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Interviewed the kids in this Facebook meme and wrote down their exact responses :) Apologies to those who've already seen it, but if I don't put it here it won't be in the yearbook.

Martin - age 11
Karin - age 9.5 going on 17

1. What is something mom always says to you?
M - Stop fighting!
K - Get a life

2. What makes mom happy?
M - When we do (stop fighting)
K - Hugs & kisses

3. What makes mom sad?
M - When we ignore her
K - If I don't want to be with her

4. How does your mom make you laugh?
M - I don't know, she's just weird
K - She says something funny

5. What was your mom like as a child?
M - Naughty
K - She looked like the one that played Laura Ingalls Wilder

6. How old is your mom?
M - 42
K - 33

(can't believe neither of them got this right! How hard is 29 to remember??)

7. How tall is your mom?
M - around 145 cm
K - I have no idea

8. What is her favorite thing to do?
M - Read
K - Write on her journal

9. What does your mom do when you're not around?
M - Party
K - Walk or write on her journal

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
M - Getting the Nobel Prize in Weirdness
K - Inspecting moose

11. What is your mom really good at?
M - Being weird
K - Writing on her journal

12. What is your mom not very good at?
M - Basketball
K - Bouncing on the trampoline...just kidding. I don't know.

13. What does your mom do for her job?
M - Ads
K - She writes in different languages about cameras

14. What is your mom's favorite food?
M - Sushi
K - Sushi

15. What makes you proud of your mom?
M - I can't choose...there are so many things...*laughs*
K - She gave birth to me

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
M - Elmer Fudd
K - Daisy Duck

17. What do you and your mom do together?
M - Go for walks, have weird quizzes
K - tickle!

18. How are you and your mom the same?
M - We both hate licorice
K - We speak English

19. How are you and your mom different?
M - I'm a boy
K - She's an adult

20. How do you know your mom loves you?
M - She won't stop hugging me
K - Because she kisses me and hugs me and tickles me

21. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
M - America
K - To bed
mood: tired
music: Emilia—You're My World


This looks like so much fun! I'll try it on the boys tomorrow :)

It was a hoot, though I did have to tell Martin to stop using the word "weird" in every answer and be SERIOUS, thank you very much, child!!

I loved this! Why would such a genious as your daughter worry about being "cute"?

Why do any of us?? :D

My Dad was 29 the entire time I was growing up, and even into my early adulthood. His age was very easy to remember.

Glad to know I'm not alone. 29 is such a good age to be :D

Too funny. I must admit, I'm afraid to try that interview on my own kids.

I was, too. Even if you do it, you don't have to post the results...unless you're CHICKEN! BAWK BAWK!

Their answers made me smile

Does this quiz work with pretend children? HAA

I was going to say invisible children because today in tutoring (I help manage tutors who read/ play literacy games with students), I modeled how a game would be played by naming a boy "Invisible Bob." I pointed to an empty chair and said Invisible Bob will show you how to play!


Re: Their answers made me smile

Imaginary kids! I meant to say imaginary! (Sounds so much better!) Okay, I'm going before I make a total fool of my answer! 8)


Soooo, you all speak English?
Ha, kids are great! Now, go to bed!

We do all speak English. My husband and I speak English together, and I speak English exclusviely with the kids...and now they actually answer me in it, as well. :) Anders speaks Swedish with them, so they're fully bilingual.

Fun reading those answers. I asked my kids too.

Can't wait to see their answers! :D


Both sweet and hilarious at the same time! :)

My favourites from Karin:

15. What makes you proud of your mom?
K - She gave birth to me

Haha I just love that! Yay girl!

21. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
K - To bed


My favourites from Martin:

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
M - Getting the Nobel Prize in Weirdness

Yeah! ;)

11. What is your mom really good at?
M - Being weird

I think he got something there. Hahaha!

And the sweetest from both:

20. How do you know your mom loves you?
M - She won't stop hugging me
K - Because she kisses me and hugs me and tickles me

Yes, that's love!

You have great kids, but duh - you know that already! :)



21 - Karin sure got that one right! :D

Love it. Very accurate portrayals!

Except my age and that I was not naughty as a child. :D

Terrific! Thanks for sharing.

So, if I got this right, your weird, funny, you party, and were (or are) naughty! All the while your reading and writing and looking like a character in Little House on the Prairie. . . and all at the ripe age of 29!

Hooray for weirdness! (I think I'm in that camp as well)

Loved this!

I wasn't naughty as a child. I waited until young adulthood for that. And I don't party, at least not in the sense that you're probably thinking of :D


This was so much fun to read! I wonder if it would work with adult children??? Most likely not so funny answers! Love, Lizardmom

Adult kids would probably give much too serious answers by far for it to be funny :P

loved this!!

oh man--- they know you well- and it sounds like Martin is headed toward those dreaded teenage years with all the "weird" responses, sigh--- I hate when the beautiful children have to go off to teenage island--but the good news is they do come back.

SUSHI! and hugs! and reading! and writing-- that's Liz.

Bisous, bp

Re: loved this!!

Ha! He's been headed toward teenage island (what a great name for it) for quite some time and so has Karin. I'm in for it, aren't I? :D

Kid survey

What great tickling, journal writing, 33 year old, weirdo mom!

I"m going to do this with Maya...RIGHT NOW!

She asked which of your kids did the survey about you..both, of course!

carol in sweden

Re: Kid survey

can't wait to see her answers! It was a riot to do :)


Catching up at the end of an exhausting trip here in Argentina (siesta time!) and these posts are wonderful. I usually don´t ready ¨parent posts¨ but you and Rude Cactus are the exceptions. Karin IS beautiful and both kids´answers to the meme were fabulous! Laura Ingalls Wilder? Hey ... that reminds me, you still haven´t posted those awful junior high photos! Triple dog dare!


Haaa! I know! I only had a couple of them and my mom is supposed to be gathering the rest to send to me, but so far, she's busy with her OWN projects and ignoring mine!

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