1) Shortmama at Family of Shorts:
For Bella...do you wish all your siblings were sisters and how do you think things would be different if they were
Bella: Yeah, then we could play house and games all day long. One brother would be okay but definitely not three. The the house wouldn't smell as bad.
2) Donna at The Wild Adventures of Austin and Logan:
Do you ever wish you guys could be the "baby twins" and not the "big twins"?
Cole: I'd rather be the baby twins because I don't want to go to college for a long time.
Bella: Me too. I'd rather be a baby twin. Cuz then I wouldn't have to do homework.
If you could visit Washington, DC (only 1.5 hours away from ME), what would you like to SEE and DO there?
Cole: I don't know what that is.
Me: It's the capital of the United States, near where Donna lives with her twins, Austin and Logan. You guys would like them!
Cole: I know Austin. He's in my class.
Me: No, it's a different Austin.
Cole: Oh, okay. Well, sure I'll go visit them. Do they got a pool?
3) Karen at A Peek at Karen's World:
When are you coming to hang out with me again?
Bella: When we come to Disneyland again and we can ride Space Mountain. But I don't know if I want to ride it again because I almost puked. We went down really fast and my belly started hurting. I almost puked in the picture.
Me: What picture?
Bella: That picture we took with Amy, Mike and Jackson.
Me: But Karen wasn't at Disneyland when we took that picture.
Bella: Yeah, but I thought I was going to puke in the picture.
Cole: We'll see Karen when we go to Disneyland and we'll ride Space Mountain again, like we do everytime.
What is mommy's job? And what is daddy's job?
Bella: Mommy's job is doing Macaroni Kid and she brings her computer to the jumpy house place. And my daddy's job is to work. He sits in his chair and says he's working.
Me: Do you really think he's working?
Bella: No, I think he watches movies all day long on his computer.
Me: You're probably right.
Cole: Mommy's job is to clean the house when we're at Oma and Opa's house. Daddy's job is take care of us.
Me: So Daddy takes care of you? Not me?
Cole: Yep. You take care of us sometimes, Mom.
Me: Geez, motherhood is a thankless job.
Cole: I say thank you sometimes, like when you make me french toast for dinner.
4) Debi at Who Says 8 Is Enough? :
Me: This next question is from Debi. She has nine kids.
Bella: Oh My God. She's crazy. So that means there's 11 people in their family? Hey, Cole, this lady has NINE kids.
Cole: Holy cow. She must really like kids. I bet their house is more noisy than ours.
Me: Yes, I'm sure it is. But I'll be her kids listen to her.
Cole: I doubt it.
What is the most disgusting thing you have ever eaten and why?
Bella: Grapes and strawberries are disgusting for me. They taste gross and the strawberries are too sweet.
Cole: Nothing's disgusting to me. Except maybe boogers. Yeah, definitely boogers.
What is the funniest thing you have ever seen your mom or dad do?
Cole: When we were doing a pillow fight and my mom and dad throwed pillows at me at the same time and I fell down. Actually I twisted and then fell down. We were all laughing. It was a good time.
Bella: I would say the same thing. That was a bunch of fun.
5) Megan at Twinsomnia:
If you could have any kind of pet, what would it be? And dead lizards don't count.
Bella: Hey, how'd she know we had a dead lizard for a pet?
Me: Cuz I wrote about it in my blog.
Bella: You did?! You put everything in your blog.
Me: That's right. All the better to haunt you with someday, my dear.
Bella: Okay, well I'd have three things for a pet if I could have anything...bunnies, butterflies, a cat and a dog.
Me: That's more than three things....and we already have a cat
Bella: Another cat...a different one.
Me: Another cat to torture?
Bella: No, I'd be nice to that cat.
Cole: A turtle in a tank, some fish in the same tank, no cat, a dog and a chameleon in a tank. The chameleons will change colors so they'll blend in.
Bella: Chameleons can blend in? Wait, I don't even know what those are.
Cole: They're like lizards but not really. They have a twisty tail and big eyes. It's hard to explain. They stick their tongue out and it's really long. They climb like lizards and eat insects I think.
6) Cameon at The Girl of Many Hats:
What is your favorite thing about being a twin? What is your least favorite thing?
Bella: I can't answer that. I don't have anything for it. My brothers always fight with me and they never stop. And my mom asks me to help them with their homework and they don't know how to do it and it's frustrating. I have a lot of least favorite things. Not a lot of favorite things.
Cole: Nothing favorite. I think my twin's gonna keep being mean to me so I'd rather have a boy twin instead of a girl twin. When I see Bella at lunch at school, she always hits me and sticks her tongue out at me.
Bella: Do not.
Cole: You do, too. I'm still mad about being in the belly at the same time as you. You should've just been born AFTER me. Like, way after me. Like, at a different time and a different day. You should've just been someone else's twin.
Me: Be nice.
Cole: I am being nice. I was going to say she should've just been born in a whole 'nother family but I didn't cuz I'm trying to be nice.
7) Holly at Tropic of Mom:
How do you tell the difference between the truth and a lie?
Cole: A truth is a real thing and a lie is like you're not telling the truth. Like if your dad's mad at you when you do something wrong and you lie to him, you get spanked. You always have to tell the real truth or you'll get on time out.
Bella: I don't know. If you lie, it means you're faking. Like if something's dead like your butterfly and you tell someone, then you're telling the truth. I never lie. I always tell the truth.
Bella: Yeah, I think so. Someone can lie about lying.
Me: Are you lying about lying?
Bella: Huh? You're not making any sense.
Me: Avoiding the question, I see.
8) Mercy at Days, Life, Dreams:
What do you want to be when you grow up and why?
Cole: I wanna be an artist or a paleontologist. Because it sounds like fun and I like dinosaurs and my mom calls me an artist because I draw really good. It makes her happy, especially when it looks like a picture.
Bella: I have a lot of things but I'll try to be short. A famous singer and a teacher. Hey, maybe I could be a famous singer who teaches!
Me: You could do that! Do you have Bieber Fever?
Bella: No, I just got a tummy ache.
9) Allison at Life in a Pink Fibro:
I'd really like to know why snails are off limits.
Cole: (sighing) Well, first of all, they're really gross. They leave slime all over the driveway and they eat my mom's flowers in the front yard. We scooped them all up one day and put them in a bucket. Then we poured salt on them and their guts started fizzling and they kind of exploded. We showed them who was boss and they've never tried to come back again.
Bella: DUH, because they're dead!
Cole: Well, no new snails have come back. That's what I meant. I like earthworms, though. When it rains, we have a lot of them, like about a hundred or a thousand earthworms all over our driveway. My little brothers try to step on them but my mom yells at them. I really want an earthworm farm someday. We have earthworms in our garden in the backyard. When it's summertime, we plant vegetables and fruit and we always find a ton of earthworms. Do you know that earthworms are really good for the soil in a garden? Yup, they are.
Bella: You sure say "earthworms" a lot.
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