3 S.R. Johannes: Interview with a 5 year old Diva

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Interview with a 5 year old Diva

Interview with a 5 year old Diva

This was fun. I grabbed this from Nice Mommy-Evil Editor's Blog (a great new find). Ask your kid the questions and write them down exactly how they respond.

1. What is something mommy/daddy always says to you?

Mom: No, but just sometimes

Dad: Good job (the dad's always get the credit :)

2. What makes mommy/daddy happy?

Mom: Me, when i listen to you

Dad: you (ahhhhhhh!)

3. What makes mommy/daddy sad?

Mom: when Gray hits you (my 18 month is going through a stage. hitting and everything is mine, no or stop

Dad: when Connor passed away (my hubby's dog dies last April :(

4. How do mommy/daddy do to make you laugh?

Mom: when you make your eyes big at me

Dad: when he tickles me

5. What were mommy/daddy like when they were little?

Mom: funny, but you still are.

Dad: a boy

6. How old are your mommy/daddy?

Mom: 37 (she gave a year back - thx honey :)

Dad: same as you. what are you again?

7. How tall are your mommy/daddy?

Mom: taller than me

Dad: taller than everyone!

8. What is your favorite thing to do?

cartwheels and running

9. What do mommy/daddy do when you’re not around?

Mom: work on computer

Dad: play with Gray (again, dad's get all the credit)

10. If mommy/daddy become famous, what will it be for?

Mom: skating (I have no idea where this came from. Scary!)

Dad: singing (Trust me, there is NO chance of this!)

11. What are mommy/daddy really good at?

Mom: scaring us and yelling when you're mad (so what - I am a scary yeller??)

Dad: chasing us

12. What are mommy/daddy not very good at?

Mom: cooking pizzas (she's right except I'm not good at cooking ANYTHING)

Dad: hiding

13. What do mommy/daddy do for their jobs?

Mom: type

Dad: go to work and bring home the bacon (you can see who's daughter she is :)

14. What is mommy/daddy’s favorite food?

Mom: salad (yeah right, I wish!)

Dad: what you made last night (I think it was burnt - I mean- baked potatoes??)

15. What makes you proud of mommy/daddy?

Mom: when you play the game where you place your face through the card. You are really good at that game. (she's talking about the new game - what am i? it's fun!)

Dad: he fixes things

16. If mommy/daddy were a cartoon character, what would they be?

Mom; Cinderella

Dad: Kung Fu Panda (my hubby is so smiling right now)

17. What do you do with mommy/daddy?

Mom: play games

Dad: i ride my bicycle and my daddy walks next to me

18. How are you and mommy/daddy the same?

Mom: we have long hair

Dad: we have same color hair (huh?)

19. How are you and mommy/daddy different?

Mom: our voice doesn't sound the same

Dad: he has short hair and I don't

20. How do you know mommy/daddy love you?

Mom: cuz you hug me - all the time (hopefully this makes up for my skill at yelling ;)

Dad: he tells you

22. Where is mommy’s/daddy's favorite place to go?

Mom: to see Tito and Tata's house (this is my brother and his wife. I would say the bookstore or the beach)

Dad: the park

23. Who is your favorite person in the whole world?

Tata's new baby (my new niece - she's a week old...whom she's never met :)

24. What is one thing you would change about mommy/daddy?

Mom: make your hair short

Dad: make him a girl like me

25. What do you like about Gray?

That he's my little brother

26. What don't you like about Gray?

That he hits me (do you see a pattern?)

27. What do you want to be when you grow up?

a doctor for kids (YES!)

28. why do you think writers should market their books?

so people wil buy them (she really said this :) It was not a plant.

29. lastly, what are your favorite books?

yours (confession - i almost cried. too bad she's not an agent :)

DONT FORGET: Monday, we have Laini Taylor, author of Blackbringer :)


Carrie Harris said...

How adorable is this. And you are a braver woman than I... I'm too afraid of what my kiddo would say. :)

Anonymous said...

OMG that is so darn cute! my kids are 15 and 11 and this makes me miss those cute, cute, cute ages. sigh. Vicky shecter

Anonymous said...

