Friday, January 22, 2016
Q & A with Monkey and Bug
1) What is something I always say to you?
Bug - "You always say silly things."
Monkey - "When you say 'I love you bunches and bunches to the moon and back' and 'Don't let the bedbugs bite!" (part of our nightly routine)
2) What makes Mommy happy?
Bug - "Green happy faces" (Behavior chart at school)
Monkey - "ME!" (He must not have remembered Mommy practicing her deep breathing and calming techniques ten minutes prior when the little toot had the nerve to run screaming in the opposite direction after I told him not to throw his trains.)
3) What makes Mommy sad?
Bug - "Red sad faces" (He's only ever had ONE, but he remembers. Lol)
Monkey - (total silence - Apparently he thinks I'm ALWAYS happy. Again, what is this boy not remembering?!?)
4) How does Mommy make you laugh?
Bug - "When you tickle me."
Monkey - "With tickles"
5) What was Mommy like when she was a little girl?
Bug - "You made a fire at your house and the firemen had to come and they saved all of the presents!" (Not exactly the way it happened. It was our neighbor's house right around Christmas, and I DID NOT start the fire, but that's what he thinks. Now everyone thinks I'm pyromaniac!)
Monkey - "You were YOU!"
6) How old am I?
Bug - "3"
Monkey - (shaking his head) "I don't know. Old." (Gee, thanks, kid!)
7) How tall am I?
Bug - "Higher and higher! You're growing too!" (Unfortunately, Mommy is growing OUT and not UP.)
Monkey - "Really tall." (I think this is the one and only time anyone will think that I am tall.)
8) What is Mommy's favorite thing to do?
Bug - "Just play."
Monkey - "Make us breakfast." (Really?!? What Mommy are YOU talking about?!?)
9) What does Mommy do when you're not with me?
Bug - "Go to work all by yourself."
Monkey - "Get ready for work."
10) What is Mommy really good at?
Bug - "Driving" (This is quite a compliment coming from the world's most vocal backseat driver.)
Monkey - "I don't know. I'm just a little boy!" (I guess the pressure of so many questions was getting to him at this point. Lol!)
11) What is Mommy not so good at?
Bug - "Coloring"
Monkey - "Coloring" (I think I'm seeing a theme here.)
12) What does Mommy do for a job?
Bug - "Pay people monies." (Why, YES! I DO!!!)
Monkey - "Work" (pretty much)
13) What is Mommy's favorite food?
Bug - "Diet Coke" (He knows me so well... :-)
Monkey - "Lunchables! Yeah... Those are gooooood. They got ham and cheese and crackers... Mmm-mmm!" (I think you're confusing me with someone else.)
14) What do you love to do with Mommy?
Bug - "When we go to places just you and me! That's fun!"
Monkey - "Just hang out with you and Bug."
After I asked Monkey the questions about me, I decided to see if I could get him to answer the same questions about his dad. I am totally going to put these together in a project of some sort and give it to Popi for Father's Day or something. He'll be mortified by some of Monkey's answers, but I sure got a great laugh out of it! :-)
1) What is something Popi always says to you?
Monkey - "That he loves me and that he loves me a whole lot. He says it ALL THE TIME! (insert dramatic rolling of the eyes and then a big smile)."
2) What makes Popi happy?
Monkey - "When I run up to him and give him hugs and kisses."
3) What makes Popi sad?
Monkey - "If I don't love him."
4) How does Popi make you laugh?
Monkey - (giggle giggle) "When he toots." (I have a feeling Popi will be mortified to hear that Monkey shared that little detail with me.)
5) What was Popi like when he was a little boy?
Monkey - (more giggles) "He used to toot in the bathroom."
6) How old is Popi?
Monkey - "Four and a half."
7) How tall is Popi?
Monkey - "Really, REALLY tall." (Compared to Mommy's 'really tall'.")
8) What is Popi's favorite thing to do?
Monkey - "Tickle me and watch TV." (I don't doubt that one bit. You know WAY too many commercials to suspect otherwise.)
9) What does Popi do when you're not with him?
Monkey - "Works."
10) What is Popi really good at?
Monkey - "Talking on the phone." (You mean Popi actually SPEAKS?!?)
11) What is Popi not so good at?
Monkey - "Coloring." (Now I'm beginning to think they expect Monet or Rembrandt or Vincent van Gogh or something.)
12) What does Popi do for a job?
Monkey - "He works on airplanes." (Yep.)
13) What is Popi's favorite food?
Monkey - "Hot sauce, 'cause it's for grown ups."
14) What do you love to do with Popi?
Monkey - "Just hang out with him."
I love doing these types of things with the kids and seeing how their answers change as they get older. Have any of you tried this with your little ones? Any hilarious (but mostly true) results? :-)