17 September 2008

Autumn Cleaning

I just looked at my email inbox and I had 230+ messages in it. Most of the messages were from family and friends who I was supposed to respond to for one reason or another--looking at them was making me feel guilty for never getting to them. Then I realized with relief that almost all of them are now obsolete. Into the archives you go 230+ messages! Hooray! I figure those people I just banished from my sight pretty much know they're not getting a response by now and they have come to grips with it. Heaven knows I have. I have two messages in my inbox now, only one of which needs a response before the end of the year. Go me!

I found this among the messages that I'd meant to throw up on my blog back when it was popular to do so but which I'd totally forgotten about. So you're getting it now that it's totally passé.

We all know what I think of my (and everyone else's) kids. Naturally, I was curious to know what my kid thought of me (not that it would change anything of course):

1. What is something mom always says to you?
"It's lunch time." (Seriously, when isn't it lunch time?)
2. What makes mom happy?
A smile
3. What makes mom sad?
[When I'm] bad.
4. How does mom make you laugh?
Making funny faces
5. What was mom like as a child?
A baby (smart, this one)
6. How old is mom?
5 (nevermind)
7. How tall is mom?
Don't know
8. What is mom's favorite thing to do?
At the computer (Hm.)
9. What does mom do when you're not around?
Get dizzy twirling around (what I actually do in my private time is likely to be a vast disappointment to her)
10. What is mom really good at?
Playing at the piano (aw, thanks kid! *sniff*)
11. What is mom not good at?
Not waking up the baby (Oh, what does she know anyway??)
12. What is mom's job?
Mommy (my kid is more perceptive than your kid)
13. What is mom's favorite food?
Cookies (I need to start snacking in private)
14. What makes you proud of mom?
Playing with the toys
15. What do you and mom do together?
"Big and Little" (a game I've clearly never heard of)
16. How are you and mom the same?
Big (she insists this is precisely what she meant)
17. How are you and mom different?
Kids are little (again, she assured me this was correct, despite her previous answer; she's just a little too deep for me)
18. How do you know mom loves you?
A heart. (Better than "She doesn't," right?)

What a cute kid.

Another email?! Crap! DELETE, DELETE! Ahh, crisis averted.


Jacob and Mindy T. said...

You are a funny one, and so is your child! :) Guess the apple didn't fall far from the tree.

Stephanie B said...

Those comments are awesome! I liked her heart comment, very perceptive. Glad to know that I get emails from you. I guess I'm one of the lucky few.

Jacob and Mindy T. said...

You are HILARIOUS! Just had to tell you "Holy crap in a hat!" is seriously one of the funnist phrases I have ever heard. Thanks for the laugh and the congrats!

Danny and Rachel said...

you're so funny abby. i feel the same way about emails some times. they are just sitting there...waiting for a response. good idea to just get rid of them and pretend like they never were.
and i love PW's comments. the playing the piano one was so sweet! miss you guys!!