Tuesday, October 20, 2009

An interview with the experts....

I love listening to Cole and Bella when they're having conversations. Sometimes the conversations are serious, sometimes they're just plain funny. As they were sitting at the table today eating lunch, I got an idea....why not interview them and see what they have to say?

What do you look like:
Bella- I have greenish eyes but not enough to be green like a monster and I think I'm pretty....and I used to have 2 holes where I lost my teeth
Cole - I have medium blue eyes, yellow hair, 1 freckle that's gonna grow into another freckle and 2 freckles on my neck

What do kids like to eat?
Bella
- sushi, ribs and candy
Cole - soup, ribs, pork chops, salmon and candy

Who should do the cooking in a family, the mom or the dad?
Bella - The mom but if she's sick then the dad should cook
Cole - It depends on who cooks better. Our dad can't cook so there you go

What makes moms happy?
Bella - I know what makes YOU happy....when we're nice and when we listen. I even like you when you tell me to put my toys away
Cole- Moms get happy when you use your manners and when you put your dirty socks in the washer yourself. Moms are not personal maids.

What makes moms sad?
Bella - When kids aren't nice. And when kids fart at the dinner table.
Cole - When we don't give you hugs, when we don't use our manners and when it's hot outside

What makes kids happy?
Bella - When our mom is happy and when the sky is blue
Cole - If you let me have a baby t-rex it would make me happy, I'll be even happier when you get me a baby turtle or a baby stegostaurus. I won't love you as much if you don't get me a turtle. I think every kid would be happy if they could have a turtle.

What will happen if kids don't brush their teeth?
Bella - You'll get cavitities and you'll have holes in your teeth forever
Cole - Your teeth will get ripped out and that would probably hurt

Is it okay to lie?
Cole - No
Bella - No

Do you lie?
Cole - Uh, yeah
Bella - Yes, but only because I have to sometimes

What time should all kids go to bed?
Cole - 6:15 pm
Bella - 6:00 pm

What happens if kids don't eat any vegetables and fruits?
Bella - You'll never get candy
Cole - That, and you'll never ever grow and you'll stay a little kid for the rest of your days

Are kids supposed to be quiet in the library?
Cole - Yes, or the library girl will kick you out because you're talking and then you'll look stupid in front of everyone
Bella - Yes, everyone wants to read books so you have to be quiet all the time but not at home. At home, you can be as loud as you want

What should kids do if they get scared in the middle of the night?
Cole -
They should kill the monster and then wake up their mom or dad and make sure they know that everyone is safe now
Bella - Stop, drop and roll
Cole - Duh, that's for fires
Bella - NO...you can stop, drop and roll if there are monsters. The tooth fairy told me that

Speaking of fires, what should kids do if there's a fire in their house?
Bella - When your door is hot, you put a blanket under it to keep the smoke out. Then you call for help. But if your door is cold, you can open it and go to your mom and dad's room. If they're not awake yet, yell in their face "there's a fire"
Cole - Or you can open your window and yell for help and just hope that someone will hear you before the fire gets on you

What are the rules of the playground?
Bella - No running or you'll get bark stuck in your knee and that really hurts. I know. And you should always wait your turn but if the other kid is taking too long, you just say, "You're being rude".
Cole - No running or you'll bonk your head and it'll crack open like that one time and you'll bleed blood all over the place and you'll need staples in your head and it's really scary and you'll need to drink some Tylenol

Do you think you'll have children when you're older?
Cole - Yes, just 1 kid. I do NOT want twins. No thank you
Bella - No I don't want kids. I don't like them because I don't wanna have to wash their clothes because I don't even know to wash clothes
Me: What if I taught you how to do laundry?
Bella: No, I still don't want kids. I just don't like them and that's the God's honest truth.

If you could change one thing, what would it be?
Bella - For it to be Halloween everyday.
Cole - I would want dinosaurs to come back to life but only if they're nice and don't eat people. Well, they could eat bad people but not good people who have cats and use their manners

If kids could rule the world for a day, what would the world be like?
Bella - We'd all ride unicorns around everywhere. And we'd just watch movies all day long.
Cole - Everyone would live in bounce houses and no one would ever have to nap or eat shrimp

What should every parent know about their child?
Cole - That we're smart. Not as smart as teenagers but we're just a little smart. We get smarter everytime we eat an apple
Bella - That we like hugs and kisses. And we're sorry for clogging the toilet

Is there anything else you want to add?
Cole -I don't have anything else to add because I don't know how to do math.
Bella - I'm gonna marry Jason from High School Musical. We'll live in a new house in Tahoe. And the house will be red. Or maybe pink. And we'll have no kids...ever.

