21 Answers About Me From My Kids


This is from March 10, 2009. I gave my kids this list of questions (from one of those Facebook things) and asked them to answer them. Their responses were the funniest things I've ever read. All these years later, they are still hilarious and very special to me. I did not correct their spelling and wrote these exactly as they did on their papers.

My kid's answers about me...March 10, 2009

Surprisingly, the kids weren’t terribly "put out" when I asked them to sit down and do this. And yes, these are uncensored and as difficult as it was not to correct their grammar, I posted this “as-is”! Ages at that time: Alex: 19 1/2, Karlee: 18, Ryan: 14 & Paul: 12.

1.) What is something your mom always says to you?

Alex: Shoes! Pick em up. Get your dirty disgusting stuff off my clean table where we eat!

Karlee: Clean your room! Pick up your shoes! You’re eating again!?

Ryan: to pull the weeds around our play set

Paul: do the dishes (3min. later) do the dishes. Get me some water (2sec. Later) More water.

2.) What makes mom happy?

Alex: Nice clean house and running!

Karlee: cleanliness, which 99.9% of the time does NOT happen.

Ryan: Making my bed.

Paul: clean everything and water.

3.) What makes mom sad?

Alex: dads snoring.

Karlee: Dead squirrels.

Ryan: when we don’t do what you told us.

Paul: watching movies and a sad part happens and no water, with an unclean house.

4.) How does your mom make you laugh?

Alex: exactly what Karlee said! It's funny.

Karlee: when she yells at Ryan and we “accidentally” record it & play it over and over, she laughs too.

Ryan: when paul says something that’s not funny.

Paul: uhhhhhhhhhhhh do I have to answer?

5.) What was your mom like as a child?

Alex: your guess is as good as mine, I think really smart!

Karlee: umm I didn’t know her when she was a child…sorry.

Ryan: dates everyone then dad.

Paul: how the heck do I no? maybe spunky.

6.) How old is your mom?

Alex: 42 going on 28.

Karlee: 12? Or so.

Ryan: ohh 40 or 20.

Paul: well she said it was nun of your business or was that something else?

7.) How tall is your mom?

Alex: inch under me.

Karlee: 5’7’’ ish.

Ryan: short and tall and medium and skinny.

Paul: tall I guess

8.) What is her favorite thing to do?

Alex: RUN! Try to pretend we have money to buy tons of shoes.

Karlee: Run, scrapbook, pretend to know how to use her camera.

Ryan: yell at me and scrap-book and defentally (his spelling) running.

Paul: eat chocolate and drink water.

9.) What does your mom do when you're not around?

Alex: Not sure probably plays Rock Band.

Karlee: I don’t know…blast the music and eat marshmallows till she pukes.

Ryan: party with her scrap-book club/people.

Paul: drinks water and stuff.

10.) If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?

Alex: Survivor the T.V. show.

Karlee: being in a reality tv show about how to control wild animals (aka Kids).

Ryan: Who can yell the most at Ryan.

Paul: drinking water.

11.) What is your mom good at?

Alex: Running, scrapbooks, yelling at customer service people to get free stuff and refunds.

Karlee: Running.

Ryan: scrapbooks.

Paul: drinking water.

12.) What is your mom not very good at?

Alex: swimming.

Karlee: Rock Band…yea now you know.

Ryan: sleeping in.

Paul: well I know that she’s good at drinking water.

13.) What does your mom do for her job?

Alex: Nurse and from the stories who would ever want to be one.

Karlee: Nurse who brings babies into the world, like the ones on “a baby story” ya know the show about. babies and their stories? Yeah, that one...

Ryan: make babys shut up and have them come out.

Paul: nurse and drinks water.

14.) What is your mom's favorite food?

Alex: icing and cake batter, cookie dough anything raw and uncooked with lots of sugar in it.

Karlee: The food that is her favorite of course.

Ryan: chocalate and cookie dough.

Paul: WATER and chocolate.

15.) What makes you proud of your mom?

Alex: Her fitness I couldn’t run 26.2 miles.

Karlee: her ability to run.

Ryan: running.

Paul: how much water she drinks.

16.) If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?

Alex: No idea

Karlee: the roadrunner, because she runs roads.

Ryan: Mickey mouse/ the girlfriend mouse.

Paul: SCOOBY-DOO, he likes water right?

17.) What do you and your mom do together?

Alex: watch awesome t.v. shows! And many others too many to think of. Travel around the world!!

Karlee: well we watch the Biggest Loser every Tuesday and we do lots of other random activities.

Ryan: watch movies from nikki (Nikki is Alex's girlfriend who always brings over movies for us to watch)

Paul: well I don’t drink that much water, but do stuff.

18.) How are you and your mom the same?

Alex: Our drive to do well in sports.

Karlee: I have no idea, everyone else seems to know, so you should tell me.

Ryan: I don’t know almost same height.

Paul: I kind of like water a lot.

19.) How are you and your mom different?

Alex: I like to hunt animals and butcher them on her counter. I don’t recall her ever doing that.

Karlee: I’m 4 inches taller than her.

Ryan: I like to hunt and fish and go outdoors.

Paul: she likes water and I like……… well stuff (who doesn’t).

20.) How do you know your mom loves you?

Alex: Because she will help me any way she can! Even if it puts her out of something.

Karlee: because she wants me to succeed and she always pushes me to do my best (wow that was pretty deep for me).

Ryan: naggs on me.

Paul: well she loves water, but she encoureges me and helps me a lot and that is awsome……(I think I lost my man card).

21.) Where is your mom's favorite place to go?

Alex: as far as I know Hawaii.

Karlee: To the gym to pump iron like the olympians do.

Ryan: patrice’s robic classes/gym.

Paul: to the water fountain.