Thursday, November 5, 2009

Interview with the experts - Part 2

With Halloween behind us now, the kids are already making plans for Christmas.

Let's see what the experts have to say about Christmas, from a kid's point of view.

What does Santa look like?
Cole: His skin is skin-colored and he has a red nose and a red jacket. He has white stuff on his jacket, which is fur from a giraffe. I think he wears a brown hat.
Bella: He wears a red hat and a red shirt. I'm pretty sure he has white pom-poms on his jacket. His mom made his clothes for him.

Where does Santa live?
Cole: In the Earth with his elves
Bella: In the Earth where the elves live because they need supervision


What is Santa doing right this very minute?
Bella: Probably building toys and eating cookies
Cole: He's putting Bella on his bad list and he's watching the elves to see who's working the hardest on my toys


How does he keep track of what you want for Christmas?
Cole: We have to show him the flyers from the newspaper
Bella: Well, we see him in the mall and that's when we tell him what we want


How does Santa get to every single house in one night?
Cole: He flies on this really fast motorcycle. When the sun comes up, he has to go home. If he missed some houses, he'll just visit them again next year
Bella: He buys a flying car and the reindeers fly him in the air


Is the Grinch real?
Cole: No, he's just make-believe to scare children into behaving good
Bella: Yeah, he is real. He looks all green and old, like an alien grinch
Cole: If he's real, then how come we never see him in the mall with Santa?
Bella: Because they're not friends, that's why

Do most families have a special dinner on Christmas day?
Bella: Yes. We have cookies, actually gingerbread cookies, and macaroni and sushi
Cole: We have beef that's brown, but not burnt...it's just a little cooked. Just the way I like it

Does Santa bring gifts for parents?
Cole: No, because parents already have everything they need
Bella: Yes, if you call Santa and you tell him what you want, he'll bring it unless you make your kids go on time-out a lot, then he doesn't like you anymore and he won't bring you anything. Not even a new purse or hair scrunchies

Is it customary to leave food for Santa on Christmas eve?
Cole: Yeah, if you leave him cookies, he'll leave you more presents
Bella: Yeah, it's good manners to leave food for people who visit, even Santa. And you should leave carrots for his reindeers because he likes that and the carrots help the reindeers see so they don't crash Santa into the ground. That would ruin all the presents.

How does Santa know if you're good or bad?
Bella: The elves watch us on the monitor and they report it to Santa. If we're nice, they tell Santa. If we're mean, they better not tell him.
Cole: Because the elves watch you on the monitor. They watch you every single day for the rest of your life.

Have you ever been on the bad list?
Cole: Nope, never but I've only been alive for a couple years. Hopefully I'll never be on the bad list.
Bella: Never. Well, maybe. No, never. But I know someone who's been on the bad list.
Cole: Who?
Bella: Daddy....because he says bad words. The elves watch him too.

What would happen if you were still awake when Santa stops by on Christmas eve?
Bella: He'll say "oh no, I better leave. I don't want to give presents to you"
Cole: He'll say "oh no, you have to go back to your bed or I won't give you presents". Then I'll say, "Okay, I'll go back to bed and I promise I won't pee in it". That would make him very happy.

What are we celebrating at Christmas?
Bella: Uh, when Jesus was born when he was a baby. He was in a cradle and his mom rocked him to sleep. She was really nice and never yelled at him.
Cole: Jesus was born on Christmas so every year we make him a birthday cake. He doesn't eat it though because he never comes to our house. We eat the cake for him. I'm pretty sure that's okay with him.
Bella: Did you know that Jesus was born in a barn?
Cole: Yeah, under a bunch of stars and stuff.

Did you miss the original interview, Part 1? Read Interview with the Experts, the first part!

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51 comments:

AngieB said...

Bella's comment just crack me up! I hope you weren't counting on that new purse for Christmas!

MrsM said...

LOL-too funny! We don't do Santa, but I still think it's funny how kid's minds work about the whole Santa/Reindeer/Naughty List thing!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

ROFL! Your kids are so lucky to have inherited your wicked sense of humor. I love this!

Buckeroomama said...

Oh no, no purse nor even a hair scrunchie for you. :( If, for one day, the roles are reversed and Bella is your mommy, I think you are so in for it! She totally cracks me up; I just want to hug her!

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Helene,your kids have a great sense of humor.
Loved it.
hugs hugs

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

Bella cracks me up! Love that she wants to leave carrots for the reindeer to help them see so Santa doesn't crash. She's hilarious! Also, daddy better watch his language and maybe Santa will take him off the bad list before Christmas.

Stephanie Faris said...

These are so cute. But my first thought in reading your blog was, "OH NO. Christmastime already???" It comes around again way too fast, and then is gone before we know it.

♥georgie♥ said...

that was just precious especially the last convo!
You have some very smart Children helene

Mrs Cooper said...

"his skin is skin color". I love that!!!!

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

I love Interview with the experts!!!!!!

When did I become my Mom said...

I love your interviews with them!

Heather said...

So cute. They sure do have ideas about Santa, don't they!? Do you guys really eat sushi on Christmas?

Booklover1212 said...

Oh, I'm definitely going to do this with Nani! LOVE your Christmas dinner though -- macaroni, sushi, not burnt brown meat, and cookies. What a simple meal! LOL!!!

