Friday, March 27, 2009

Guest Blogger: My Lovely Daughter

For the finale of family guest bloggers, I interviewed my 10 year old daughter. In the middle of the interview, I realized that I am no Katie Couric and switched to the Proust interview that Vanity Fair uses in every issue on their last page.

Here she is!

M: How would you describe me as a mom?

D: Questioner. You always ask a lot of questions.

What's my best quality?

Your jokes.

What's my worst quality?

D: Your questions.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

WHAT? That doesn't make any sense.

Well, what makes you happy?

Spending time with little Nicki.

What is your greatest fear?

That I end up fighting in World War Three. I can't think of anything else, so just put that there.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

What does that mean?

That you don't like in yourself?

That when I was eight years old, I still liked to pick my nose.

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

What does "deplore" mean?


Oh. (giggle) Ok, so um, MOMMY! Let me think. MOMMY STOP THAT STOP TYPING WHILE I'm THINKING.

That they're allowed to do other things that I'm not. Like staying home by themselves, wearing make up, blah blah blah

What is your greatest extravagance?

What's that?


What's luxury?

Something that you don't need, but enjoy.

My kitten.

What is your current state of mind?

I'm happy. And I'm tired of cleaning my room.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

What's a virtue?

A good thing.

Oh. American Idol.

On what occassion do you lie?

When I feel like it. Especially if I'm dealing with old people.

Why do you lie to old people?

Louise (Alzheimer great aunt) doesn't know that her daughter is dead. I don't want to tell her, she'll start creeping out.

What living person do you most admire?


Are you just saying that because I'm asking you?

No. I've many people at the top of my list.

Like who?

My family, especially dedulya [Marinka's papa]. Because he's fun and he buys a lot of cool stuff, like a monkey bar.

What is the quality that you like most in a boy? depends. If you deal with my dad, how he can be silly.

What about boys your own age? (throwing holy water on daughter)

Some of their jokes can actually make me laugh sometimes.

What quality do you like most in a girl?

Pretty, and funny and nice.

What words or phrases do you most overuse?


What or who is the greatest love of your life?

My kitten. So far.

When do you think you'll get married.


How many times do you think you'll be married?

What kind of a question is that?!


Blogger blognut said...

Yikes, Marinka! It sounds like you're wearing that kid out with all of these questions.

She's cute though, very cute. Look out for this one!

March 27, 2009 at 12:19 AM  
Blogger Phat Mama said...

I love your blog, I love this idea of guest bloggers and that said, if I ever get over my terror at what my family might say to various questions, I plan to do some too!

March 27, 2009 at 12:26 AM  
Blogger Pseudo said...

I love that your daughter appreciates your sense of humor. I am pretty sure my family doesn't get me. Or they would laugh more often instead of rolling their eyes.

March 27, 2009 at 1:18 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

we agree on the most overrated virtue! I've enjoyed the week of guest bloggers! especially the day you pooped on the cat!

March 27, 2009 at 1:33 AM  
Blogger mo.stoneskin said...

Firstly, there's nothing wrong with picking your nose when your eight (or eighty), make sure she knows that.

Secondly, kittens are not luxury items. Luxury items do not poo or scratch.

Thirdly, American Idol is definitely the most overrated idol.

March 27, 2009 at 2:05 AM  
Blogger Belle said...

I've enjoyed your guest bloggers immensely.
Your daughter is lovely.
I'm ready for you to come back now.

March 27, 2009 at 4:01 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

American Idol as a virtue?! That just made my day!

March 27, 2009 at 5:56 AM  
Blogger musingwoman said...

An interview and a vocabulary lesson all wrapped into one. :)

March 27, 2009 at 6:56 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

She sounds like a really fun kid.

March 27, 2009 at 7:48 AM  
Blogger *Akilah Sakai* said...

Did you ask how many times she'd get married 'cos supposedly the brides family pays for most, or did you want to know how many times you'd be bailing Husbandrinka out of jail for kicking someone's ass for breaking his daughter's heart??

March 27, 2009 at 8:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jews have holy water?!?!

