Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Interview with the Experts: The Thanksgiving Edition

It's official.  I'm cheating, people.

The kids are out of school this week on Thanksgiving break so I'm desperately trying to keep them busy...because I kind of like my sanity.

So I'll leave you with an oldie, but goodie from last Thanksgiving.

Interview with the Experts:  The Thanksgiving Edition 2010

It's been awhile since I've done an "Interview with the Experts". Cole and Bella have been quite busy these last few months....you 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.

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Kmama said...

That is great! I love the part about cats. So cute.

Singedwingangel said...

bwhahahah and for mom again cause dad can't cook and if mom didn't we would be hungry.. PERFECTION... from the mouths of babes.

HoneyDame said...

LMAO...That is just soo classic, hope Tim gets to read it! Isn't it amazing how they are twins yet so different in their perspectives?!
Bella has this mother-hen perspective to her speeches...every time I read anything she has said.
Your kids are soo cool.I can't wait for the first interview with Garrett and Landon or did I miss it somewhere?

irishtwinsmommababybook said...

So funny!!!!! I loved reading this!

Eva Gallant said...

"From the mouths of babes.." Great stuff!

Brad Jenkins said...

For those of us that weren't following you last year this is new! Great post and subsequent repost.

Natalie said...

Ha ha! Oh seeing through the eyes of a child(ren)!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I love it when you interview the experts! They are just so creative and witty :-)

Sarah said...

Too funny!!

Rhiannon said...


Barbara said...

This is too funny! I love the "in a little city by Star Wars"!

Nezzy said...

Oh baby, please cheat all ya want. This was every bit as funny as it was last year! Heeehehehehe!!!

Your kiddos never fail to crack me up.

Sweetie, you and your precious family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

BTW: Giveaway...my place..ya'll come!!! :o)

myinnerchick.com said...

--So Sweet to hear from a childs' perpective :)) Xx

Jenny said...

"Because it has chicken in it and it’s good." LOL!

I've got to ask Abby these questions sometime. Too funny!

Shelly - Tropical Mum said...

Your kids crack me up!

Santa usually gets the presents but he lets parents buy presents too because we deserve it.

So matter of fact.

Karen Peterson said...

I love that Cole is thankful for his brothers but not his sister. Typical.

Very cute interview! Your kids never fail to bring the funny!

Missy said...

Love these kids. Happy Thanksgiving, Helene!

MiMi said...

Your kids crack me up.
I love your Interviews with the Experts! :)

January Dawn said...

Your children are awesome. Seriously. I could read what they say all day. They are so FUNNY! I wonder where they get that from? ;) HAPPY TURKEY DAY! (yesterday).

Tamunoibifiri Mobolaji-Kamson said...

LMAO your kids are so awesome. I am new here, but I love your blog and I want to have twins. Please pray for me so I will have twins boys identical. loll.
truly God has a sense of humor.
I am your newest follower. I hope you will follow me too.

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DysFUNctional Mom said...

Oh how I love those kids! They pilgrims hid their stuff from the Indians - bahahaha!!

Sela Toki said...


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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