Wednesday, March 11, 2009

And now, here is what I think!

I was tagged in a "note" on Facebook and it was called, "What my kids think..." I had to ask my kids these questions and then write down exactly what they said. I realized after the first question that I was going to have to have Caleb whisper his answers in my ear or Luke was going to just repeat everything Caleb said. Below are their answers and then my thoughts on their answers.

1. What is something mom always says to you?
Caleb - I think you say, um, to be quiet.
Luke - Be quiet & you can not play with colors.
MY THOUGHTS: So I was very surprised by this answer. I even said something like, "Mommy doesn't tell you to be quiet all the time." And the 3 minutes later the boys started getting loud and the diva's were sleeping so I said, "Boys be quiet. Sisters are sleeping." Then I caught myself saying it 15 more times in the course of doing this little questionnaire. Okay, I see their point. And the colors is because he had just gotten in trouble for coloring on things. The van, tables, walls, himself, his sisters...the list goes on. So he is sad he is currently grounded from crayons. I on the other hand am sad that he is 4 and still coloring on everything but paper! Good thing he is so stinkin' cute!

2. What makes mom happy?
Caleb - Me doin' chores with a joyful heart
Luke - When I clean up my room
MY THOUGHTS: Well now that I know they know how to make me happy, I am wondering why they don't want to make me happy more often!

3. What makes mom sad?
Caleb - When I hurt you
Luke - Not cleaning our rooms

4. How does your mom make you laugh?
Caleb - When you say funny things
Luke - Uh, tickling me
MY THOUGHTS: I love that Caleb "gets" my humor. We really do find the same things funny!

5. What was your mom like as a child?
Caleb - Ice Skating
Luke - When you were seven...
MY THOUGHTS: I have no idea what either of these answers mean. No idea what-so-ever.

6. How old is your mom?
Caleb - 32
Luke - 32
MY THOUGHTS: I knew that both my boys would know the answer to this one. They are currently obsessed with age. And LOVE to tell everyone mine!

7. How tall is your mom?
Caleb - 5 '10
Luke - 6'
MY THOUGHTS: I thought this was a good guess on both their parts. They are some smart boys!

8. What is her favorite thing to do?
Caleb - Do your email
Luke - Spank my bottom.
MY THOUGHTS: SPANK MY BOTTOM!!! This was disturbing on so many levels. I explained to Luke that I don't spank him because I like it, but because I have to when he disobeys. Nice to see that he's got the concept of consequences down! Apparently we are going to need to do some remedial training on cause and effect.

9. What does your mom do when you're not around?
Caleb - Think about me
Luke - Go work out
MY THOUGHTS: Caleb really does think that the world revolves around him!

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
Caleb - Being the world's bestest diaper changer
Luke - Your shirts
MY THOUGHTS: I do have quite a bit of practice changing diapers!

11. What is your mom really good at?
Caleb - Burping the A,b,c's. Just kidding. Drawing. Now I'm really kidding. Uh, I guess typing.
Luke - Putting your necklace on
MY THOUGHTS: My children have such high thoughts of me!

12. What is your mom not very good at?
Caleb - Burping the A,b,c's
Luke - Combing your hair
MY THOUGHTS: Oh, Luke, you sure know how to flatter a girl! If I knew how to burp the A,B,C's my kids would think I'm the coolest. I may just suprise them...

13. What does your mom do for her job?
Caleb - you watch us.
Luke - Comb your hair
MY THOUGHTS: I like how I just "watch" the kids. Oh, and that Luke thinks I am terrible at my job

14. What is your mom's favorite food?
Caleb - Chinese food, I mean Mexican
Luke - Chicken
MY THOUGHTS: Good job boys!

15. What makes you proud of your mom?
Caleb - That she takes good care of us.
Luke - For giving me presents.

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
Caleb - that rabbit on Trix cereal
Luke - A princess
MY THOUGHTS: I don't even know what to think about the fact that my oldest boy thinks I am most like the Trix rabbit. I wonder if that is just in the way I look or act? Perhaps both.

17. What do you and your mom do together?
Caleb - Cuddle!
Luke - Give gifts
MY THOUGHTS: Luke's love language must be gifts and Calebs is definitely quality time!

18. How are you and your mom the same?
Caleb - We both do the same things
Luke - Color of our hair

19. How are you and your mom different?
Caleb - You're a girl and I'm a boy
Luke - You have earrings.
MY THOUGHTS: Very observant boys!

20. How do you know your mom loves you?
Caleb - Because I was your first baby
Luke - Because you tell us you love us so much

21. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
Caleb - To Nana's house
Luke - to the gym
MY THOUGHTS: Bingo to both!


Jessi said...

Just like I said before...this is too sweet! I, um, love how kids tell it like it is. :-) Josiah oftentimes times tells me that I'm a "big momma"...hmmmm, yes I AM bigger than he, but am I BIG? Not quite sure how to take it. LOL!

Emily said...

I so enjoyed this. I just was reading thru your posts. It was like we were sitting chatting. Thank you for making me laugh tonight and being the shoulder I needed to cry on....uggg. Remember to be in the moment even in the chaos!! Teehee. Love you,Em