Monday, 10. October 2011 15:36
My friend, Karen, over at solodialogue.wordpress.com bestowed a few of us Mamas with an Honorary Oprah Award. Now, don’t get too excited. I’m not givin’ away any Chevys. I am, however, providing a transcript of an interview with Ellie. This has been fun and I’ve enjoyed reading what the other kids have had to say. Grace over at thatsrightisaiditdotmom.wordpress.com is one of those Moms who makes me laugh lots and lots (note to self: poise pads are on sale).
Ellie, what do you want to do when you grow up?
But if you had to pick just one thing today, what would you pick?
But I like all the things.
Right. But, your job right now, is to just pick one. After this interview, you can pick everything again.
Bee keeper and an ice skater. Do I have to wear something on me to be a bee keeper?
I believe so, to protect you from stings. Those are two great choices.
Favorite holiday? What makes it best?
I like all of the holidays.
Yeah. It’s hard to choose. But see if you can just pick one for right now.
Halloween because is its scary. Making up costumes.
If you could live anywhere, where would move?
I’d live in all the places. [Are you sensing a theme here?]
Yep. It’s hard to choose, but could you be a lamb and just pick one for Mama?
I’d live in the city. There’s many towns. A maze because I can turn my eyes into dots like cities.
Who is your best friend? What do you like about him/her?
Kaleigh, Jaiydyn and Lucy at school. My friends are the girls. They play with me.
You have some mighty good friends, don’t you?
What toy would you buy for your best friend’s birthday?
A rainbow toy that lights up with all of the colors and then there’s lots of buttons to push with all the colors and then they glitter and sparkle. And also a candy one. A light up candy one.
What do you want for your own birthday?
Chocolate edmames. I just like that they’re chocolaty.
What family rule do you think is the most unfair? Why?
I don’t like when you use your rough voice. It hurts my ears and stuff and then I get mad when they try and hurt my ears and that’s how I get super mad. And then when you use your rough voice I go to my bedroom and take a time out. Then someone comes into my bedroom and I hide my face because I don’t want someone to see my face.
Well honey, that’s something you don’t like. But do you remember what rules are? What is a rule you don’t like?
When we start to get mad, I walk away. That’s one of my rules. I don’t like any rules.
This was the official end of the interview, but Ellie wanted more questions.
What is your favorite color?
I like all the colors. [Knowing I'm going to insist on choosing, she immediately follows it with...] Peach.
Who do you like to watch best on tv?
Dora. And also Diego. But, I like my own show that I make up that I can tell other people about the princess.
What’s your favorite food for breakfast?
Cherries and strawberries for breakfast.
How about lunch?
Green beans for lunch.
And what do you like best for dinner?
Chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry? Which is the best ice cream?
I know I like all of them. Insert my “choice please” face. Chocolate.
What is your favorite toy?
Ellie still didn’t want to end interview time. So Karen, I’m sending her to your house for the 60 minute Barbara Walters Special. Good luck with that.