Sunday, November 21, 2010

Interview with the Experts: The Thanksgiving Edition

It's been awhile since I've done an "Interview with the Experts". Cole and Bella have been quite busy these last few know, 1st grade isn't exactly a piece of cake like kindergarten was.

However, they were generous enough to sit down with me for a few minutes the other evening and do an interview, provided they be allowed to decide on the topic.

So here is the newest Interview with the Experts: The Thanksgiving Edition...courtesy of Cole and Bella.

1) Where did the idea of Thanksgiving come from?

Cole: The pilgrims caught a turkey and roasted it.

Bella: First, the two groups lived on land. And the first two groups were the Pilgrims and the Indians.

2) What did the Pilgrims look like?

Cole: They looked like Indians. I think.

Bella: They look like persons. They didn’t give food to the Indians. And they weren’t respectful. And it's not "Pilgrims", it's "Pilgrahams".

3) What did the Indians look like?

Cole: I don’t know but I do know they liked feathers.

Bella: They had a vest and they had tan skin.

4) What did the Pilgrims do when they saw the Indians?

Cole: They hided their stuff so it wouldn’t get stolen. All the dinosaurs were there before the people.

Bella: Hided the food so the Indians wouldn’t get it and people came out, a lot of people who weren’t alive.

5) Where did the Pilgrims and Indians live?

Cole: In a little city near Star Wars.

Bella: They lived in a trailer in the city somewhere.
6) Why do we eat turkey on Thanksgiving?

Cole: Because it has chicken in it and it’s good.

Bella: Because it’s healthy for you. And it is has a wishbone in the neck that you can break in half for good luck. It doesn't count though if you get the short part because that means someone cheated. COLE!

Cole:  I don't cheat.  It's not my fault you don't have any luck.

7) Why do families get together on Thanksgiving?

Cole: Because it’s beautiful and you take out a lot of food and forks and spoons and plates, and mashed potatoes.

Bella: Because they want to eat stuffing and chicken. And you get to have peace and quiet when you get together because everyone’s respectful.

8) What should kids be thankful for on Thanksgiving?

Cole: For their aunties and uncles, and moms and their teachers and their dads and grandpa and nannies.

Bella: They should be thankful for their turkey, say thank you to their mom and dad. Mostly to your mom again because your mom invited some people over for Thanksgiving and made a nice dinner.

Cole:  Yeah, our dad can't cook.  He can make macaroni and cheese from a box but that's it.

Bella:  We would starve if our mom didn't cook dinner on Thanksgiving.  And then it wouldn't be a fun holiday.

9) What are YOU most thankful for?

Cole: My mom and dad and for dessert. Oh and my brothers. And Domo and Mario.

Bella: The Thankful tree, my cake that my mom made and my turkey and my stuffing, my family and the city.

10) Describe what a traditional Thanksgiving table looks like.

Cole: Well, first of all, it has to be brown, like our dining room table. It’s decorated with plates, forks, spoons and beer and juice and chocolate milk. There has to be decorations, too.  Like stuff your kids make at school.  Don't throw that stuff away because we worked hard on it.

Bella: You have to have placemats so everyone knows where to sit but cats aren’t allowed because they aren’t decorations.

Cole:  Huh?  Cats can't come to the table.

Bella:  I know.  I just said that!  HELLO!

11) What should people do the day after Thanksgiving?

Cole: Put their Christmas tree up and decorate it and try not to break any of the ornaments. And make decorations.  We usually watch our dad take all the decorations out of the garage.  It's a big mess in there so it usually takes him awhile.

Bella: They should shop for Christmas presents for their kids because it’s almost Christmas.  Santa usually gets the presents but he lets parents buy presents too because we deserve it.  God is always watching you and so are the elves. Registered & Protected


Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

I always enjoy your interviews with the experts. I get the feeling they really like Thanksgiving!

singedwingangel said...

rofl I love this. They are too stinkin cute and smart. BWHAHAH at Dad can't cook and turkey has chicken in it..

The Mother said...

Truly you have raised wise children. Back pats.

MommyLovesStilettos said...

SO CUTE!! My son is named Cole too :)

Mighty M said...

Who knew Star Wars played such an integral part of Thanksgiving? Thanks, Cole and Bella! :)

Megan said...

LMAO. What the heck is it with kids and chicken. Luke thought turkey was made of chicken the other day too! lol

I feel sorry for tim. I think this post just knocked him down a step or two on the ladder of importance. You may want to start giving him lessons in cooking for those "just in case" scenarios. I would be terrified that if something happened to you, your kids would have to live off mac-and-cheese out of a box! lol

Healthynaija said...

