The Cool Kids

Monday, February 25, 2013

15 times 3

About a month ago, I was tagged by one of my favorite bloggers, Marcia @ Menopausal Mother to answer questions about myself. It was originated from a FB poll that was passed on and recreated for bloggers. The great thing about the blogging world is that we are allowed to spin our answers any which way we'd like. My friend Karen @ Baking in a Tornado did a "Now and then version" which, BTW is hilarious. Marcia answered her questions with her usual so-true-it's-too-funny humor. You must read this woman. I think we were related in a past life. She always makes me laugh.

Since you already know too much about me as it is, I decided to interview my children with 15 of my favorite questions from the poll. Their answers had to be short and simple. They ended up being pretty silly, and let's admit it, somewhat sarcastic. Hey, they are MY children. They're also always trying to make laugh. Usually, they succeed.

Remember now, my kids are kind, thoughtful people. If this is a first look at my blog, please know that I encouraged creative answers from the older two. This is what they wrote.

Welcome to my kids! Cast:

A. 19 year old daughter
C. 14 year old son
J.   8 year old son

1. Where were you born?
A. I was born in a city that sounds like a hiccup. (Ypsilanti)
C. In a hospital.
J. I came from your stomach, remember?

2. Were you named after someone?
A. Alexander the great, because come on, I'm great.
C. After my great-grandfather..or was it Jesus?
J. The guy in the bible. The one in the whale.

3. Do you want to have children one day?
A. NEVER! Joking. I will be a strict military mom of four boys.
C. Siamese Twins- I would like to only have to pay for one kid.
J. 2 boys and a girl. I will name the boys Kevin and Jim.

4. Would you like to have a pet?
A. I want a wiener dog named Henry.
C. A bulldog named Alfonzo.
J. Probably a bird, who would eat crumbs when I drop them.

5. What has been your worst injury so far?
A. I had a sunburn that paralyzed my legs. Imagine sitting in a Denney's plastic booth. I'm pretty sure the pain was worse than childbirth...
C. I do have to carry my muscles around every day...
J. I broke my arm on the monkey bars when dad wasn't looking.

6. I can burp the ABCs. What can you do?
A. Shake my eyes like a snow globe. Don't judge.
C. Burping the ABCs, in Swahili.
J. I can think many things at the same time.

7. What is your favorite meal that I cook?
A. Spam and Mac and Cheese. Again, Don't judge.
C. Caviar and 3 foot Marlin cooked on the grill. (I wish)
J. Hamburgers. Oh. What YOU make? Chicken and rice.

8. What is your favorite fast food place?
A. Fazoli's. I love pasta. No big deal.
C. Whatever place has the twisty-slide.
J.  McDonald's.

9. What is the first thing you notice about people?
A. Eyes and teeth
C. I usually notice that they are not nearly as good-looking as me.
J. Their face.

10. When is the last time you cried?
A. A few days ago. There is an upcoming math exam, so I'm planning on crying again soon.
C. When Hostess closed down.
J. Today when my lego building broke.

11. What are your favorite smells?
A. Cinnamon, men's cologne and money.
C. Fruit-Loops, gasoline and tears of angels.
J. Peppermint, peppers and Circus Peanuts.

12. What is your favorite movie?
A. Mean Girls...or my homemade reenactment of Titanic.
C. My 6th grade Shakespearean play; I was amazing in that.
J. Tron

13. Biggest pet peeve?
A. When people chew like horses.
B. When people don't thank me for my good deeds.
C. People who get so close you can feel their breath.

14. What would you like to accomplish in the near future?
A. Become a  chess champion forever. Underwater. With sharks. Blindfolded.
B. Building planes out of cabbage.
J. I want to build a pool. That works. Out of Legos.

15. What do you think about my blog?
A. It's cool. I find more things out about myself than I ever knew.
B. Sometimes it is awkward to proof-read :(
C. I don't get to read it.  (See C.'s answer)

If you are a blogger and like this idea, please feel free to answer the above questions. You can find the original questions on the very cute blog, The Family Pants. Don't feel pressured. Set it up in the way that feels most comfortable to you. Link back and let me know so I can take a look. I love learning about each and every one of you.

