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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

What My Kid Thinks About Mememememe...

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!)


Mama Wheaton said...

Sounds like she knows her mom pretty well. When does the book come out?

Pearl said...

THat was very sweet!

Anonymous said...

A good fart joke is so unappreciated these days, I tell ya. Ryan cracks me up.

blognut said...

Awww, that's just cute. I kinda want to hug both of you.

Debbie said...

this was great!!! do you teach swim?? I ask..because that is 'one' of my jobs too!!:)

Michelle said...

Ryan is adorable!!!

Oh yeah, so are you!!!


Anonymous said...

That was awesome! I love the Alabama answer and I love how all of her friends love you. You rock, Diane.

sherri said...

This was too cute. I love your child- I want one like her.

I'm so glad you're back!

Annie K said...

5'2"? Seriously? You and Sherri have a lot in common. (Your sarcasm had you at least 5'6" in my book.)

Lisa said...

that is great diane- can i consider myself tagged- my brood woudl have some fun with this one !

mo.stoneskin said...

Cute. Sadly kids are very good at remembering their parents' ages.

I was gonna tell a fart joke but none came to mind.


A Woman Of No Importance said...

That girl is going to be a writer, or a stand-up comedienne, some day!

So sweet, Diane - This is such a cool Meme, and scary at the same time, if I imagine how Grizz woudl respond about me - Yikes! x

Lee said...

Nice answers. It's good that she knows you so well.

Protege said...

Ah, she does know you well and now so do we.;))
I really hope you will get famous for writing a book. No I WISH you will.;))

Sometimes Sophia said...

Ryan's answer to "What do I like best about your dad?" made me snort with laughter. Too true. I feel the same way about my ex.

Makes me think of the scene from Fiddler on the Roof when the Rabbi is asked to say a blessing for the Czar. His response: "God Bless the Czar and keep him far from us..."

Ryan's answers were superb. Good luck with the sarcasm. ;)

Helene (the Artist Formerly Known as Kate) said...

That was sooooooo wonderful! Sounds like you have a great relationship AND a sweet child!

I am afraid of what answers I might get to some of these... and the difference from my sons perspective to my daughters... will be interesting! I am going to go for it!

Sam_I_am said...

haha, I really like the dad is Alabama part.

Cari said...

At least she doesn't announce your age out in public like Nate does with me!! And the Dad/Alabama comment is priceless!

Heather said...

Aw, I love this! I'm going to have to do a meme soon just to have something to write. The words...they haven't really been flowing from me lately.

Cat said...

Your kid is cute. And smart. I can has her now?

Blu said...

The Alabama answer..hee hee that made me laugh a lot. You and your daughter are good friends I think that is BRILLIANT.

Amy McMean a.k.a McSunshine said...

I love the answer about your ex. Thats a good one.

Mel said...

The famous question, after your comment...I suddenly had this vision in my head of you in your mom's front yard, drunk and slurring your words, dressed in jean shorts and a wife beater, with your hair all messed up, being drug away from a fight with your brother on "Cops". I don't know why, but the "one can hope" led me to think what else you could be famous for!

Jenners said...

I've loved all of these memes when I've seen them and this was no exception! I think you guys are the best mother-daughter duo around!