Just you wait. Even when I say something funny my 15 yr old sez, "that's not funny, mom." Today i told him you're so contrarian these days if i say the sky is blue, you'd say, 'no it's not it's green.'
His response: "No, you're wrong! I am not contrarian!"
I fell down laughing. He didn't see the humor. So what's new.

Anonymous said...

I love that your little girl wants to be a doctor when she grows up. When my daughter was 8, I asked her what she wanted to be. She said, "President of the United States. Or a ballerina." Your post made me so teary (in a happy way).

Anonymous said...

Just hugged the dog because I no longer *sob* have sweet toddlers in the house to hug. Nostalgia messes with our minds though. Truth was, they were probably having more tantrums than anything else. But all I remember is the sweet times. Sigh.

Suzanne Young said...

Aw... this is really cute. Love the answers.Best interview yet!

King of my Throne said...

This was such fun to read. i can't wait to try this on my three kids.
Your little gal is a hoot!

Kimbra Kasch said...

Kids say the cutest things :)

Anonymous said...

clicked on the link for Nice Mommy-Evil Editor's blog but it came up as a blog entitled A Little of a Lot. I'm confused. Is this person an editor too? I couldn't find anything about that on the site.

Sherrie Petersen said...

Love the answers! Not sure if I'd be able to publicize the answers from my kids...

Corey Schwartz said...

Oh, so cute. I'll have to ask my daughter. She turned five yesterday.

Lauren Wilson said...

That's too cute. :)
Also, hello! I went to SCBWI and listened to your lecture and really got a lot out of it. I'm taking your advice and starting up a blog!
Sure I still need a website, but it's a start. ;)

Dunno if you remember me from the conference, I was probably the youngest person there, short-haired in a green jacket covered in patches.

Kelly Polark said...

This is adorable. I saw this on Facebook so I asked my four year old these questions, funny answers. After I ask my 9 and 6 yr old, I'm going to post it too. It's a fun read!

Anonymous said...

Neck and neck in the contest? Grrrr. must make fingers type. Oh oh, I'm giving off the killer instinct Shadow vibe. That could be good. or not.

Carrie Harris said...

You have Laini Taylor on Monday? Ooooh, can't wait. Laini is made of awesome.

Have a great weekend!

Robyn Campbell said...

Can I pin a medal on you?

My kids are grown but when they were little they would have had sweet answers like that. Aww, never forget these days!!

Robin Constantine said...

I'll have to try this one! Very cute. Thanks for the smile :)

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

A = i fixed the link.

el - I do! Ill check out your blog - congrads!

all - i will do weekly updates but will not announce in lead until the winner is announced. This contest is for a whole month. The game is not over until the marketing lady blogs :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for fixing the link. Now this site was more of what I was expecting. Always like reading what editors think!

Anonymous said...

Is this the post responsible for my dreams about when my kids were little? Oh my gawd...you're getting into my subconscious now!

Anonymous said...

That's so sweet that your daughter sez her favorite books are yours. My kids? They get so tired of hearing me talk about what I'm writing that my daughter once said, "Mommy, I tried to read your book, but I can't because I KNOW all the stories by heart already!" Totally different experience writing fiction. Keeping that close to the vest...

Anonymous said...

Ohmygoodness, this is so precious. I want to have a baby now--(but not actually yet)

Casey Something said...


"Make him a girl like me."

Ha! Love it!

Mine isn't old enough or I would give it a go.

Unknown said...

This is adorable. I think I will try it with Patrick (almost 5). My oldest is a pleaser. He will tell me what I want to hear!

Toby said...

Totally and absolutely precious. Do it again next year .. it will be fun to see the changes.

King of my Throne said...

Do you want to hear the answers from our kids? That could be cool...even a book.

King of my Throne said...

For Labor Day my girl’s kindergarten class had them draw and tell the teachers what their parent’s did for a living. I have twins so I will call them Thing 1 and Thing 2.
Thing 1 drew a picture of me drawing and writing King of my Throne book. She said it was a picture of mommy’s picture of her potty book .
Thing 2 drew Dad fishing. He is a biologist at a fish hatchery. Have to frame these! True art work!

Anonymous said...

That's the sweetest thing I've seen all day. :)