Friday

The People Behind the Blog

I'd like to share my lofty blog goals with you for the New Year.


But I can't.

It's not that I don't have any, I'm not in charge.

It's up to The People Behind the Blog (a.k.a. 8 yo daughter, 6.5 yo son, 2 yo daughter).


If it were up to me, I'd probably blog about home decor (!) and Target clearance aisles (!) everyday, but then I'd have to leave out all the emergency room visits and trips to WalMart.

So, I arranged an exclusive interview with the executive committee and asked them about their plans.

Tell me about yourself:

8 yo: I'm silly, athletic and smart
6 yo: I love video games and Christmas
2 yo: Yah (interpreted to be 'yes)

What are your goals for the New Year:

8 yo: Become an expert at long division and make the Spring Fun Run Team (mumbled 'like that will be hard. I'm really good')
6 yo: Master my Pogo Stick. My record is 7 hops without hurting myself. 
2 yo: Yah

Could you estimate Emergency Room visits for the year for insurance purposes?

8 yo: I'd say about 15 times
6 yo: Each or For all of us?
2 yo: Yah

What do you think will happen in 2009 that will be exciting?

8 yo: I will turn 9 years old in 6 days and that's pretty much all I can think about. Because 9, is you know, N-I-N-E.
6 yo: Turning 7 (whispers 'in how many days, Mom?") in 131 days.
2 yo: Yah

Do you think you should get a raise in your allowance this year?

8 yo: Definitely. Like $50 bucks. Mom, why are you laughing? Huh?
6 yo: If she gets one, I want one.
2 yo: Yah

How do you feel about the economy?

8 yo: Prices are changing. We will probably get less toys and bubble gum. I'm not getting a raise in my allowance, am I?
6 yo: What's the economy?
2 yo: Yah

How would you describe being a member of THAT family?

8 yo: Embarrassing
6 yo: Proud and Happy
2 yo: Yah

And finally, do you have any predictions for 2009?

8 yo: A lot of Emergency Room visits and school projects
6 yo: A lot of fun
2 yo: (And in a burst of vocabulary) No.

There you have it, people.

It looks to be a promising year of fun and embarrassment. 

45 comments:

Jill said...

Those are some freakin' brilliant kids. You should be so proud!!

Jennifer A. said...

sounds like if I tried to interview my kids.

thediaperdiaries said...

Blerg. That last comment was me. Stupid computer!!

Tammy said...

They are so stinkin' cute....well, I don't know about stinkin' but definitely cute!!

Yah!

Tasha said...

love it!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Emergency room visits... hmm... was that a prediction... or a THREAT?

P.S.He loves you.. said...

giggle snort giggle..I'm thinking this is why I follow you all!

LifeAtTheCircus said...

Looking forward to another year with that family... and as much as I love your home decor tips, I gotta say I love the real life posts even more... they make me feel much better bout my circus life!!

Cathy | Mommy Motivation said...

That was an absolutely brilliant idea! I love it. (perhaps enuf to steal, I mean emulate, it)

Mel @ A Box of Chocolates said...

Too cute and I for one am happy that they provide you with blog fodder. Although I do hope that all your ER predictions are incorreect. Happy New Year.

AmyG said...

Cute!

Lori said...

What a cleaver idea! Great insight from your kiddos.

Michelle said...

Adorable! I wonder what my 3 would say?

Amber, That's Me! said...

funny!

Jamie @ Purposeful Pursuit said...

Cute! Mastering the pogo stick sounds like a great goal...but it could possibly lead to an ER visit.

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

That was so fun! How nice that your year is all planned out - they did a great job!

Domestic Accident said...

I liked everything they said- except the ER visits.

I think this year is going to rock. I like their attitudes. Yah.

JanMary said...

Great idea. Hope you don't mind if I "borrow" it - I will link back to you :)

Kim said...

Great post - the kids are so funny!
Happy New Year!

Kim said...

Great post - the kids are so funny!
Happy New Year!

marky said...

I think your 8 well almost 9yo is smarter than many adults! Funny post! I'm hanging with the toddler's answers..

Jessica said...

That was freakin hilarious! Kids are the greatest entertainment ever!

threeundertwo said...

*snort* How funny.

Have a happy, fun, embarrassing year. Personally I wouldn't mind hearing about the Target clearance aisles.

Favaunt said...

Too cute! I'm sure your 2 yo has much more to say like "Mommy ont Daddy!" Happy New Year.

Jenn said...

I think your daughter has your since of humor!

Lisa said...

Oh good, I am so looking forward to it. and from the mouth babes comes nothing but the truth!!! Hang on to your shorts people, with THAT family...it is going to be a ride to remember!

Shauna said...

I may have to do a little interview of my own...Love this!

artisticblend said...

This is too cute! Thanks for sharing the goals of your executive committee. I must consult mine now....

Blessings From Above said...

This is a riot!

Happy New Year to you and may you all be blessed beyond your wildest dreams in 2009!

Valarie Lea said...

2 year old knows how to answer questions for an interview. She did not incriminate herself at all. I think she is practicing to be a politician. :)

Mom to 5...Daughter of the King said...

LOL I can't wait to read about it!

Heather said...

How did you get your 2 yo to say anything resembling yes? ;)

Mrs. N. said...

too cute!

Robin said...

Great interview! Love 8 yr old's answer to being a member to THAT family.

Carrie said...

Cute AND funny! What more could I ask for in a blog post??
Thanks for the laugh.

MODsquad said...

Oh, my gosh...can they be any cuter!! I don't think it's possible!! Love this post!! Happy New Year to you guys!

mamalotsoftots said...

ohhh so funny. :D :D A picture of another version of my own family. . . *sigh* It's so great. :)

Jennie said...

I cannot wait.

kristen@nosmallthing said...

Love this! How funny...especially the allowance part of it. :)

And the "yah". My tot would say "mm mmm mmm". That is her standard response to everything. That, or "mama."

:) Anyway, loved this post.

Gina C said...

Too cute! Everyone one of them!

Lucky Me! said...

That was hilarious!!!

Patois said...

Without kids, there would be no blog fodder. Here's hoping ER visits are lower this year.

Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

Cute! I've often wondered what my 4yo would say if I asked him questions for a blog post. He'd probably go, "What's a blog?"

misty said...

so funny!!!!
my favorite part: by your youngest one answering "yah" to everything.

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

Very funny! I love reading your blog.

Shannon