Why not interview YOUR kids and see what they have to say??


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66 comments:

DysFUNctional Mom said...

OMG, this is hilarious! Your kids are funny like you. My fave lines:
"Moms are not personal maids." (wonder where he heard that??)
and
"No, I still don't want kids. I just don't like them and that's the God's honest truth." I'm with Bella. I don't like kids either. Except for mine, and they push it sometimes!

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Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

This is so cute! Your kids really are a little smart! This was a good idea you had to interview your kids.

Buckeroomama said...

Aww, this is just the cutest ever!!!

I love what Cole said: "Moms are not personal maids." You drilled that in pretty well! Well done.

I did a similar interview with Josh when he was about 3-ish.

Shelby at DoubleUpBooks.com - The Twins and Multiples Bookstore said...

You always have the best ideas! I'm definitely going to do this with my twins. I loved your questions. I'll let you know how it goes - I'm sure I'm going to have to hold in a lot of laughter.

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

I LOVE this!! I am stealing it and giving you credit!! Your kids inherited your humor!!

Tami said...

ROFL. You have SUPER kids and you my friend are a SUPER mom. LOVED LOVE LOVED, your interview!!

I'm still laughing!

Brooke said...

i have to agree with Bella on the kid thing - maybe you'll luck out and the other 3 will give you grandkids.

Christina said...

When my kids start to talk, remind me to do that will ya, lol.
Thanks for helping me start my day with a smile on my face!!

eight helping hands said...

That was funny! I think it's a good idea to interview your kids just to see what they have to say. As you know, you never know what's going to come out!
I think I will do this one!
good idea!

Mayhem and Moxie said...

Such a fantastic post. I had to laugh at many of the responses. Not only could I hear Cole and Bella voices in my head, but I also see how they are repeating a lot of what they have been taught.

Hilarious, Helene. You inspire moms everywhere. :)

-Francesca

Heather said...

I'll have to try it! They are so cute and have such interesting takes on things ; )

Angela said...

Okay, that was hilarious. I loved their responses.

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yonca said...

LOL! Those are great answers. Your kids are very cute and also so smart. I have to try that and see what my son would say:)

Erin M. said...

They are clearly very smart and this was so fun to read. I did something similar with mine, but they're a lot younger (3), so it wasn't as interesting. Maybe I'll have to try again and use some of your questions (giving you credit & linking to you, of course!!). Mine weren't exactly very creative.

LazyCrazyMama said...

Absolute hilarious!!! Love the farting at the table bit ;) my baby girl (2yrs old) will lean over and then laugh and say "I swarted I swarted" I know I shouldn't encourage, but it's so darn cute! ;)

Adie said...

That is just too cute!

Rook No. 17 said...

Helene, that was awesome! They're so funny, bright, and imaginative. I'm going to make sure I use the stop-drop-and-roll technique if I ever run in to a monster in the hallway at night and eat lots of apples! I love their ideas for the way the world would be if kids ruled for a day ~ what a happy place! I wanna ride a unicorn too!

Jenn @rookno17.blogspot.com

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Oh my word, Helene, this is too funny, and that's the God's honest truth ;)

Mama-Bear said...

So awesome! I can't wait to do this when my twins are older!

Carly said...

So cute. I want to ask my son all these questions. Love how they do not want any kids when they are older.

Kristina P. said...

They sound like little adults!

Jenn Mc said...

This should be a weekly/monthly addition. It was crackin' hilarious!!

Amy said...

I can't wait until my little one get older and talks away and say fun things like yours did.

MamaOtwins+1 said...

LOVE the personal maid comment! We are working on the fact that Mommy is not the twins personal maid!

Tracy said...

I think this might be my favorite post, ever. Bella is quite adamant that she does NOT want children. I love it.

Jen said...

Now that is a great idea. I need to interview my kids.

Great post!

The Double Dipped Life said...

Hilarious! I especially loved this: "Moms are not personal maids."

Thanks for the laugh!

MamaHen Em said...

Oh they are a riot! I love that Bella is quite clear that she does not want children. She should get together with my boy - he specifically told me on Sunday that he is NEVER having babies because he does NOT like children!

Kim said...

Incredibly cute!! You've trained your son up right . . . Moms are not personal maids! Hee!

Kelly said...

Could you have your kids tell mine about the appropriate bed time? Pretty please?

Pam said...

