First off, let me just say how excited Cole and Bella were when they heard how many questions came in from you all for their Interview with the Experts series. Like uber excitement...such a boost to their little egos, which weren't exactly suffering in the first place.
Next thing I know they'll be asking for designer clothes for the red carpet....
The experts were only able to answer half of the questions so we'll do this in two parts, with the next part being posted next week.
1) What is the best thing you get to do with Mommy that you wish you could do all the time - Angel at Angel Believes
Bella: Is that really what she wants to know?
Bella: Is her name really Angel or do they just call her that because she's an angel?
Bella: Can you start calling me Angel?
Bella: Well, it didn't hurt to ask.
Cole: Let me answer the question already! I like to play the Wii with my mom and I wish we could do it every minute of the day!
Bella: I'd like to play tennis with Mommy all the time, if I could. Even though we never really play it.
2) What is your favorite thing about your Mom - Shell at Things I Can't Say
Cole: Um, I just love her so much and I like when she plays the Wii with me.
Bella: You already said that when you answered the first question!
Cole: So...I can answer how ever I want!
Bella: I like when she plays tennis with me and when we decorate the Christmas tree.
Cole: Me, too. I love decorating the tree.
3) What do you think it's like to be an only child - Big Sis at Speaking of Witch
Cole: Oh, that's a hard question. It would be nice because it would always be quiet.
Bella: Uh, I think it would be good. Very quiet and very good. Very very good.
4) If you were President of the United States and could pass any laws you wanted to, what laws would you make - Karen at Right Where We Belong
Cole: I got two new laws. Wait, what's a law?
Me: It's basically a rule that everyone has to follow or they get in trouble. Like the speed limit...you have to obey the law or you get a ticket.
Cole: Oh, got it. My laws would be that everyone had to eat candy at every meal and only go to school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. And decorate a Christmas tree every day.
Bella: No eating candy because it's not healthy. No drinking juice either because it's only a little healthy but not a lot.
Me: Yeah, but Bella, what would your laws be?
Bella: I wouldn't make any new ones because I like the earth just the way it is.
5) What are Santa's all time favorite cookies - Ms. Bibi at The Queen of Average
What kind of cookies do you make for Santa - Denise at Together We Save
Cole: Decorated sugar cookies with sprinkles and frosting, I think. I usually make him cookies shaped like a stocking. With his initials on it. S.C. for Santa Claus.
Bella: Chocolate chip and oatmeal cookies because he can never decide. Next time, ask what MY favorite cookies are, okay?
6) What's the most fun about having a twin - Eva at Wrestling with Retirement
Cole: Well, my twin plays Wii games with me and even games that are funner than the Wii. We share a room and we're always together. But I don't like always being with her. We're in different classes this year which is really cool because it's like I don't have a twin.
Bella: I don't have anything fun. Wait, I guess I should come up with something...that would be the nice thing to do. It's mostly bad but I guess playing Wii and trying not to ignore each other and eating and getting dressed together.
7) How many times a day do you poop - MiMi at Living in France
Cole: Um, once a day and I even pee every day too but more than once
Bella: I thought I said NO questions about poop!!
Me: Maybe she was just super curious and couldn't resist asking.
Bella: Okay, if she really needs to know...I poop a lot every day. But I still have a hard time wiping my butt because I get those dingleberries...
Me: Enough...now I know why you didn't want to talk about poop.
Bella: Yeah, it's kinda gross, huh?
Me: Yeah, pretty much.
8) Why don't you like eating vegetables? Is there a secret in getting you to eat them - Kimberly at All Work and No Play Makes Mommy Go Something-Something
Cole: Actually, I like vegetables because they're healthy and my mom tells me to eat them. And if you eat junk then you'll get sick. Vegetables taste really good when you dip them into ranch dressing.
Me: But what about the law you want to pass about eating candy at every meal?
Cole: Come on, Mom, that's probably never gonna happen though so everyone should just keep eating their vegetables.
Bella: I like vegetables...corn with butter, little corns without butter, zucchini, eggplant, sweet potatoes and broccoli. The secret is to tell the kids that it'll make them smart if they eat lots of vegetables. Broccoli will make them fart so don't serve it to them before they go to school.
Kimberly also wants to know what's up with Justin Bieber's hair...
Bella: We don't even know what a Justin Beaver is...
Cole: What is he? What kind of hair does he got?
Me: Justin BIEBER, not Beaver. He's a famous singer...you know, the dude whose hair brushed forward into his face?
Cole: oh yeah I know who he is. He just likes it to cover his right eye.
