To mix it up, I thought I would interview my son Skip today. Actually, it's directly related to the fact that he's sitting here, next to me and I am a bit short on ideas this week.
(MamaBean): What is your favorite class at school?
(Skip): Hmmm.... I think it would probably be science.
(S): You get to do all these cool experiments. This week in science we are building ships- pretty cool!
(MB): Who do you like better, me or your dad? Remember I gave birth to you. And you have a GIANT head.
(S): Equal. Both equal.
(MB): Really? You don't think I'm waaaaay cooler than your dad?
(MB): Isn't it past your bedtime?
(S): No... it's really not.
(MB): Rats. Okay, what is your favorite thing about being part of the Bean Team?
(S): They feed me.
(MB): Really, that's all you got?
(MB): I'm getting a new son. Next question....what's been your favorite vacation?
(S): This one that's coming up. I get to swim in a lake with fish.
(MB): Is that better than us feeding you?
(MB): What's your favorite thing about me being your mom?
(S): I like that you help in my class and are extremely beautiful.
(MB): You really think I'm beautiful?
(S): Yes (laughing)
(MB): So do you think I'm cooler than your dad?
(S): Still equal
(MB): What's your favorite thing to do?
(S): Play computer
(MB): How do you think they should fix the underfunding to the schools? Serious question
(S): Probably giving Capri Suns back so they can get money for the schools. I would say switch to solar energy so more energy would go to schools.
(MB): What do you think about the high unemployment rate? (keep in mind he watches CNBC with me in the morning)
(S): I don't think they can fix it
(MB): Why not?
(S): If nobody's coming here to set up jobs, then nobody will come here. If there's nobody here, there's nobody to buy anything. (I think he gets it... no jobs = no commerce- think about that GM)
(MB): If you were president, what would you do?
(S): I would put more police jobs in to stop marijuana from coming in from Mexico.
(MB): If you were Santa Claus, what would you get me for Christmas?
(S): $10,000 gift card to Target (not bad!)
(MB): If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
(S): My dreamhouse could be anywhere there are trees.
(MB): What do you want to be when you grow up?
(S): Civil or aerospace engineer (he's not kidding- I would bank money on this-- oh wait, I am banking money on this...his college fund!)
(MB): Am I cooler than your dad?
(S): Still equal...
(MB): If there is one thing you wanted my readers to know about me, what would you tell them?
(S): She's cool. You're a good mom. For real.
(MB): Aww.... you're a great kid. I love you.