I had no idea stop, drop and roll worked for monsters as well as for fires. But if the tooth fairy says it works, it must be true....


Thanks for the laugh!

Mighty M said...

Hilarious!! They are quite the characters. I think my favorite line was "Yes, but only because sometimes I have to" in regards to lying!

blueviolet said...

Your kids have rather refined palates!

I'm kinda impressed with Bella's fire readiness skills! :)

Nezzy said...

Well, it's obvious the apples don't fall far from the tree. "Mom is not a personal maid," hummmm wonder where that came from? Great post, kids are just the best.

Have a wonderful day full of sushi, ribs and lots of candy!!!

kys said...

I'll have to remember to stop, drop, and roll the next time I get scared!

Too funny!

Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

Those are great! I am going to have to do that too. I love "What makes mom happy?" Oh...and "Do you think you'll have children?"

HeartNiki said...

That is too cute. They gave some well thought out answers. :)

Flory said...

Helene this is just too clever! You've got some bright little people there! I love how the answers show the different ways males and females think. They start young, don't they!

Amy W said...

Kids say the darnedest things! I did the interview that was going around Facebook awhile back, but your questions are way better, so you got better answers. I'm so glad the tooth fairy is telling Bella to stop, drop & roll if she gets scared in the middle of the night. LOL!

2 Toddlers and Me said...

I love it! I was chuckling the whole way through. I did something like this for my husband for his birthday, I asked my daughter a bunch of questions and they all involved him in some way. It was so cute, he loved it.

Sharlene said...

Come on- get the kid a baby T-rex!

This was great. I hope to see it as a regular feature.

And teenagers are NOT smarter than Cole and Bella!

Karen said...

It is so funny the little unexpected comments they make! "...and wouldn't have to eat shrimp..."

Too funny!

shortmama said...

"moms are not personal maids" that kid deserves a flippin medal!

Joy said...

Oh, I can't wait to do this with my kids in a couple years! Your kids are just as funny as you. Hey, read my Tuesday Tips. I made a reference to you in the intro.

Jenny said...

LOL! My favorite part was:
"not good people who have cats"
That's hilarious!

LOL about the lying too.

I'm going to have to ask my daughter these questions. You should do a interview link up party or something!

Jayme said...

Love this post! I might have to do something like this someday :)

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

OH MY GOSH! How funny! I totally have to interview Abby & Emma.
I love the Stop, Drop and Roll answer and the answer to whether they want kids or not - hilarious!
Love it!
(scrolling down to read your next post!)

Elle said...

Good to know that I won't get eaten by the dinosaurs because I (usually) use my manners and have cats. Phew!

Too funny!

Creative Junkie said...

Could this possibly be any cuter?

Perfect way to start my day!

MamaOtwins+1 said...

You have an award this morning

Living It, Loving It said...

Amazing kids! I was amazed at some of Cole's responses. He is going to make some lady very happy some day.

Heather Kephart said...

That is HILARIOUS, Helene! GOLD!

Farting at the table makes Mommy sad? LOL!!

Alisha said...

bahahahaha! I loved it! I want to quote my favorite ones, but they were all so funny!

Corrie Howe said...

This is great. My son would like Cole. He thinks the floors in the house should be trampolines.

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

OMG! That was hilarious! I love the one about the turtle and the bedtime! Sweet!

Twins Squared said...

This was so cute. I might steal your idea and ask mine some stuff too. I promise I'll give you credit for the idea!

HeartsMakeFamilies said...

This was great but I would be afraid to question my kids lol. But I think I might.

♥georgie♥ said...

Oh helene i can not pick a favorite line these were hysterical-
I wonder what a 12,14 and 16 yr old would say...hmmm

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Alicia said...

Okay, this is BY FAR the greatest thing I've ever read!!!!!!!

Your kids are soooooooooooo funny and smart! Hmmm..where did they get that from??

Oh my gosh...I'll totally have to copy you and interview my kids!!!

Maricris Zen Mama said...

So hilarious! You just gotta love the logic of kids. They're unbeatable! Love this interview!

MommyAmy said...

They are SO hilarious! They will never EVER forgive you for letting their turtle go free will they? lol

And totally funny that they don't want kids!!! I always swore I didn't want twins, after growing up with twin aunts that just seemed like a really bad idea. Too bad God had other plans for me! lol

KK said...

THey are hilarious!!!!

The High Family said...

sweetest post ever!

I just might give this a try with Ryan...not sure how well it will go though because he has a really bad attention span lately!

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr



 
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