Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Thoughts About Mom, as Answered by my Children

Back in March 2009, when I was new to Facebook, there were some quizzes going around.  My favorite one was one where you posed questions to your children and posted their answers.  This still makes me laugh, almost 3 years after the fact.  Keep in mind the ages of my children at the time of this quiz: Jake was 16 1/2 and in high school, which was not his favorite place to be; Nathan was 8 1/2 and Allie was the young age of 6 1/2.

Here are the questions and their answers:

1. What is something mom always says to you?
Allie:       I love you
Nathan:   I love you too
Jake:      How was school?

2. What makes mom happy?

Allie:       kids listening
Nathan:   when her children listen
Jake:      good grades

3. What makes mom sad?
Allie:       people disobeying her

Nathan:   when her children don't listen
Jake:       when I don't do my work

4. How does your mom make you laugh?
Allie:        tickling me

Nathan:    tickling me
Jake:       when she falls

5. What was your mom like as a child?
Allie:       I don't know

Nathan:   ooooh, that's a hard one...I'm thinking...played with her other sisters?
Jake:      very pious

6. How old is your mom?
Allie:       30 (she's my favorite!)

Nathan:   36
Jake:      36

7. How tall is your mom?
Allie:       tall

Nathan:   2 feet and 36 inches
Jake:      5 feet 5 inches

8. What is her favorite thing to do?
Allie:       play with me

Nathan:   I know it's not clean the house...doing her math puzzle book?
Jake:       spend time with her children

9. What does your mom do when you're not around?
Allie:       she just sits on the couch and watches TV

Nathan:   clean the house of course
Jake:      cleans

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
Allie:       because she's beautiful (did I mention she's my favorite?)

Nathan:   for being the best jewelry seller
Jake:      rock band singing (this from the kid who kicked me out of his "band" b/c we didn't win a tour bus)

11. What is your mom really good at?
Allie:       Uno

Nathan:   cleaning the house and making food of course (of course LOL)
Jake:       cleaning

12. What is your mom not very good at?
Allie:       matching games

Nathan:   playing video games
Jake:      making me a grilled cheese sandwich

13. What does your mom do for her job?
Allie:       working

Nathan:   she gets calls and orders
Jake:      sells jewelry and answers phones at the law firm

14. What is your mom's favorite food?
Allie:       big shells

Nathan:   spaghetti and meatballs
Jake:      I don't know (take me out to eat and find out)

15. What makes you proud of your mom?
Allie:       I don't know

Nathan:   buying me video games
Jake:      she's smart

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
Allie:       Tinkerbell

Nathan:   The Incredible Mom but not green
Jake:       I don't know, Miss Piggy?

17. What do you and your mom do together?
Allie:       watch TV

Nathan:   go to my hockey games
Jake:      drive around places and laugh at funny looking people (ya, we do, so what?  It's funny)

18. How are you and your mom the same?
Allie:       we have the same hair color

Nathan:   we both have blonde hair
Jake:      we have the same humor

19. How are you and your mom different?
Allie:       she's big and I'm little

Nathan:   She's a girl, I'm a boy; She has green eyes, I have blue eyes; She's tall, I'm little; She's married, I'm not
Jake:      She does her work

20. How do you know your mom loves you?
Allie:       Because I'm her kid and because she loves kids

Nathan:   she lets me do different kinds of sports
Jake:      she tells me

22. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
Allie:       Yellowstone Park

Nathan:   Florida
Jake:      Olive Garden

23. What frustrates your mom the most?
Allie:       kids not listening and when she says don't put on your snowpants and you do

Nathan:   when her kids don't listen
Jake:      misbehaving children


  1. Oh, man, I am still laughing!
    I particularly love Jake saying that he's proud of you because you're smart; proves that he's smart!!

  2. How about my cartoon character? Miss Piggy?