Friday, 18 May 2012

Friday interview with My Kids!

Right, I announced my new schedule last week, which gave no time to have a proper interview ready in time. So, taking inspiration from someone who interviewed their husband (I thought I knew who it was and was going to link - but it wasn't the person I thought it was, so I can't - was it you?), I thought I'd ask my kids what it was like to live with a writing mum.

Note: I imagine husbands are a lot more verbose than kids -I will not interview children in future!

What do you think about me being a writer?
#1 Son (aged 12) - Um, okay.
#2 Son (aged 8) - Cool.

What's it like living with me when I'm writing?
#1 - You don't talk much.
#2 - Not that much fun.

Would you like to be a writer when you're older?
#1 - No, even though I'm writing a book right now. (#1 Son is writing a Batman fanfiction - it sounds like it's going to be a trilogy!)
#2 - Not really.

What do you want to be when you're older, then?
#1 - Singer.
#2 - Drummer.


Um, yeah, thanks boys! :-) I hope that gives you a huge insight into my subjects for this week. Please tune in next Friday when I have an interview with Kyra Lennon lined up!

42 comments:

  1. Sounds like number one son might secretly want to be a writer too! ;)

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  2. Sounds like they're proud of you - in an understated kind of way.

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    1. Lol, you have to read between the lines - but that's my take on it too :-)

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  3. So number one son is already a writer and Number two son likes making a noise.
    One novelist and one publicity man in the making?

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    1. #2 could certainly talk anyone into anything, I'd never thought of publicity... Although his sales pitch might sound like 'By this book, it's okay' :-)

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    1. Usually you can't stop them! It's was probably better this way, my short-hand isn't up to much :-)

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  5. Men are so wordy!!! Got to love them!!!

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    1. #2, especially, can talk forever - making him be quiet for a moment is the hard bit... usually :-)

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  6. haha sounds like you have some musical children (or wannabe musical children?).

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    1. Yes, they take after their dad, which isn't a bad thing!

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  7. HA. That's great. My oldest son still wants to be an Ice Cream Man. I think the youngest wants to be a dinosaur. They are all about setting the bar high.

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  8. This is great! And what a fun idea. I may have to interview the hubs one of these days :)

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    1. I'm sure you'll have more success than me!

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  9. Maybe your kids will form a band instead?

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    1. Ooh, hopefully not together - you think Oasis had sibling problems...

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  10. Cool interview... they are straight forward and tell you as it is... :) Nice.

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    1. And you won't find anything more straight-forward than that, TF!

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  11. Cute! What a good idea for a post.

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  12. LOL! That gave me a chuckle. It must be hard living with a writer. We are always in our own little worlds. Sorry i'm so late to the First Love blogfest.... been a bit behind. But I'm commenting there too. :)

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    1. I can't imagine how difficult I mus be to live with!

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  13. sounds similar to what my kids would say! except fan fiction! love it! my 8yo boy writes sports fiction =)

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    1. We're rearing the next generation, Tara - we should be very proud :-)

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  14. yeh! That sounds about right - for kids! So insightful and understanding, eh?

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    1. And if I'd cornered them while they were watching telly, they'd have been even less forthcoming!

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  15. Annalisa, I've got a couple of awards for you over at my place! come and get 'em!

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    1. Aw Lisa, thank you - will be over in a minute!

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  16. That was interesting. I should try that with my sister and mum!

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    1. I think the problem is, I've always written, from way before the kids were born, so they've never known anything different! Thanks for visiting.

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    1. Stay tuned for the start of my real interviews next week, Anna - Kyra will actually talk to me lol

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  18. Sounds like they want to be musicians, which is awesome! And as hard stability-wise as being a writer. :)

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    1. Hubby's already an unstable musician - we'd be stupidly happy if they went into something creative.

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  19. Hi Annalisa .. well at least the kids don't require much maintenance with answers like that .. seems a simple life to me (with no kids!) .. ??!! & and no hubby ..so no drums, guitars, or percussion floating around ..

    The main thing you're all having fun .. cheers Hilary

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    1. I've always had the music, the drums is a new thing, but we encouraged that by buying #2 a set of Bongos for Christmas!

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  20. This is so cute! Love the "you don't talk much" and "you're not much fun." Nothing like kids for honesty. :)

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    1. I had a feeling I wasn't that much fun, but it still cuts to hear it lol

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  21. Cute! I'm just finding your blog through another one and enjoy the posts I read. I'm a new follower. :-)

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    1. Hi Mare, thanks for the visit and the follow!

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