Sunday, March 1, 2009

Me...Through My Kids Eyes

So, I totally had to copy and paste this from Facebook, because it was just too funny not to share. It's a short little survey filled out by your children---about you. I have to admit, I was more than a little worried about what their answers would be to some of these questions. And as cute as they were, it let me know that things are a little off balance around here. I think I need to refocus my praises and priorities. By their answers to what makes me happy, you'd think that my house was immaculate to the point of OCD. In fact my house most of the time looks like a miniature tornado just ran through the Wal-Mart and stopped whirling long enough to dump an entire store's worth of junk all over the floor. And let me tell you, when you live in a 3 bedroom house with no extra space, any mess looks just overwhelming. So yes, I probably am a little on the nagging side when it comes to the clean-up words. However, I believe that my singing, running, and splits performances totally outweigh all my annoying tendencies.

1. What is something mom always says to you?
Finley- Clean your room
Donovan- I love you, Clean your room
Avelinn- Clean your room

2. What makes mom happy?
Donovan- When I clean my room
Finley- Doing my chores
Avelinn- When I say I love you

3. What makes mom sad?
Donovan- When I say mean words
Finley- When one of your relatives dies
Avelinn- When I say shut-up

4. How does your mom make you laugh?
Finley- When you mess with your contacts and make funny faces (okay, in my defense I think my astigmatism has grown worse in my right eye, so it's been a little wonky these days)
Donovan- Saying jokes and stuff
Avelinn- when you talk ( ah yes, I crack myself up!)

5. What was your mom like as a child?
Finley- You liked reading
Donovan- You liked art
Avelinn- bery bootiful

6. How old is your mom?
Avelinn-14 (I would settle for an average of D's & A's)

7. How tall is your mom?
Finley- 5' 4"
Donovan- about 6 feet tall
Avelinn- 4--just 4

8. What is her favorite thing to do?
Finley- MOPS
Donovan- Letterboxing
Avelinn- going to Lauren's house :0) oh yes, L, it is my mostest favoritest thing eva!

9. What does your mom do when you're not around?
Finley- hang out with dad and watch shows that kids aren't allowed to watch (oh that sounds nice. and Donovan just blurted out, but not 'sex & the city')
Donovan- have fun with dad
Avelinn- get lost (yes, my darling, I'm lost without you)

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
Finley- singing
Donovan- running
Avelinn- getting married (please put duct tape on this kid's mouth)

11. What is your mom really good at?
Finley- imitating people
Donovan- running & doing the splits (what?!)
Avelinn- putting up the tree (I'm glad someone notices my Christmas decorating!)

12. What is your mom not very good at?
Finley- juggling
Donovan- farting with her armpit (but not for lack of trying)
Avelinn- climbing the wall (no, that's your job, avey)
13. What does your mom do for a job?
Finley- keeps us safe
Donovan- bowling (that would explain our financial troubles ;0)
Avelinn- watch us

14.What is your mom's favorite food?
Finley- soup
Avelinn- chicken

15. What makes you proud of your mom?
Finley- when I get all As on my report card
Donovan- when I get all Ss on my report card
Avelinn- when I clean my room

(I'm thinking I misread this one)

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
Finley- Bill Nye. Fin, that's not a cartoon character. Does Star Wars Lego's characters count? No. Okay, Padme from Star Wars Clone Wars
Donovan- Ben Kenobi, he's on Star Wars Clone Wars
Avelinn- Dora

17. What do you and your mom do together?
Finley- go to the store together
Donovan- go play at my school's playground
Avelinn- we pick the boys up at the bus stop

18. How are you and your mom the same?
Finley- we love to read
Donovan- we both kiss each other's cheeks
Avelinn- i don't even know how to do this game anymore

19. How are you and your mom different?
Finley-you read longer books than me
Donovan- you don't play much basketball
Avelinn- I just don't know this game (stinkin youngest child)

20. How do you know your mom loves you?
Finley- you do nice things for me
Donovan- you kiss us on the cheek (I'm gonna have to watch this kid. He's all about the smoochin'!)
Avelinn- when you kiss me

21. What does your mom like most about your dad?
Finley- his looks
Donovan- he's smart and strong
Avelinn- his hair

22. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
Finley- Granny's house
Donovan- Seeing Grandma (this would be my MIL, lol)
Avelinn- Children's Place So there you have it. All my dirty secrets. All the innapropriate for children tv watching. The shallow reasons for loving their father, and the hopes that one day I'll be on television, so I can finally get married, lol!

Here to the LEFT is the insightful eldest, Finley Mac followed by his crazy smoochieness, Donovan Xander, and then the Wreckity-Wreckness herself, who is turning the F-O-U-R today. Happy Birthday, Avelinn Pillow-Willow!

Smooches (and an extra one for Dono)~e


  1. Incredibly cute! Bowling and the splits cracked me up!

  2. Funny! Is A wearing a Jasmine costume??

  3. I don't think that anyone's interview has made me laugh as hard as yours. Frankly, I am afraid of what my kids will say, so I haven't done it yet, but perhaps I will...I can edit and they will never know, right? lol