Thursday, November 13, 2008

Interviewing the Little People

The Vampire giveaway ends Friday at midnight.
One comment a day, every day, for more entries.
Post about the giveaway on your blog for three extra entries.

I've interviewed them before.
You can read one here or here.

Donny is 11 years old and in sixth grade (middle school).
His answers will be in blue.

Remy is 6 years old and in first grade.
His answers will be in red.

My questions and comments will be in this color.

When interviewing little people, you have to start off with questions they enjoy,
to warm them up and make them comfortable.
Then it's safe to work in meatier questions,
but you must always, always end with an alien question.

Here we go:

What's your favorite thing to do with your friends during free time at school?
Remy: Play checkers or tag
Donny: Play around.
Me: What do you mean by playing around?
Donny: We just play around.
Me: Ok.

What's your favorite thing to do on the computer?
Remy: Webkinz
Donny: video games.
Me: Which ones?
Donny: Fun ones.
Me: (Why is he being difficult?)

Why do you think I give you quarters at the grocery store?
Remy: Because you're so nice. (flatterer)
Donny: To get us to behave. (smart boy)

What did you think of my pink highlights?
Remy: Pretty cool.
Donny: Pretty tight.
Me: What does that mean?
Donny: It means cool.

What do you want for Christmas?
Remy: Rockband 2, Legos and a million dollars.
Donny: An underground lab with robots who do anything I say.
Me: Well, I want an iPhone and a laptop computer.

If I try to meet up with some bloggers, such as Kat and Mama Dawg, would you want to go along?
Remy: Probably.
Donny: Yeah, I'd go along to save you from them kidnapping you. Cause that's how I roll.
Me: They might bring their daughters...
Remy: Nope, not going.
Me: Why, Remy, girls can be fun. You know, I'm a girl.
Remy: No, girls aren't fun, only Mommy.
Me: You always have fun with your girl cousins.
Remy: Maybe.

In Star Wars, kids start training to be Jedi's at a very young age. What would you like to start training to be, if you could start now?
Remy: A poop detector. I could get people who poop on the ground.
Me: Good lord. Remy, seriously.
Donny: Hey, you don't want to get me! I pooped that one time...
Me: Um, this is going on the blog.
Remy: That was diarrhea.
Me: Diarrhea is poop, Remy.
Remy: ok, a rock star who plays the drums.
Donny: I'd want to be a football-playing king in outer space.
Me: How on Earth are you going to train for that?
Donny: Well, I'm already playing football. I'll keep studying government at school to learn to be a king, and we know Jim (their grandfather) and he can teach me to be an astronaut.

Do you want a little brother or sister? (This isn't an IRL option, I was just curious about their response!)
Remy: No, because they'd be annoying.
Donny: Yes, a little sister.
Me: Why a sister and not a brother?
Donny: Because Remy's getting boring and I think it'd be fun to have someone different to play with.
At this point, Remy yells at his brother to shut up and starts crying...Donny has to explain he was kidding. UGH

If you discovered Annie was an alien, how would you find out and what would you do?
Remy: Her nose would turn green, so I would know she's an alien, and I'd keep her.
Donny: I'd know she's an alien because she'd poop out a cow. I'd keep her secret from the government.

I gave birth to them but I have no idea how their thinking works!
That's all folks, from the minds of little people.

Ask your kids some of these questions and let me know what they say!!


Kori said...

This was hilarious. I need to do something like this with my boys and see what their answers are. lol

Anonymous said...

I don't have kids, so I asked my dogs..Franny wants to be a stunt dog in the movies and Eavy wants to be on America's Next Top Model. They want a little brother/boyfriend for X-mas. They Love the pink highlights and think I should get them too. They like to play fetch and they know I'm an alien!

Keys to the Magic Travel said...

Tell Remy that these girls like Pokemon. I love that Donny wants to protect you from me :-) I need to work on my scary face.

Skeller said...

