Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Interview with Trevelyn

I got this from Sherry.
I thought I'd face it head on.
I was scared.

Trev came tearing through for a pit stop while enjoying a jumping session with Maddie and our neighbor, Blondie.

"Hey, Bud.... have ten quick questions for you...." (I figured I'd let him off lightly.)
After letting him in on what an interview is, and how they're given to famous people, and that no, this doesn't mean that he's famous.....
Groan. "Alright."

1. What is something I always say to you?
I love you.

2. What makes me happy?
My freckles.

3. What makes me sad?
I have no idea.
Wanna guess?
What does make you sad, Mom?

I don't know. Uuuuuh....
You're just always way too joyful?

God love him.

4. How do I make you laugh?
By tickling me.

5. What was I like as a child?
I don't know.

6. How old am I?
I don't know.
Want to guess?
Um... fifty?
I laughed.
No, 49! (as if that made All The Difference.) 48!

7. How tall am I?
As tall as me. (Close enough.)

8. What is my favorite thing to do?
Spend time with me.

9. What do I do when you’re not around?
Read your book.

10. If I become famous, what will it be for?
I have no idea.

11. What am I really good at?
Teaching me stuff.

12. What am I not very good at?
Giving me some time.
[grin] Go! You're done.

* * *
Round Two, after Blondie went home.

* * *

Will you jump with me now, Mom?
Just a sec, I have eight more questions for you....

13. What do I do for a job?
You don't have a job anymore.

14.What is my favorite food?
I don't know.

15. What makes you proud of me?
Jumping with me.

16. If I were a cartoon character, who would I be?
But if I were a cartoon character, who would I be? What cartoon character reminds you of me?

17. What do you and I do together?
Maddie heard that and piped up from the background and said, "Painting, doing art stuff...." We had just finished up doing our art projects in the backyard.
Painting and having fun.

18. How are you and I the same?
We're both part of this family.

19. How are you and I different?
Skin colors and the opposites of having freckles and the eyes.
I have freckles, see?

20. How do you know I love you?
Because you're my mother.
Any other reason I love you?
[laugh.] That's the only reason I love you?
Yeah. Can we jump now?

* * *

Two things... one, I feel like I passed.
Thank God.

This was interesting for me, because it said to me that I'm not nearly the failure that I feel like I am, that things are actually going along quite alright.
Rest easy, it seemed to say.
Remember Rule #6.


Sherry said...

You passed! :D
I'll give myself a year and try again. :)

Stephanie said...

Must have caught us on a Good day.

Heart Rockin Mama said...

I love that list. I asked a couple of mine a while back and felt good about their answers, too :)

Why are we so hard on ourselves?
Rule #6 for sure!

carri said...

Aw! Sweet idea!

Rinnyboo said...

Hee...I just did one of these interviews too. Great minds think alike

Sarah said...

Good lord, how could you feel like a failure? And, yeah, you done good.

We did one of these a month or so ago - kind of interesting with a five year old. Made me smile, and like you, that I was doing ok.

Mon said...

Aww, why do you feel like a failure. You seem like a great mother to me anyway.

Your kkids sound content. :)

Lynn said...

Hi Stephanie,
I love this,I asked Milly a while back and was also pleasantly surprised with her answers:-0

Blog award for you to pick up at mine.xx

Natalie said...

This was one of the things I wanted to do today and post it, but I decided to color with Trinity..That was so much fun.