My husband wasn't home from work yet so has not been interviewed; but you can do this with your spouse as well!
Beauty is my 8 yr old daughter.
Gentle Strength is my 6 yr old son.
My commentary to some of their comments will be in parenthesis.
1. What is something your mom/wife always says to you?
Beauty - "I love you!"
Gentle Strength - "Be good. Be kind. I love you. You say a lot of nice things!"
(Awe, what was I afraid of? That they might say, "Lose the drama" - daughter or "Please stop doing that!" to my son who has a new found love for burping??)
2. What makes your mom/wife happy?
Beauty - "Watermelon & seeing me after school."3. What makes your mom/wife sad?
Gentle Strength - "When I obey and do the right thing. When I am quiet so the baby can sleep."
(All true...I was delightfully surprised that my daughter is aware that I enjoy seeing my kids when they come home from school.)
Beauty - "When I disobey."4. How does your mom/wife make you laugh?
Gentle Strength - "When I am being horrid."
(Where did he get the word, horrid?!? He totally cracked me up!)
Beauty - "Water balloon fights"
Gentle Strength - "Mostly Dad makes me laugh...O.K., when you "steam roll" me when I am hiding under the covers in bed."
(I had no idea that she enjoyed the water balloon fights so much last summer! It has been months and that is what pops into her mind? I truly cannot compete with my husband - such a creative & fun guy!)
5. What was your mom/wife like as a child?
Beauty - "Obedient & a fun girl!"
Gentle Strength - "Didn't like hot dogs. Small, nice, cute. Probly got into trouble a little bit."
(Still chuckling over the hot dog thing...he is amazed that a person could NOT like hot dogs! & yeah, 'I probly got into trouble a little bit!')
6. How old is your mom/wife?
Beauty - "I'd say...39"
Gentle Strength - "43"
(Clearly we need to communicate that mommy is MUCH younger than that! ;))
7. How tall is your mom?
Beauty - "Between medium to tall"8. What is her favorite thing to do?
Gentle Strength "7 inches or so"
(Oh, we have some math skills to work on! I am actually 5' 10")
Beauty - "Relax at the Spa"9. What does your mom/wife do when you're not around?
Gentle Strength - "Sleep"
(I must make a REALLY big deal of it when I do go to the spa every few yrs... and I have been sleep deprived since the birth of our Littlest one who is the energizer bunny in person!)
Beauty - "Take care of all the messes & Littlest one. All sorts of things."10. If your mom/wife becomes famous, what will it be for?
Gentle Strength - "Stuff on the computer"
(Both are completely right!)
Beauty - "Being the best mom in the world." (keep in mind that she is ill & I've been waiting on her!)
Gentle Strength - "You're already famous for MOPS!" (I had to laugh at this one! We do run into people all of the time when we go out who know me from MOPS - I didn't realize he thought I was "famous!" LOL!)
11. What is your mom/wife really good at?
Beauty - "playing croquette & tennis."12. What is your mom/wife not very good at?
Gentle Strength - "Skiing and MOPS"
(We haven't played croquette in a couple of years...?)
Beauty - "I don't know..."
Gentle Strength - "Nothing. Well, maybe skiing the blacks"
(Definitely skiing the blacks! And so many other things...)
13. What does your mom/wife do for a job?
Beauty - "A mom & MOPS"14. What is your mom/wife's favorite food?
Gentle Strength - "MOPS. Easy. Everybody knows that!"
(We have been a bit 'MOPS' saturated lately!)
Beauty - "Pizza & Watermelon"15. What makes you proud of your mom/wife?
Gentle Strength - "Pizza."
(Pizza & watermelon are right up there with steak, sushi, etc. )
Beauty - "She is unique. And she takes care of me when I am sick."16. If your mom/wife were a cartoon character, who would she be?
Gentle Strength - "She's a good mom. Ya know, feeds us, takes care of us, sends us to a good school."
(I tried to get more specifics on the "unique" part...she only said that there isn't anyone else like me...)
Beauty - "Supermom" (to which my son said, "There isn't a cartoon character like that!")
Gentle Strength - "Maybe Jerry (the mouse) from Tom & Jerry?"
(Truth is my family doesn't really watch cartoons. We're bookworms. *shrug*)
17. What do you and your mom/wife do together?
Beauty - "Read. Clean up. She helps me when I am sick." (Do you see a theme here?)18. How are you and your mom/wife the same?
Gentle Strength - "We go on dates. We eat together. We play lego.com together. So much I can't even say...
Beauty - We both like watermelon19. How are you and your mom/wife different?
Gentle Strength - "We both like Phinneas & Ferb."
Beauty - "Different hair color." (Oh, I hope she keeps those blond locks!)20. How do you know your mom/wife loves you?
Gentle Strength - "Well, she's a girl. But mostly, she doesn't like candy or ice cream very much."
(So true...minus the chocolate thing...)
Beauty - "She gives me popsicles when I am sick & ice cream in the summer."21. What does your mom/wife like most about your dad/yourself?
Gentle Strength - "Food, home, good school, cool backpack, takes care of me, fuzzy nuzzles at night."
(Oh I hope they know.... I do, so very very very deeply love each one of them!)
Beauty - "He is loving."22. Where is your mom/wife's favorite place to go?
Gentle Strength- "He is strong."
Beauty - "The beach, pool, or a clean room."
Gentle Strength - "Colorado."
(The beach is my favorite place, but I will settle for a clean room to chill out in if I have to!)
It ended up being more fun than I anticipated & I learned a little along the way too!
Blessings & peace to you today!