There are a couple of memes floating around and I decided to steal the 'What My Kid Thinks About Me' one. I'm never quite sure what Ryan's going to say about me but she's been pretty good in the past, so I went for it. I told her she couldn't think very hard about the questions and she had to simply say the first thing that popped into her head...
What is something I always say to you?
Ry: That you love me. (She obviously forgot about, "Ryan! Honey! Stop talking, just for 5 minutes, will you?!")
What makes me happy?
Ry: Me! (Yeah, she's not conceited at all.)
What makes me sad?
Ry: When I'm rude and act like an idiot. (Smart kid.)
How do I make you laugh?
Ry: By acting like a dork and telling fart jokes. (I know my audience.)
What was I like as a child?
Ry: How the heck should I know?! (Fair enough.)
How old am I?
Ry: 44 (Crap. I was hoping she'd go younger.)
How tall am I?
Ry: Ummmm... 5'2"? (I obviously look significantly shorter from below.)
What's my favorite thing to do?
Ry: Go hiking. (I'm so glad she didn't say 'eat'... not that it wouldn't have been true...)
What do I do when you're not around?
Ry: You're on the computer. (Like I said, smart kid.)
If I became famous, what would it be for?
Ry: Writing a book. (One can hope.)
What am I really good at?
Ry: Making chili. (And eating chili.)
What do I do for work?
Ry: Write resumes for people who can't write them for themselves. (Or who can't write at all.)
What's my favorite food?
Ry: Ummmm... complicated foods that I don't like. (She doesn't like a lot, so that's not hard... not sure what the 'complicated' bit means, though, given that I don't really even cook.)
What makes you proud of me?
Ry: When you get the little kids on the swim team to stop being afraid of the water. And that you're really funny and all my friends love you. (Awww.)
If I were a cartoon character, who would I be?
Ry: Jerry from Tom and Jerry, 'cause he's really smart. (She had to know if she said anyone from Spongebob Squarepants, she'd lose her computer privileges.)
What do we do together?
Ry: Go camping and hiking and swimming and bowling and to the movies. We have fun! (We do, it's true!)
How are we alike?
Ry: We both talk a lot. And we like to read. And we're both sarcastic. (The apple didn't fall far from that tree... which is pretty cool... except when she spits sarcasm at me.)
How are we different?
Ry: I'm dark and you're really white. (Her tone implied that I glow in the dark... which is sort of true... sigh.)
How do you know I love you?
Ry: 'Cause you're my mom. Duh. (Yeah... duh.)
What do I like best about your dad? (Uh oh...)
Ry: That he lives in Alabama! (She was laughing when she said it... but it's true!)
Where is my favorite place to go?
Ry: England! (My kid knows me well!)