This has been making the rounds in the blogosphere and on Facebook. It looked like fun, so I thought I'd ask the girls and see what kind of answers they came up with. We had a really good time with this and laughed through almost the entire exercise. It was particularly funny for D who is obviously suffering the ill effects of a bout with strep and is a little punchy.
1. What is something Daddy always says to you?
D:Be a Tigger, not an Eeyore -
K: Yo Kailey - O!
It's true. I try to help D work on her attitude a little bit everyday. She hasn't accused me of being a nag just yet, but I have to admit this is an answer I hope will change.
Kailey's answer is how I say hello to her most evenings.
2. What makes Daddy happy?
I found out here that I'm a little picky about clutter. I'm okay with that. At least they didn't bring up my linen closet, though Netter tried to chime in and add that answer, but I'm not including that. Oh, I guess I just did. Oh well.
D:His computer. No cans on the counter.
K: Clean counters, empty dishwasher.
3. What makes Daddy sad?
D: When I am sick.
K: When one of his girls is sad.
4. How does your Daddy make you laugh?
D: Ummmmmm.... I don't know, Um, When you try and act Gangsta. "Try."
K: When you flail your arms. He's funny when he's angry - sometimes.
5. What was your Daddy like as a child?
D: I don't know. You moved a lot. You were a crazy driver and the police always came after you.
K: You were a womanizer. They put the speed bumps in because of you.
All true. The police in Grove City where I lived when I started driving had my license plate number down pat. I swear to this day that as soon as I hit the city line, an alert went out.
The speed bumps on Binn's Blvd - the side street leading to the old Hilltop Branch Library on Broad Street in Columbus - were put in after I had worked at the branch for about 6 months. I frequently heard they were installed because of that crazy driver who is always flying down the street. Hey, I didn't like getting up early in the a.m then either.
6. How old is your Daddy?
D: 40 Um, 29. I'm not allowed to tell you. It's a secret.
K: 40 The BIG 4 - 0.
Good thing I can take a joke, huh K?
7. How tall is Daddy?
D: I don't know.
I am in fact 5'7" having grown exactly one quarter inch since the eighth grade.
8. What is his favorite thing to do?
These might not be "my favorite," but they're definitely top 10.
9. What does your Daddy do when you're not around?
D: I do not know. I'm not around.
K: Facebook, Nascar, Such...
10. If your Daddy becomes famous, what will it be for?
D: (Much giggling) I don't know. Your blog.
K: Give me a second. Hmmm. I think he'll write a book.
11. What is your Daddy really good at?
D: A lot of stuff.
12. What is your Daddy not very good at?
D: Heeheehee - a lot of stuff.
K: Controlling his temper. (She said imitating my arm flailing - I don't think she's scared or anything.) She laughs an evil laugh upon seeing me type the preceding sentence.
Any guesses on which child was in trouble this week?
13. What does your Daddy do for his job?
D: Computer stuff. He helps people understand computerazization.
K: Nothing he really WANTS to be doing.
That's exactly what D said. K is not technically correct, but she is aware that I have been doing a lot of soul searching about my career path lately, and that I'm working hard to find "the right direction," even if it takes me to where I already am or someplace similar. I'm just trying to be sure. About time I would think.
14. What is your Daddy's favorite food?
D: Ummm I don't remember. Chicken Weeeng!
K: French Onion Soup. With cheese
D's answer came in Sing Song - evidence that she was indeed loopy from the cold medicine. While I do love Wings from Bww, and French onion soup, with cheese from just about anywhere, my favorite food is in fact Netter's meatloaf.
15. What makes you proud of your Daddy?
The silence in the room is deafening for a moment. I was actually a little worried, until I realized that they were really just looking for thoughtful answers.
D: When he notices that he is wrong.
K: Let me think. Come back to me. - Later...That he's so good at technical stuff.
16. If your Daddy were a cartoon character, who would he be?
D: Marvin the Martian. He's awesome. He has like no face.
K:Tweety Bird. Um, he's a Dude. NO. You know who you'd be. You'd be Daffie Duck.
Kailey and I have frequently discussed whether Tweety Bird is a boy or a girl. I say he's a boy. What do you think?
17. What do you and your Daddy do together?
D: Um, well a long time ago we were working on that planey thing, but that never happened, then we were working on that cupboard thing, but that never happened. We watch movies sometimes. We talk in the car.
K: We listen to AC / DC. We talk in the car.
D and I have been working on an old balsa wood model airplane that was my Grandfather's for quite some time. We also started refinishing an old cupboard a few years ago. These were already on my Spring to do list. I guess I'll have to move them up.
I've talked about listening to the Back in Black album with K before.
Apparently I also do a good job of taking advantage of the time I have with the girls, when we ride together to talk to them and get a gauge on what's going on in their lives. I'm okay with this one.
18. How are you and your Daddy the same?
D: We have the same nose. We like computers. We like Coke.
K: Hmmm... Give me a moment. Don't type give me a moment. DON'T TYPE GIVE ME A MOMENT. Hmmm... Quite a few ways. Lol. We're both pretty artsy.
19. How are you and your Daddy different?
D: A lot of stuff. Ummmm... I don't know. You have brown, (actually hazel) eyes and I have blue eyes. I can't think of anything.
K: He's a Dude. I am not.
20. How do you know your Daddy loves you?
There was quite a bit of discussion back and forth on this one. These are their final answers.
D: He just does. Because he says so. He says it like 3 times a day K. He gives big hugs.
K: You tell us every day. Every is italicized. :-)
Since all of their answers are italicized, I made Every bold instead, and I was instructed to include the smiley face.
21. Where is your Daddy's favorite place to go?
D: Home. Well I thought of The Garage first.
K: Camp Akita - So Ha.
I do like to hang out in the garage, especially when it is warm. I even ran cable out there when we finished the basement. It is the only room in the house that is "mine," including my office.
Home is probably the most accurate answer.
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