March 27, 2009 at 8:50 AM  
Blogger MommyTime said...

"Some of their jokes can actually make me laugh" -- priceless. Reminder her of this in five years.

March 27, 2009 at 8:54 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

I love that her kitten is her greatest extravagance. That's just the cutest.

March 27, 2009 at 9:17 AM  
Blogger CSY said...

Wow! A LOT changes between the ages of 10 and 12 in girls. If I asked my daughter these same questions she'd run into her room, slam the door and refuse to talk to me...maybe that's not such a bad idea. Can I borrow your questions?

March 27, 2009 at 9:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When do they start answering your questions? Mine won't even speak to me. I can't even get him to tell me what he did all day at school. What happens at school stays at school.

March 27, 2009 at 10:28 AM  
Blogger A Woman Of No Importance said...

Marinka - My question: Does Holy Water work on 17 year old sons?

If so, please can you bottle and sell on e-bayinka immediately?

March 27, 2009 at 11:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you know me - never one to stir up trouble where there was none before. BUT. i was just wondering what type of long-term psychological damage you're inflicting upon your poor, lovely daughter by denying her the "rinka" at the end of her name. you have one. husbandrinka has one. young ladrinka has one. but no daughterinka?

March 27, 2009 at 1:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was kind of great. I liked her answers.

March 27, 2009 at 1:08 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I loved her American Idol comment, too! She's a bright one!!

Now, I want to know more about the "monkey bar" that Papa bought! :)

March 27, 2009 at 2:26 PM  
Blogger Lynn C Mama to 3 said...

Man, I wish American Idol was a virtue. Then I'd have something going for me!

March 27, 2009 at 2:29 PM  
Blogger bernthis said...

my God she sounds so freaking smart, like her mother. I'm going to have to do one of these while we are on Spring break.

March 27, 2009 at 2:56 PM  
Blogger Green said...

She did a fine job-all those big words and everything :)

March 27, 2009 at 3:01 PM  
Blogger Roshni said...

A matter-of-fact daughter and a realistic mom! What a great combo!!

March 27, 2009 at 3:21 PM  
Blogger K.Line said...

Hilarious. Point blank. I love it so much, I'm thinking of asking my kid all the same questions and posting the answers! What a good interviewer you are - even if you did coopt a few of the questions.

March 27, 2009 at 4:44 PM  
Blogger Liz Wilkey (a.k.a. A Mom on Spin) said...

Great idea! I wonder what would happen if I tried it with my daughters????

March 27, 2009 at 5:53 PM  
Blogger SSQuo said...

I like how she answered the qtn re. what she likes about boys her own age! :) She says 'can actually' implying that she knows they are not worth it, but their jokes MAY just save them.

March 27, 2009 at 5:56 PM  
Blogger Jeanne Estridge said...

Sounds like you have a great relationship!

March 27, 2009 at 7:33 PM  
Blogger Vodka Mom said...

wait- is this you disguised as her? Or her disguised as you??

I loved it........

March 27, 2009 at 7:47 PM  
Blogger the mama bird diaries said...

Why is she skirting that marriage question? Obviously, you need to investigate further. I'm guessing she's already married.

March 27, 2009 at 11:12 PM  
Blogger efaqffqaewfm said...

Hahahaha! I love the transition to questions about marriage! Great questions for a 10 year old :oD

There's an award waiting for you on my blog!

March 27, 2009 at 11:47 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

How funny, I actually interviewed my 3 year old for the facebook note last night and then she turned the tables on my and interviewed me. I'll be posting them soon. Too funny!

March 28, 2009 at 8:23 AM  
Blogger SweetPeaSurry said...

Aww ... what a sweetheart!

March 29, 2009 at 6:34 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

American Idol killed me!! That is simply hilarious.

March 30, 2009 at 9:59 AM  
Blogger Mags said...

What a darling daughter you have!!! I'm looking forward to interviewing my children now...It'll be interesting as they are 5, 5 and 3. LOL

March 30, 2009 at 4:27 PM  

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