't matter very much.) Also I am more involved socially than she ever was in high school and probly still now too. I care what other people think very much, I want to please everyone and she is content when it's the right thing to do even if some people are not that happy.

Susan: I have brown hair. and I have freckles. and ummm...... I have longer hair? I don't know.

Nathan: I'm a boy and she's not. I'm a kid and she's old. I have shorter hair, and I look more like my dad.

Megan: Um...because I go to school and she does not?

20. How do you know your mom loves you?

Well, she tells me it often, also she waits up for me when I'm out of the house late and she talks to me and lets me dump problems on her because I need them to be dumped. She makes me delicious food because I like delicious food even though we could just eat rice and beans (not delicious) every single day. She asks me all the time if she is doing a good enough job being my mom. Obviously if she didn't love me she wouldn't care about that so much.

Susan: She tells me. Plus cause she talks to me and cooks food for all of us and she is nice to all of us and patient!

Nathan: Because she says so. And she does nice things like cook me dinner, and does my laundry, and doesn't even make me pay for it.

Megan: 'Cuz I spend lots of time with her and she tells me she loves me.


  1. That was so awesome. It is so fun to see the world through your kids. I love that they think your biggest struggle in life is walking. I guess lately it has been. I want a post on singing to your plants. What's that about? Elastigirl and Larry the Cucumber? Whaaaa? Weird.

  2. That was great to read! You must be an amazing mom! I too want to know more about the singing to plants...what's that about?

  3. Oh, my gosh, I love it! I want my kids to be just like your kids cuz they sound awesome. Way to go on being an obviously super mom!

  4. Thanks becky - I agree, my kids are some of the awesomest people I know. :)

    Okay I am not entirely sure where the singing to plants thing came from. I talk to my plants, cat, chickens, stupid drivers, etc. But I do not remember any singing. Maybe it was my alter-ego Elastigirl who does that.

  5. Your Mother always talked to her plants. And caressed and praised them. She not only talked to them, she could tell what they needed when they were ailing. She would walk into a room and could tell wich plants needed water. We have an apple tree that didn't bloom, and she threatened it with the axe one spring, and it has been producing ever since!

    If you want, I can tell you kids what your Mother was like as a child. Wondferful, obiedient, witty, studious, kind, shall I go on? And there were other times.......

  6. That was one of the best tags I've ever read :)

  7. What's with the "zipped!!!" stuff, dad? You can comment!

  8. You said' "Unless my FATHER spills the beans."

    Hee Hee. So I'll comment, but I won't spill the beans or embarrass you. Even tho it is so much fun!

  9. SUPER FUN!!! I am so copying this and doing it for my blog!!!