For a second there I thought I was on the new editor and I panicked a bit. I HATE the new editor. 😛 Happy Sunday fellow friends, countryfolks, and bloggers and nonbloggers!
Anyway, last night I couldn’t sleep, so I used the surefire way to make anyone sleepy: brainstorming blogging ideas. You can guess how effectual that was. The result was 8ish hours of sleep and more blog post ideas than I know what to do with.
I’m actually planning ahead. For my blog. *mindblown*
So if you maybe are interested in new content, it’s coming. 🙂
Anyway, on to this post. I had fun with it.
Once in a blog, you’ll see those interview-with-younger-siblings posts. Those adorable transcripted babbles and hilarious comments and they’re just really fun. Who doesn’t love a 5 year old’s opinions on mac and cheese? I can’t really say I don’t, so. 😛
If you think you know where I’m getting at, I don’t have younger siblings. I’m the youngest. XD No point in interviewing myself right? But I do babysit. More like keepthekidsaliiiiiiveforanhourwhiletheirparentsarebusy. And not die myself in the process. These kids are crazy. But I love ’em. And it might be fun to showcase them on this blog. (And I may or may not be planning ahead for a school project, so heh.) Without further ado, Selse (name changed to protect the innocent- me, for one)! *thumbs up*
(And yes, I did get permission just so we’re clear.)
*Cool Intro- just roll with it okay*
Me: Okay, I’m gonna ask you ten questions, just ten, kay? (Liar, Jo, liar) One. What is your favorite thing to do? (Wow, so original)
(basically Selse answers the Liebster Award)
Selse: *half-chewing on pizza* um.. do gymnastics.
Me: Do gymnastics? okay, that’s cool. What’s your favorite thing about gymnastics? (Jooo shut up)
Selse: *thinks* I like to do the bars flip.
*Edit side questions because cringe!*
Me: What do you think about American Girl dolls? (Finally, Jo, a semi decent question)
Selse: Um.. I think they’re kinda creepy because I watched a video at night *sniffs nose* of, um, American dolls like, move around, and *laughs* take up knives and like, chop tomatoes with blood.
(I’m dying XD XD Stopmotion gone wrong? I guess we’ll never know)
Me: Okay, that is kinda creepy. So you watch these on YouTube?
Me: What’s your favorite YouTube channel?
Selse: *waits* *mumbles something I didn’t catch* ..and I like slime videos because I like slimes.
(I had no clue slimes or slime videos were a thing until a year ago. Huh.)
Me: You like slimes? (Selse JUST said that Jo, stop repeating things to make yourself sound less awkward)
Me: What kind of slime do you like? Butter slime, or… (halp I don’t know what I’m saying right now, obviously)
Selse: I like all slimes. That’s the… uh *plays with fingers* fluffy slime, fancy slime, butter slime, crunchy slime, and just regular slime.
Me: So any kind of slime?
Me: That’s really cool. (I stand by this- do you know how much of a kid’s attention a glop of this glue mixture can capture? Where has this been all my life??) Okay, next question. What’s your favorite book?
Selse: Fairy books.
Me: Any fairy books?
Selse: I read like lots of them.
(And now I wanna write a fairy book XD)
Me: Who’s your favorite Disney princess? (random, I know)
Selse: *deep in thought* I like Moana. *grins*
Me: How come?
Selse: Because that’s my favorite movie.
(forward thinking on Selse’s part!)
Me: That’s awesome! Let’s see… do you have any pets?
Selse: I got like, a puppy.
Selse: A really small puppy.
(it’s as big as you, child! I don’t think so! XD)
Me: Does it have a name? (cringe- I hate calling animals “it”.)
Selse: *smiles* Bailey.
Me: *nods* She’s the chocolate lab, the *chokes* little black dog?
Me: *after chuckling because our friend was dramatically smushing her nose in the glass door* Okay, uh, um, if you could be with anyone in the world, who would you be with?
Selse: Ooh, my sister.
(aawww kid- me, too, me too.)
Me: Aww, that’s great! *hurries a bit* Do you or do you not like Ariel’s sisters? (I only hear the girls I watch sing “Part Of Your World” for like an hour on end, kay? I really wanna know!)
Selse: *shakes head* I don’t like them.
Me: *a dumb interviewer* How come?
Selse: I don’t really like mermaids.
(Ehh, welp, sorry Ariel.)
Me: Okay, gotcha. *grins goofily, which is my permanent look* What do you think of unicorns? (Where did THAT come from?)
Selse: They’re good.
Me: Would you ever wanna touch one?
Selse: *sighs* Yes!
(can’t tell if this is a happy sigh or an exasperated sigh, but here’s hoping for the former. 😛 )
Me: Alright, do you like roller coaster rides, and what’s your favorite?
Selse: *gasps* Oh, in Canada’s Wonderland, those rides are SO good, I go on ALL *bangs fists on table* of them. *tilts head and smiles*
(Even…. BEHEMOTH?? Okay, this is truly a brave girl. How??)
Me: Wow. Uh… what’s your favorite holiday, like, ever? (Yep, I said “like”. I’m groaning now)
Selse: *looks back and forth and adorably props up her chin on her hands* *sighs* uh… Halloween and Easter!
Selse: And Valentine’s Day.
Me: Because of the candy?
Selse: *giggles* yes.
Me: And your favorite candy is….?
Selse: *thinks and drums her fingers on her table* Skittles, Kit-Kats, and pop rocks.
Me: Okay, cool! Okay, what do you think of pumpkin spice?
Selse: *dead serious* NO. No-o. *shakes head and pouts*
Me: *chuckling internally* You don‘t like pumpkin spice?
Selse: NO- and *gets excited* I also like Twix!
Me: *mishears* Twinkies?
Selse: *matter of factly* TWIX.
*we laugh a little about my terrible hearing*
Me: Okay, okay, what do you think of millennial pink? (this.. wow. How do I even know what that is?)
Selse: Like this color? *touches her hairband, which has millennial pink written all over it)
Selse: It’s a just good color. *waves her hands like she’s patting someone for emphasis*
Me: cool. So: Hawaiian pizza. Evil or really good? (There have been debates about this for a while now XD)
Selse: *firmly* Good.
Me: Alright. Second to late question. Last question. Second question (make up your mind Jo): If you could go anywhere in the world, but you had to bring your brother, where would you go?
(Those two fight like cats and dogs)
(And then they love each other a lot too)
Selse: Canada’s Wonderland. (I ain’t trying to sponsor anyone, but they do have awesome rides :P) Or Disneyland!
Me: Nice! (also just appreciating how Selse picks the best places for her brother and her to go- and she’s just like that. Remind me to tell you about the time she was almost 5 and made up a song on the spot about their adventures) okay. Last question: If you could give any piece of advice, what would it be?
The transcript ends here because of too much laughing and things which I have sworn to keep secret- only select friends can know. 😎 But, as messy and random as that was, I hope you enjoyed it! Top thanks to Selse for putting up with her weird babysitter and to her parents for still letting me keep an eye on her when they need me too. XD
Go out and talk to a younger kid today- maybe you’ll have better questions than I did! 😛 One thing’s for sure: every kid, no matter who they are, have insights and sometimes downright funny answers- if someone just listens to them. 🙂
Life’s a highway,
(I’m still trying to find my signoff, okay, so sorry for the cringe)