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"Each of us must come to care about everyone else's children. We must recognize that the well being of our own children is intimately linked to the well being of all other people's children. After all, when one of our children needs life-saving surgery, someone else's child will perform it. When one of our children is harmed by violence, someone else's child will commit it. The good life for our own children can be secured only if it is also secured for all other people's children. But to work for the well being of all children is not just a practical matter-- it is also right!" - Lilian G. Katz, Phd.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

What does he think of me?

Stolen from Mom-NOS.  I interviewed Aidan, who is now 11 and typed in his responses directly. My prompts are in parantheses.  Here is mom in the eyes of the boy. 

1. What is something mom always says to you?

"Be Quiet." Wait... "Settle Down"

2. What makes mom happy?

Long Pause... "Uh, a Clean House"

3. What makes mom sad?

"I don't know?"

4. How does your mom make you laugh?

um, um, um.. "I don't know"

5. What was your mom like as a child?


6. How old is your mom?

"3..... 35? I think I am a year off. Well, I don't really know because people always tell me that if you ask a parent their age it is rude. Mom, what is your age?"

7. How tall is your mom?


8. What is her favorite thing to do?

"Help people"

9. What does your mom do when you're not around?

"You go out with Chris and you go on your computer a lot"

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?

"Famous Social Worker"

11. What is your mom really good at?


12. What is your mom not very good at?


13. What does your mom do for her job?

"She is a social worker for EMPACT Suicide Prevention Center Family Division" (I am impressed....)

14. What is your mom's favorite food?

"Healthy Stuff" (Like?) "Broccoli and Asparagus. Wait!  Summer Rolls"

15. What makes you proud of your mom?

"You help lots and lots and lots and lots of people"

16. If your mom were a character in a book, who would she be?

"The nerdy social worker" (In what book?) "Realistic Fiction"

17. What do you and your mom do together?

"Sit around"  "Oh, Oh, I know! Watch Dr. Who!"

18. How are you and your mom the same?

"We both like Dr. Who." "We both LOVE Dr. Who"

19. How are you and your mom different?

"Um, there's not much" 

20. How do you know your mom loves you?

"She says so. Things like you're awesome and stuff like that"

21. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?

"Her Chair." (My Chair?) "You seem to enjoy relaxing in it"