Thursday, December 4, 2008

What Kids Know Tag

Last tag. I told my friend I didn't want to know my kids' answers, so she tagged me in her comments. I asked the kids as they woke up so they didn't know each other's answers (except the youngest two). Please note that we are in the midst of nighttime wars, making them all sleep in their bed at night (this has been hard on the youngest two and the last few nights have been pretty tough battles). That helps make some of the answers make sense. Also, if you can't tell, Matthew is in the parrot stage. Answers are listed oldest to youngest.

1. What does mom always say to you?
  1. Quiet or you'll go to bed.
  2. Get off the computer or turn off the TV
  3. I love you
  4. Go to bed
  5. I don't know
  6. I da-no
2. What makes mom happy?
  1. When we go to bed
  2. When I do my chore and take out the garbage
  3. my smile
  4. Dad
  5. reading me stories
  6. mom happ-ee
3. What makes mom sad?
  1. When she has to clean up stuff she already picked it up (too true, Elise, too true)
  2. When I don't get off the the TV when she tells me to (got grounded last night when I found him at 10:30 watching TV)
  3. Me going to school
  4. A lamp getting broken (Random)
  5. When I have a bad dream, that makes you sad. Last night I dreamed . . .
  6. Mom dad (sad)

4. How does mom make you laugh?

  1. When she does something funny on accident
  2. When she complains about me not laughing
  3. tickle me
  4. tickle me
  5. Ha,ha,ha. You just made me laugh
  6. Mom waff

5. How old is mom?

  1. 32
  2. 32
  3. 31
  4. 30
  5. 29
  6. Josive two
6. How tall is mom?
  1. probably 5'2'' because I am 4'9''
  2. 5'7'' (how does he know that?)
  3. 62 inches?
  4. 20. (Me: feet or inches?) Um...inches?
  5. 20 and one half pounds
  6. How taw mommy?
7. What does mom like to do?
  1. drink hot chocolate
  2. write comments on blogs
  3. clean
  4. yawn (Kirsti is on a random streak I guess)
  5. clean the house every day, duh. (it was the duh that really got me)
  6. cwap (clap) (it was either that or he was saying lap, as in "I want on your wap". I couldn't tell.)
8. What is mom's job?
  1. To help us and clean the house
  2. to stay at home and watch the younger kids
  3. clean
  4. cooking dinner
  5. clean the house
  6. mommy jab
9. What is mom's favorite food?
  1. chicken, maybe?
  2. teriyaki chicken
  3. chicken and rice
  4. Mexican soup
  5. stir fry
  6. bagel (Again, I think he was actually asking for a bagel, not answering the question)
10. How do you know your mom loves you?
  1. you're always nice to us and help us in places and times we need help
  2. because you give me lots of hugs and kisses
  3. you give me hugs
  4. you give me lots of hugs
  5. I don't know how you love me, I only know how I love you
  6. luh-you. Maw-maw luh-you.


  1. So, Ryan's answers were mostly on track, I thought. Ethan is your soft hearted boy. Kirsti...random. Elise were to be expected (I would have thought she'd say something else for the first one, but it makes sense if bedtime has been a big deal lately). Joseph love answer was pretty cute. Anyway, fun to read.

  2. I love this tag. It's so fun to read the kids answers. I loved Joseph and Matthews love answers. It's fun to see the different stages. Thanks for putting a smile on my face.

  3. ha ha...I dont think my kids ever see me eat so I doubt they would get that one as dead on as your kids. Loved Ethans answers Holy Cow can he get any more sweet? I could picture all your kids saying those things.

  4. I love kids answers to questions like these. They always turn out so cute no matter the age

  5. What a fun tag to read! I love how it captures each child's personality. I may have to try that post someday...
    (Your kids are too funny.)

  6. That is cute! Joseph's answer to your "How do you know I love you" question was sweet. Isn't it nice when they're young-they're still so forgiving of you. You know they know you love them but what matters more to them is that they love you!

  7. That is so cute, I think I will consider myself tagged and do this with Addie. Ethan is so sweet, I couldn't believe it.

  8. See? That wasn't so bad was it? That was fun to read. I love seeing their minds work.

  9. Maybe Cwap was really Crap... do you spend too much time in the bathroom?

  10. Those made me laugh! It's funny how your child's perception of your life is so different from your own!