Actually my 19-year-old, Jana, did it in less than 24 hours. Danny, the 16-year-old, needed a little more constant incessant nagging coaxing to do it. Nonetheless, the result was the same. I urge anyone with kids to try this out. As the title of this post states, it reminded me why I had these kids in the first place; to grow up to be two of my most favorite people on earth!
This week I will post the answers they gave for me, next week I will do the ones they had for Gary. Of course I had to add my commentary on some of them. (come on, you know I can’t shut up!)
EnjoyWhat is something I always say to you? Jana: Keep your eye on your own prize. Don’t compare yourself to other people. Danny: Be all that you can be. What makes me happy? Jana: Reading on the couch in the living room with blanket and family dinners with the 4 of us. (yes and YES) Danny: puppies (corny, but yes. c’mon, who doesn’t feel happy from puppies) What makes me sad?
Jana: Sad books? Or maybe when the school budget doesn’t pass. (she must be traumatized from my years of volunteerism) Danny: George W. Bush (that’s my boy!) How do I make you laugh? Jana: When you curse more than I do. (um, yeh, well perhaps I should take a look at this) Danny: By being ridiculous (are you getting an odd picture of my parenting?) What was I like as a child? Jana: Probably less crazy than you are now. (true) Danny: Artsy (true again) How old am I? Jana: 28 (I thought Danny was the suck-up) Danny: According to you… 30 (oh, right, he is) What’s my favorite thing to do? Jana: Go to the beach. (you bet baby!) Danny: Think of ways to torture me (typical!) What do I do when you’re not around? Jana: Sing out loud in the car… oh wait, you do that anyway. Danny: Sing “everybody was Kung Fu Fighting” (not only do I sing this often, they gave me a birthday card with the sound chip – they encourage this behavior) If I became famous, what would it be for? Jana: BLOGGING Danny: blogging (one can dream, thanks guys) What am I really good at doing? Jana: Listening to me complain. (I have had lots of practice) Danny: making fun of dad (in a loving way) What am I not very good at doing? Jana: You’re good at everything Mommy 🙂 (again, sucking up) Danny: math (for sure, but honestly no one is going to mention sports?) What is my job? Jana: To make me happy. KIDDING… graphic designer/ soon to be professional blogger. Is there such thing? (there sure is) Danny: graphic designer (yes STILL) What’s my favorite food? Jana: Eggplant (I can’t believe you know that) Danny: I have no idea (I guess that is fair) What makes you proud of me? Jana: How dedicated you are. (wow) Danny: People respect you. (wow again) If I were a cartoon character, who would I be? Jana: Kermit the frog (yes, we know kermit is a muppet, not a cartoon) Danny: Lois from Family Guy (we LOVE Family Guy) What do you and I do together? Jana: A lot. Danny: Lots of crap. How are we the same? Jana: We HATE shopping (yes we do) Danny: Diligent (yes we are) How do you know I love you? Jana: Because you tell me everyday. (yes i do) Danny: You tell me constantly that when I leave you will be found rocking back and forth in the corner. (yes i will!)
And there you have it. Just when you thought they weren’t paying attention!
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