~ Jennifer
http://thetoyboxyears.blogspot.com

Lolli said...

That is a priceless interview!! I love the wisdom of children!

Nezzy said...

That Bella is definitely her mother's daughter! Your kiddos are almost as funny as you. Daddy needs to avoid monitors at all cost!

Loved the interview. Ya have yourself a fantastic day. I don't know how you discipline your little characters without crackin' completely up! :o)

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

Your kids are a riot!! I love that Daddy is on the bad list!! LOL!

Amy said...

THis is the best ever. I love hearing what your children have to say.. They are so smart and have a great sense of humor. I hope the elves are not watching all of the time..

blueviolet said...

I love that the elves are watching not only them but Daddy. One false move...

Heather Kephart said...

I love that you interview your little darlings, Helene! LOL @ Mary being really nice and never yelling at Jesus. That is one of the funniest things I've heard! It's going to stick with me and make me chuckle every Christmas.

Carly said...

we have sushi , your kids are the best ....Love it

HeartsMakeFamilies said...

I absolutely love this. I love to hear what kids really think. Its amazing.

Please stop by my blog. I left you an award.

Corrie Howe said...

I love the "gingerbreak cookies, macaroni and sushi" for Christmas dinner.

And I live that Grinch and Santa aren't friends!!!!!

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

I hope you are seriously considering making this a regular installment, Helene! They are too funny! *His skin is skin-colored*, oh my goodness.

Zeemaid said...

oh I just love this. This is going to be so much fun for them to read when they get bigger.

I just love kids perspective on things. gives me an idea of a conversation to have with my kids. ;)

feefifoto said...

Oh. My. Oh. My. Oh. My. That was completely hilarious! Thank goodness for children, because they give us bloggers something to talk about.

Emily said...

hahaaha oh my! they are so cute and witty! They definatly have your sense of humor!

shortmama said...

I love Cole's description of Santa, I think Santa needs to change his appearance!

kys said...

Uh-oh. Santa put Bella on his bad list. (?) They are so funny!

yonca said...

They are amazing Helen. Hugs to them!

Megan said...

Hee hee hee!

This...

Because the elves watch you on the monitor. They watch you every single day for the rest of your life.

...cracked me up!!! OMG, too funny...the whole Santa thing is a little "Big Brotherish" now that I think about it! ;-)

Eva Gallant said...

Hey, Mom, if you want a new purse or hair schrunchies, you better cut back on those time outs! rofl

LazyCrazyMama said...

Haha!!! I guess you'll be giving less time outs until x-mas ;)

Motorcycles and flying cars? ;)

I left an award for you on my blog.

The Lane Family said...

This was so cute!! I have so many favorites. But one is when Bella said Daddy was on the naughty list for saying bad words.

I also like how they said Jesus's mom rocked him and was always nice to him.

Their descriptions of Santa were funny as well. What a great thing to record and the memories that you will have!!

Jen said...

I just love you little experts!

Mighty M said...

They are so funny! I love that Santa is busy putting Bella on his naughty list! ;)

2 Toddlers and Me said...

I love your "Interview with the Experts" posts. They are so adorable and crack me up at the same time. And I learn things too. Like I didn't know that Santa's outfit is made from the fur of a giraffe! Lol.

Kaleena said...

I love it when you interview the experts. I learn so much from them:)

Jenny said...

Your kids are so funny. I tried the last interview on Abby and her answers were not blog worthy. Nothing funny at all! LOL!

Amy W said...

Hey, at least your kids know the true meaning of Christmas! Great material as always!

Joy said...

i love it!

Grand Pooba said...

LOL! They crack me up! Dad better shape up if he wants to make it on the nice list!

shiduri said...

your kids are so smart and so special. great job!

Kacey R. said...

That is so funny about the Grinch. DUH! The Grinch and Santa are totally not friends! ;D

Flowers said...

It was nice going through your blog as I like the experts view on christmas from kids point of view. enjoyed the interview very much.

Gracey said...

Haha, I loved this post! Bella and Cole definitely got your sense of humour - you should be very proud of them! :)

Paula @ Organizing Tips For Moms said...

This is awesome! What a great way to capture your children. They make me laugh!

Creative Junkie said...

Helene - you need to get your blog printed into a bound book. There are so many sources that do this! If I could find one that worked on wordpress, I'd do it myself with my own blog in a heartbeat. But you're on blogger so you should have no problem.

I love your posts!

Mrsbear said...

So that's the reason why I'm not getting new hair scrunchies at Christmas. No more time-outs for them!

I love this. Your kids are hilarious.

Rook No. 17 said...

The apples don't fall far from the tree: your kids have your gift for witty banter! I love these interviews! Can I come over on Christmas? Sushi & Macaroni are two of my favs! :)

I love how Santa and the Elves are so tech savvy. So different from the Santa from our day!

Jenn

wife.mom.nurse said...

I loved the way you interviewed them together.

And I agree with Rook # 7, they have you awesome wit!

Sharlene said...

These crack me up every time. His skin is skin colored. Duh! Daddy is on the naughty list for swearing. The Grinch and Santa Claus are obviously not friends. Oh my gosh I am dying. Keep these coming.

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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