Your interviews are always my favorite posts of yours. You rock the questions and your boys rock the answers!!
Thanks for making me smile this morning :-)

Valarie Lea said...

Oh I dare you to color her nose green! And put a little figure of a cow in her poop!

Anonymous said...

Poop detector?? LOL!!! That is awesome, heheh. Great interview.

KimmyJ said...

ok - my FAV line , Diarrhea is poop - oh! LMAO!!

Britt said...

Oh this had me rolling! Your boys are great .. and totally yours in every way it seems ;o)

Funny - check
Awesome - check
Original - check

And I pray that your dog never poops a cow .. Amen

p.s. is a poop detector anything like a poopsmith? Do you visit, cause if not you won't understand the question .. and if Remy ever becomes a poop detector, tell him I'll totally hire him. For reasons that I should not disclose, but probably will at some point in time :o)

Jen said...

Oh how I love these posts. I am so going to do one with Hayden some day. When I can get him to sit still for a minute or two.

Swirl Girl said...

great laughs!
Kids do say the darndest things!

Mama Dawg said...

I love your interviews with the boys. And yes, light of my life will most likely come. My mom, too. Cause we aren't ones to waste a shopping trip!

Jill said...

This was a lot of fun to read! I think I just may do something like this in the future with my girls! I loved it. Out of the mouth of babes... you just never know what they'll say????

Cristin said...

I could use those poop detecting skills around here you know!

Mariah said...

of course her nose would turn green... duh?

Marrdy said...

Oh my gosh! That was great. I really like the comment about protecting you against kidnapping bloggers. Smart child!

Debbie said...

I LOVED THAT WHOLE THING!!! Soo sooo funny.....It's been awhile since I've been here, but did you change your header??? I love it!! It is absolutely perfect.

Aubrey said...

Wow! Those are some funny & witty kiddos! Love their answers. LOL

sassy stephanie said...

Ha ha ha! Remy's getting boring! The poop detector is my fave.

I hear the new MS school word for cool is "throw". WTF?

Jennifer said...

Very funny! That's a great idea--I'll have to do that w/ my kids!

How are your pink highlights doing? My bright, bright pink has faded to a pretty pale pink!

Nik said...

I LOVE it!! Too funny. Definitely boys...sheesh.

Lula! said...

You know that I have a THING for Annie. (Even though I am NOT a dog person...for some reason, though, I feel all mushy towards Annie. Wonder if she'd ever want to go to Ida-HO?) Anyway...what was I saying? Oh yes...if y'all discovered Annie was an alien, my ass would be in Texas in NO TIME. 'Cause you know me and Sci-Fi...and a Sci-Fi Annie would rock my world.

Your boys are the best. Seriously. Take this act on the road...actually, take it up the road a bit. I need Donny to teach me to play the drums. Please.

Putting the FUN in DysFUNctional said...

What a great idea! They are funny kids.

MichelleB said...

Very cute and funny kids! Thanks for the tip about the Vampire Giveaway!

Me and my fiance want a goth/tim burton style wedding ever since he proposed to me with a gorgeous diamond engagement ring from on Halloween.

We would love to read the companion book and can't wait to see the film!

Justine said...

OMG, this was too damn funny to read, Rhea!!!!!!!! Your kids are a riot!!!!!!!!!!

Justine :o )

CrystalChick said...

You've got some interesting young men there!
What boy doesn't mention 'poop' at some point though. And if my husband says it, my son will laugh at it. Guy thing.

Anonymous said...

You need to video these question and answer sessions. I think it would be really funny!

TerriRainer said...

What is it with boys and poop?

:) Terri

Pseudo said...

Grils not fun? He was just BEGGING for a visit from the hormone brothers.

Jennifer said...

another great interview from Mr. Donny & Mr. Remy!! I love the questions you come up with and I really LOVE the answers they give you!! :)

I might have to try this... only I think Trevor would be the only one to give answers... the girls i'm not so sure about ... but we'll see.