Tuesday, June 2, 2015


So it's been about 15 months since I blogged here.  Most days instead of in depth thoughts, I prefer to post pictures at www.sivilsandgold.wordpress.com .  It doesn't require as much brain activity.  But I chose to share this here because it was entirely too long to fit in a Facebook post.  (I do have have four kids after all.)

This was a lot of fun.  I interviewed each of my four kids separately so each answer was original and not "borrowed".  I gained some insight into my kids and learned a few things I need to work on.  And for some reason they all agree I'm obsessed with my dog.  What's up with that.

Here goes..  (Connor is 8, Isaac 12, Jaden 14, and Dacey is 16.)

1. What is something mom always says to you?
Connor  – “You love me.”
Isaac  – “God made you special and He and I love you very much.  Precious monkeys and all that jazz.”
Jaden  – “If you keep doing that, you’re face will stick like that.”
Dacey  – “Be who you are and say what you mean.  Those that matter won’t mind and those that mind don’t matter.”

2. What makes mom happy?
Connor - “That I love her and hugs.”
Isaac - “Chocolate and love and Boondocks.”
Jaden – “ME!”
Dacey - “Chocolate.”

3. What makes mom sad?
Connor – “When a dog dies.”
Isaac – “A dirty house.”
Jaden – “When Daddy has to work extra hours.”
Dacey – “Being away from Dad, kids, or Boondocks.”

4. How does your mom make you laugh?
Connor – “Tickling.”
Isaac – “A lot of ways.  We’d be here for hours if I told you all of them.”
Jaden – “When she makes MEME’s of Dacey.”
Dacey – “She’s a genuinely funny person, and I laugh a lot anyways.”

5. What was your mom like as a child?
Connor – “I don’t know.”
Isaac – “Sad.”
Jaden – “How would I know?  I wasn’t there?”
Dacey – “Sad.”

6. How old is your mom?
Connor – “You never tell me when I ask.”
Isaac – “38”
Jaden – “19”
Dacey – “35ish”

7. How tall is your mom?
Connor – “Fun size.”
Isaac – “5.4”
Jaden – “Five and a halfish”
Dacey – “Five foot three”

8. What is her favorite thing to do?
Connor – “Take pictures of dogs.”
Isaac – “Play outside with the kids and dogs.”
Jaden – “Play with her kids.”
Dacey – “Play with Boondocks.”

9. What does your mom do when you're not around?
Connor – “Nothing.”
Isaac – “Have peace and quiet.”
Jaden – “Play with dogs.”
Dacey – “I don’t know.  I’m not around.”

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
Connor – “Us.”
Isaac – “Preaching God’s Word using dogs and event coordinating.”
Jaden – “Photography.”
Dacey – “Being awesome.”

11. What is your mom really good at?
Connor – “Taking pictures.”
Isaac – “Cooking, training dogs, being an awesome mom.”
Jaden – “Photography.”
Dacey – “Writing, photography, dog training, being our mom, event coordinating.”

12. What is your mom not very good at?
Connor – “Nothing.”
Isaac – “Messing with dead animals.”
Jaden – “Not being good at photography.”
Dacey – “Nothing.”

13. What does your mom do for a job?
Connor – “Taking pictures of dogs and working at the church.”
Isaac – “Works at the church.”
Jaden – “Secretary.  Photography.”
Dacey – “Secretary.”

14.  What is your mom's favorite food?
Connor – “Hot dogs or pizza?” 
Isaac – “Cheesecake.”
Jaden – “Whatever Jaden fixes.”
Dacey – “Lasagna and cheesecake.”
15. What makes you proud of your mom?
Connor – “Telling me she loves me and hugs.”
Isaac – “Too much… training dogs, event coordinating, loving God.”
Jaden – “That she wuvs me.”
Dacey – “Everything.”

16. If your mom were a character, who would she be?
Connor – “A dog.  Like Lady.  From Lady & the Tramp.”
Isaac – “Lucy.  Because people always ask her advice.”
Jaden – “Wonder Woman”
Dacey – “Rapunzel’s mom – cause she’d always be waiting for me to come back and would accept me no matter what.”

17. What do you and your mom do together?
Connor – “Read and look at pictures.”
Isaac – “Play with the dogs outside.”
Jaden – “Mother/son day out.”
Dacey – “Shop.  Draw.  Draw My Little Ponies.  Collect My Little Ponies.”

18. How are you and your mom the same?
Connor – “We both love dogs.”
Isaac – “We love helping people.”
Jaden – “We’re both funny.”
Dacey – “In too many ways to name.”

19. How are you and your mom different?
Connor – “I’m a boy and a kid.
Isaac – “Hair and eyes.”
Jaden – “She’s pretty.”
Dacey – “I’m way more a tom-boy than she is.”

20. How do you know your mom loves you?
Connor – “Cause she says she loves me.  This is easy.”
Isaac – “The way she acts.”
Jaden – “She says it.  She does stuff for us.”
Dacey – “She tells me every day and takes care of me.”

21. What does your mom like most about your dad?
Connor – “EVERYTHING... except when he goes to work.”
Isaac – “How good he is to us.”
Jaden – “When he pays attention.”
Dacey – “EVERYTHING... put that in all caps.”

22. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
Connor – “BARL”
Isaac – “Steel Magnolia House”
Jaden – “Bed or Disney World.  Just kidding about the bed.  Take that off.”
Dacey – “Disney World.”

23. How old was your Mom when you were born?
Connor – “You never told me.”
Isaac – “25”
Jaden – “Pretty young.

Dacey - *Laughs* “20, right?”