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WE HAVE MOVED TO A NEW SITE!!! http://www.mommyhood-shivonne-costa.squarespace.com/ As of June 18, 2015, this is our new location. Please come join us!! I started blogging the week I got married. I thought it would be nice to blog the full first year, you know, to cherish those memories and share them with my family and friends. Little did I know, it was going to be my greatest coping skill for the craziness that comes with marriage! I found writing to be a fantastic way to reframe an ugly marital spat into a humorous event, allowing me to smile at the situation by the end of the post. And now, I am honored to share my struggles and joys of fostering, adopting, birthing, and raising 4 beautiful children. It's my hope that others gain laughter and new ways to see their own frustrating life situation through my writing. Because I love to write! PS, look for me on Facebook - "Mommyhood-Shivonne Costa"

Monday, June 8, 2015

My Kids.... Answering Questions.... About Me

     I tend not to jump on the Mommy bandwagon for things.... but for every thing there is a season. And it's my turn to jump. There is a Facebook post that's gone viral that has you ask your child/children questions about you as their Mom while you record their answers. Naturally, these answers are chocked full of adorableness and grossly inaccurate information. So it only made sense that I interviewed my own children (the ones that can talk, that is), because they are both adorable and grossly inaccurate on most days as it is. I asked them the questions separately and was amazed by some of their answers!
     Here is the post that left me giggling, complete with my kiddos' answers:

     Without any prompting, ask your child these questions and write down EXACTLY what they say. It's a great way to find out what they really think.

1) What is something mom always says to you?
Cameron (9-years-old)- "I love you."
Taylor- (7-years-old)- "I love you."
Isaac- (2 1/2-years-old)- "Keys."

2) What makes mom happy?
C- "Not lying."
T- "When we don't lie."
I- "Wyatt (the 1-year-old) and kisses!"

3) What makes mom sad?
C- "When I lie."
T- "When someone dies."
I- "Singing 'Jesus loves me'"

4) How does your mom make you laugh?
C- "She tickles my armpits."
T- "She tickles me!"
I- "Music."

5) What was your mom like as a child?
C- "Good?"
T- "A good girl."
I- "Little."

6) How old is your mom?
C- "23"
T- "32"
I- "2"
(The correct answer is 33 for anyone interested!)

7) How tall is your mom?
C- "5 feet."
T- "7 inches."
I- "1."
(Well, 5'6".... if you add Cam's and Tay's answers and then subtract Isaac's, they didn't do half bad!)

8) What is her favorite thing to do?
C- "Work with people."
T- "Play with us."
I- "Grass."

9) What does your mom do when you're not around?
C- "Pray."
T- "Work."
I- "Wear make-up."

10) If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
C- "Singing."
T- "Singing."
I- "Swim fast in a pool."

11)  What is your mom really good at?
C- "Singing."
T- "Painting nails."
I- "Making a mess."

12) What is your mom not very good at?
C- "Building a swing set."
T- "Cutting wood."
I- "I dunno."

13) What does your mom do for a job?
C- "Sings at church."
T- "Therapy."
I- "The store."

14) What is your mom's favorite food?
C- "Veggie pizza."
T- "Salad."
I- "All of it."
(And Isaac wins this round!)

15) What makes you proud of your mom?
C- "That she adopted us." (oh. my. gosh.... the sweetness!!)
T- "That she takes me to the doctor."
I- "Proud."

16). If your mom were a character, who would she be?
C- "Dr. Seuss."
T- "Anna from Frozen."
I- "I want to go outside."

17) What do you and your mom do together?
C- "Clean my room."
T- "Take walks."
I- "Trains."

18) How are you and your mom the same?
C- "We live together."
T- "We have the same color eyes."
I- "Trains."

19) How are you and your mom different?
C- "She has long hair and I have short hair."
T- "She has curly hair and mine is straight."
I- "I wanna go outside!!"

20) How do you know your mom loves you?
C- "Because she adopted me!"
T- "She hugs me."
I- "Kisses."

21) What does your mom like most about your dad?
C- "He's handsome."
T- "His smooches!"
I- "His computer."

22) Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
C- "Church."
T- "Tosha's house."
I- "In a tree."

23) How old was your Mom when you were born?
C- "26"
T- "27"
I- "2"

     Ok, now tell me that wasn't adorable?? Please, please, do this with your children! It's so sweet and they loved answering the questions, even the toddler! This Mommy bandwagon was officially worth the jump.


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