Friday, May 29, 2015

23 Questions about Me by Olive, Maxine Jane and Elijah

A high school friend of mine posted this on Facebook and I thought it would be fun to do with my youngest three children:
Without ANY prompting, ask your child these questions and write down EXACTLY what they say. It is a great way to find out what they really think. 

I got a kick out of some of their answers. Elijah doesn't like being put on the spot so he refrained from answering a lot of the questions. I came away feeling pretty good about me as a mom from their eyes. I also know now that Olivia is a jerk.
Olivia age 13 
Maxine Jane age 10 
Elijah age 7

1) What is something mom always says to you? –
Olivia: Clean your room.
Maxine: Stay outside until you dry off.

2) What makes mom happy?
Maxine: Me! Playing with Blueberry.
Elijah: Being with her children.

3) What makes mom sad?
Maxine: Liv and I fighting.
Elijah: Watching a sad Disney movie.
Olivia: When she has to work on her day off.

4) How does mommy make you laugh?
Maxine: Making old jokes.
Olivia: You’re not funny.

5) What was your mom like when she was a child?
Maxine: I have no idea.
Olivia: Ditto.

6) How old is your mom? –
Olivia: Old.

7) How tall is your mom?
Maxine: 5’3”. I’m actually right? I just guessed.
Olivia: 3’2”

8) What is her favorite thing to do? –
Maxine: Cuddle with us and with Blueberry.
Elijah: Exactly what Max said.

9) What does your mom do when you're not around?
Maxine: Exercise, work, sleep.
Olivia: Killing her enemies.

10) If your mom becomes famous what will it be for?
Olivia: Being the shortest woman on earth. I mean, being a famous author.
Maxine: Being a cuddle buddy.
Elijah: The woman who thinks she’s 16 because she blogs on her phone.

11) What is your mom really good at?
Max: Making bunnies!
Olivia: Playing the ukulele.
Elijah: Drawing pictures maybe?  

12) What is your mom not very good at?
Elijah: Playing on the trampoline because it makes her dizzy.
Maxine: Playing in the water because she always has her phone on her.
Olivia: Running.
Maxine: What? That’s not really nice.
Olivia: Have you ever seen her run?

13) What does your mom do for a job?
Maxine: Typing.
Elijah: Work on the computer.
Olivia: Transcription and research.

14) What is your mom’s favorite food? –
Maxine: Sushi.
Olivia: I got nothing.
Elijah: I got nothing too.

15) What makes you proud of your mom?
Olivia: Absolutely nothing.
Maxine: That’s not funny Olivia.
Elijah: Yes, that’s not funny.
Maxine: That she works all day for us and puts up with Olivia.
Elijah: Making food for us every day. Every day breakfast, lunch and dinner.

16) If your mom were a character, who would she be?
Maxine: The elephant from Tarzan. “Are you sure that water is sanitary? It looks questionable to me.”
Elijah: Princess Peach!
Olivia: The mom from Tangled.
Maxine: You’re a jerk Olivia.

17) What do you and your mom do together?
Maxine: Play outside together with Blueberry and you watch TV with us and play games.
Olivia: We do memes together.
Elijah: Watch movies together.

18) How are you and your mom the same?
Olivia: We both like music
Maxine: We both have the same hair color
Elijah: We both have hazel eyes, right?
Max: No!
Elijah: Ok, we both have brown hair.
Maxine: You’re copying off of me. 
19) How are you and your mom different?
Elijah: This is really confusing
Maxine: You don’t like to play in water
Elijah: You don’t like cold water.
Olivia: You play instruments and I don’t

20) How do you know your mom loves you?
Maxine: You feed us and care for us.
Elijah: When we’re sick you care for us.
Olivia: You don’t leave us in the middle of the forest like Hansel and Gretel

21) What does your mom like most about Jeremiah? –
Olivia: His hair.
Maxine: How he is a cat lover. Can’t hug every cat.
Olivia: His sense of humor. The fact that he likes to skateboard.
Max: He likes you, that’s why. You like him because he like you. 

22) Where is your moms favorite place to go?
Elijah: Sushi.
Olivia: Nowhere. She wants to stay at home.
Max: You like when we went to North Carolina on a vacation

23) How old was your mom when you were born? –
Elijah: There’s so many of us, how are we supposed to know this?
Olivia: How old are you right now?
Maxine: 24! I win!


Mwa said...

I'm not sure I dare to ask mine some of these questions. :-)

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

A lot of great comedy in those answers. That Max is a pistol.