Happy "getting to know you, getting to know all about you" day, friends !



  1. You did it! And you made it your own, just like I knew you would. I LOVE that you put the questions to your kids. It's clear where they get their sense of humor. ADORE the new look of your blog. You've been awful busy!

    1. I am so glad I finally posted it. You know, it weighs on you when you don't finish things :) The kids were so fun about it. Glad you like the blog. As always, thanks for your continued support of my silliness :) <3

  2. This is AMAZING! I love the answers your adorable kids gave you! Yes, I said adorable..and smart...and funny....just like you. Thanks for taking up the challenge and playing! <3 <3 <3

    1. Thanks Marcia! Thanks also for the tag. I had a blast reading yours and Karen's. It really was a lot of fun. You always make me smile!

  3. Oh, you gave me a good laugh. You guys crack me up. I may have to try this with the girls. Love ya, Char

    1. Your children's answers would be all kinds of funny! Thanks for taking the time to read this AND comment! We will walk and drink coffee soon :)

  4. Wow, I learned a lot from reading this. There are some silly and sarcastic answers, indeed. Of course, I wouldn't expect anything less from our offspring. Still would like to know your answers to some of these questions. Thanks for sharing with all of us!

    1. You know that our kids were built to be sarcastic, right? I loved their answers and I can't wait to interview you next! Oh, and go for it. Ask me anything!

  5. It looks like you have some great and funny kids, I am sure that they get that from you!! Love this one.

    1. Thanks, Dawn. They keep me entertained every day. I hope you are well...I'm looking forward to trying that brown sugar chicken. Keep the recipes coming :)

  6. Ah, a good laugh as always. You have the best kids ever.

    1. They were great sports about the whole thing. They are hilarious and protective of their mama. I'm very lucky. Good to see your name show up in the comments.

  7. I have to agree with J on the breath thing. Kinda gives me the willies. And the circus peanuts...gotta love the smell of those!

    1. Right? Personal space is a big deal to him :) You and I share the banana flavored candy love. He's my only child who really appreciates the miracle that is the Circus Peanut :)

  8. LOL!! Best tag post ever!! I love all your kids' answers...they are so funny!! Your C is especially witty!!

    1. Thanks, Roshni. The kids always make me laugh. C. was trying especially hard this time.

  9. Haha! Michele - your kids are all gorgeous, and hilarious! I also went the interview the kid route, although my kid is 3 - and has a much narrower vocab ;)

    1. 3 year old answers would be priceless! I love toddlers. The narrow vocab makes for short and sweet answers :) XX

  10. Michele, speaking of Meno Mother, she sent me. She has nothing but nice things to say about you and your blog. Glad I came by! Come see me at when you get a minute.


    1. Welcome, Ellen! I'm so glad Marcia sent you. She is a wonderful woman! I hope you like what you see and return very soon :) I'll be checking your site out tonight!

  11. Hey yo:

    1st: I am absolutely diggin' Dude's white shades.

    2nd: Loved all the answers, but my Man C... Dude is too cool. Makes me laugh.

    Enjoyed... Take care, Slu

    1. Slu! Those glasses make me dizzy. Even in pictures. They always make my photos look "pixelated". C. loves that.

      C. will also grow a very large head when he reads this comment. Being funny is quite the goal around here :)
      Thanks for stopping by!

  12. Your kids are hilarious! It must be a laugh a minute around your house.

    Always enjoy what I read here, Michele; this was a favourite though.

    1. Thanks, Shelly. That means a lot coming from you. I'm so glad you stopped by :)

  13. This was great. I laughed out loud a few times. I love your children. And on a side note, Mean Girls is also my favorite movie, who knew???

    1. Thanks, Savannah. I love them too :) Alex and I have watched that movie a million times. I'm sure we could give a play-by-play anytime you need! I'm so glad you stopped by and commented.


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