I'm in love with Bella, I just thought to say that.
"God is watching you and the elves are too". I am a big fan of yours and I am hoping for twins one day. You have raised such SMART children. They are all so gorgeous too. Cole is such a man, I read this whole thing with 6yr old voices in my head and it was hilarious. You are so blessed. Happy Thanksgiving (Back to lurksville)

shortmama said...

The kids are just hilarious!

Kristina P. said...

Haha, your kids are hilarious! I particularly enjoyed the cat conversation.

Nezzy said...

Oh my goodness glory..."We'd starve if Mama didn't cook our dinner on Thanksgiving!" How I do love these 'expert' interviews.

God bless ya sweetie and enjoy this week!!! :o)

Kim said...

Hilarious! I love the "pilgrahams"—I've got a 10 year old who's always correcting me with her wrong pronunciations!

MiMi said...

Pilgrahams!! Adorable.
And, I really was with Bella on the answers thinking how smart she was...and then 4 came and she totally lost me. LOL

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Your kids are totally cool. Yes, no cats on thanksgiving!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

How cute they are! I love their wisdom and looking at things from their point of views. You can tell how different they thing from one another...dinosaurs and Star Wars and peace and quiet and living in a trailer.

Do they help out in the kitchen?

Jenna said...

SO cute, I love their creative answers!! Wearing a vest and is tan, lol!!!

ashley said...

Ahh I love them! They're so honest and so sure of themselves. What a hoot!

Kimberly said...

HAHAHAHA! They're awesome. Is it wrong that they know more about American Thanksgiving than I do? I blame my Canadianism. Is that a word? Consult the kids!

MommaKiss said...

Cole: Yeah, our dad can't cook. He can make macaroni and cheese from a box but that's it.

Bella: We would starve if our mom didn't cook dinner on Thanksgiving. And then it wouldn't be a fun holiday.

MY FAVE!!! I'm dying over here!! said...

This is just too cute and it's great you'll have this conversation forever on here! said...

This is just too cute and it's great you'll have this conversation forever on here!

Heather said... and juice and chocolate milk... That's my kind of Thanksgiving;) Great interview, as always!

Heather said...

They are hilarious! Their interactions with each other must have you cracking up!

Jayme said...

I love when you do these!!

Aimee said...

"I know, I just said that. Hello!"

I just snorted diet coke out of my nose! Oh she is too funny!

Cucipata said...

Very funny, kids are the best comedians...

Creative Junkie said...

I seriously think these are my favorites of all your blog posts!

Jenny said...

LOL about turkey having chicken in it! That's hilarious!

I love their answers about the pilgrims and Indians.

Jenny said...

I just asked Abby #6 and she said, "it's just the natural thing to do".

Then I asked her #8 and her response: "what are the choices?" ROTF!

#10: "Beautiful and it should have the horn of plenty on it."

#11: "they should eat the leftovers"

beemii said...

OH LOL!!! Your kids always make me crack up...God and the elves are watching huh?

Shell said...

LOL @ God and the elves always watching! Your kids are a riot.

Ms Bibi said...

I am sorry, but I think I just peed my pants little bit.

Get your facts straight,mom....Pilgrahams.

Erin said...

I'm in stitches. Seriously. First off, I'm so glad they say things like "hided." We have trouble w/ tenses at our house and it's so frustrating. Good to know we're not alone!

Love that they said Tim can't cook. ROFL. And the pilgrahams? omg.

Happy Thanksgiving, Helene! THanks for sharing this cuteness w/ us!

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Pilgrahams! The turkey has chicken in it! Oh man, this is priceless stuff. Also, you can tell just by the words who is the son and who is the daughter. Even if I don't look at their names.... hee hee! Happy Thanksgiving!

Tiffany said...

They are hilarious!I love their interviews.

Buckeroomama said...

I love your interviews with your kids! Pil-gra-hams --LOL!! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Putting the FUN in DysFUNctional said...

I love that Bella. What a girl! I never knew turkey had chicken in it. Whoda thunk?

Karen Peterson said...

Your kids should take this show on the road! "It's not my fault you don't have any luck." Priceless!

Charlene said...

Your kids crack me up!!

RenegadeMama said...

I relate so much to your post on the cautiously optimistic phrase, but for different reasons. It's the knowledge of a lifetime full of unrealized dreams that hard to live with and the silent grief.

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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