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?
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.
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.
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 !