Amy W sent me some interview questions. I'm supposed to answer her questions, and then invite anyone to play. If you want to join in (with all the cool kids :) Just -
1. Leave me a comment saying, “Interview me.” If I don’t have your email address, leave it for me in the comments.
2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.
So, here are my questions (And yes, I know that they are out of order. I thought it much better to leave on the book question that the death one. I depressed myself with that one)
1. Do you ever wonder what it would be like to have
two sons instead of two daughters?
I can't even imagine it. When I first got pregnant, I thought it would be neat to have a boy, but didn't really expect one. All the girls in my family end up having girls, and I think we're biologically set up that way. I know, I know. They all say that's up the the guy's biology, but I don't think so. The guy determines if there are any little y's there. I think my family's bodies kill those little y's (if present) before they have a chance. I have no scientific evidence of this, but regardless, I'm convinced. Therefore, the only time I've really thought about having boys was theoretically. And I can't wrap my mind around it. I don't know what I'd do with one. I'm sure I'd figure it out, but haven't had to yet (and most likely won't)
2. What is your earliest childhood memory?
I've mentioned before that I don't have a good memory. Most of the things I try to remember, are really hazy. I'm left with general impressions. I know these were before my mom and dad split up which was the year I turned five, but that's as much as I can pin it down. Some other memories, I don't really have a time frame for.
- The police lights flashing in the driveway when they brought my brother home after someone backed into him on his bike while leaving their driveway. He was fine. I saw them through the basement window.
- There was a place that sold flavored popcorn nearby the office where my parents worked. (I don't really care for it that much now, though)
- A bunch of plastic hanging in the office building where maybe they were doing some construction? It was like a maze.
- Our neighbor's little grandson(?) sleeping on a lounge chair outside with his pacifier in his mouth even though he was too old to have one.
- Rolling down the hill in the back of our house with our neighbors.
- My sister standing on the bed with her friend (and neighbor) Amanda singing into a microphone "Maneater"
- Hockey games in Peoria. We had seasno tickets and would go watch The Rivermen play.
4. If there is one thing you could change about your
husband, what would it be?
I'd love to be able to say "Nothing, He's perfect" but it's just not true. He does lots of things that most women complain their husbands don't. He cleans, does laundry, cooks and all that stuff. But he doesn't communicate well. He thinks you should only have to talk to convey information. I wish he had the capacity to listen without action. To say "I know" and then shut up and listen some more.
5. If there is someone you could bring back from the
dead, who would it be and why?
I am lucky in that there aren't a lot of people close to me that I've lost. Most of my family is still living, and I'm so thankful for that. Also, I'm pretty self-centered and hate history, so historical figures are out. Honestly, the first person to pop into mind was Tim. We weren't really that close. We were just friends. But we had a connection. His death made a huge impact on me. Possibly because it was so pointless. He didn't have to be out that night. He didn't have to feel so alone. growing up sucks, but if you can just get past that, it can get better. And it would have for him. If only he had that chance.
3. What is your favorite book you read to your kids?
Sandra Boynton's Birthday Monsters.
"You're not awake.
It's 6 o'clock.
You hear a ring.
You hear KNOCK, KNOCK.
You hear the door come crashing down.
The Birthday Monsters are in town.
They rush you down before you're ready
and use your breakfast as confetti.
OH LOOK! They shout.
You're present opening can't wait!
They've brought the gifts that they like best.
You get the wrap.
They keep the rest.
And now they say,
you go hide and we won't peek.
You find a hiding place that's great.
And wait and wait and wait and wait.
You realize twenty minutes later,
they're raiding the refrigerator.
It's time for cake, the monsters shout.
hurry blow your candles out.
You close your eyes and make a wish
And blow upon an empty dish.
And now GOOD-BYE
it's been a thrill.
And out they go.
The house is still.
They took your gifts,
They ate your cake.
They made the mess that monsters make.
there's nothing more that could go wrong.
And then KNOCK, KNOCK
And then DING DONG.
One last surprise is here for you -
The BIRTHDAY MONSTER cleaning crew.
They fix they sweep,
They scrub the floor.
And on the kitchen shelf you find
The birthday things they've left behind"
Maybe I don't actually read it anymore, though. I love this book mostly because it's one of the first ones Ally read to me. Plus, it's was just the cutest frickin thing in the world to hear her say "raiding the refrigerator"