Bella: No, it doesn't. It covers his cheeks.
Cole: Whatever, you think you know everything
Bella: Cuz I do. Next question.
9) How do I get my kids to do more chores around the house - The Mother at The Mother's Handbook
Bella: Is her name really The Mother? She makes her kids call her that? The Mother?
Me: No, she doesn't make her kids call her that. Or maybe she does. See, her kids are older than you guys and they probably respect her way more than you guys respect me.
Bella: We respect you. Sometimes. But usually not.
Me: Well, I sure appreciate your honesty.
Bella: Thank you. You said to never lie.
Cole: My answer is to make your kids get better at doing chores, print the chores out with a famous character on it so they'll be happy and then they'll end up thanking you for letting them do chores. And they'll probably give you a kiss too.
Bella: Yelling always works. Or you can print a chore chart out with decorations...whatever you want to do.
10) What are you getting your Mama for Christmas - Rebecca at Unexplained X 2
Cole: Oooooh, I totally got this one. I'm gonna make her a leaf pocket. You get a leaf and poke the stem through the middle of the leaf and then it's a pocket. If you make a tight one, it'll look like a bird.
Bella: I'm going to get my mom some more jammies and clothes. She has good style but she just needs a lot more clothes. And definitely jammies because she wears the same ones all the time.
Cole: And she'll be pretty if she gets more jammies with her favorite decoration on it. Probably a star.
Bella: Wait a minute, is this our cousin Rebecca? How does she know we have a blog?
Me: Okay, first of all, it's MY blog not OUR blog. Secondly, it's not your cousin Rebecca. This is another Rebecca and she has boy/girl twins too.
Bella: How come all your friends have twins?
Me: Not all my friends have twins. What are you talking about?
Bella: Never mind.
11) Where do babies come from - Tina at Big Cute Beach Girl
Bella: Oh, that's an easy question. Is it a grown up who asked this?
Bella: Does she have kids?
Bella: And she doesn't know where babies come from?!
Me: Well, maybe she's curious if YOU know where babies come from...
Bella: Hmmmm, kinda like a test...I got it.
Cole: If you get married, moms grow babies in a little bubble in their tummy and then the lady or the man at the hospital will cut the mom's belly open and take the baby out and leave it in a special place for a few weeks.
Bella: Um, babies come from a mom's belly and they do something to their belly to take the baby out, how ever many are in there...and then they all go home.
Me: How ever many are in there?
Bella: Like you had 2 babies at a time. But some people have more than that or they can have only 1. It's really up to them.
12) What do you want santa claus to bring you - The View from a Saddle
Cole: Oh, this is a good question. That's what I'm talking about. I want him to bring me a Mario set with the Olympic games, a robot, a Raving Rabbid game...
Bella: And a picture of Rudolph?
Cole: No, this is my turn. Be quiet. And a X-Box and my own tv for just me and no one else and a statue of a character from Mario....
Bella: Okay, that's enough stuff. It's my turn now. First I want something special and I really want it. It's a guitar and I'm 6 years old.
Cole: I want a guitar too.
Bella: You're such a copycat. I want some more stuff but I can't think of anything right now. I'll get back to her.
13) Where does the tooth fairy keep all the teeth she collects - Amy W at Great Cakes Soapworks
Bella: Awww, Amy. I love Amy.
Me: You don't even know her.
Bella: Well, I like the name Amy.
Cole: The tooth fairy collects the teeth and makes them into a tower on her desk. Once she's done with her tower, she just makes another one. When she's all done, she moves it to the...um, actually she shows it to the other fairies and then the people are so happy because they lost their teeth and helped her.
Bella: She comes to our house and takes our teeth. And then she probably puts them in an envelote and writes our name down...
Me: Wait...an envelote? You mean, envelope?
Bella: No, I mean envelote...this is my story, not yours. She just keeps them in her room and tries them on in her mouth or maybe just puts them on her dresser. If she has a bedroom.
Cole: And if you give her a picture, she'll send a picture back or she'll write you a thank you note and hang it on her fridge or on her desk. I'm not sure if she has a fridge because fairies don't eat.
14) Have you ever received a present that you hated - Blueviolet at A Nut in a Nutshell
Cole: If I saw a present that I hated, I would be mad and disappointed at Santa because he knows what he's supposed to give me.
Me: Gosh, Cole...ungrateful much?
Cole: Uh, yeah.
Me: You know, Santa giveth and he can take awayeth.
Cole: Huh? That makes no sense.
Bella: I love every present I get. And I'm not just saying that because the elves are watching me right now.
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