A tidbit about Pennsylvania…

My oldest son, Bryson, upon hearing me tell his little sister her breath indicated she needed to brush her teeth immediately: “Oh, she’s got Pennsylvania breath.”  Me: “What? What do you mean – Pennsylvania Breath? What does that mean?” Bryson: “People in Pennsylvania have bad breath because they don’t brush their teeth. I saw it on T.V.”

Well that clears things up. You learn something new everyday I guess!

Interview with B-Man, 2.0

I have seen the “interview your child” ideas making the rounds on Pinterest lately, and it reminded me of when I interviewed my oldest child a few years ago. As it turns out, the interview questions I came across on Pinterest were the same ones I saw and posted in a note on facebook in 2009. In 2009, Bryson was 4 and we had just found out his little brother was going to join our family. NK was just one year old. It feels like a lifetime ago — how time flies when the little ones come and your life turns into to never ending game of catch up. There are so many things I wonder if I’m doing wrong in regards to raising my children, so many questions still unanswered, so much pure, unadulterated passion for my children that I think my heart might explode right of my chest!! And then there are times that I can honestly just sit back and enjoy my babies — really enjoy them, and what they have to say, and how they say it. Reading Bryson’s interview answers from just three years ago as compared to today brings me so much joy. Remembering him at that age and remembering what he was interested in at the time and just remembering the way he spoke — ah, I just can’t explain it. You know you never get the time back, and many times as a parent we just want to keep pushing forward, helping them achieve their next goal – whether it be walking or talking or potty training or reading or math homework – that we forget to really enjoy them as they are right now.  Right now becomes last year so quickly.

Bryson’s 2012 interview with Mommy:


21 Questions with Bryson

1. What is something mommy always says?

I Love You

2. What makes Mom happy?

a child saying you are the best mom ever

3. What makes Mom sad?

when kids don’t obey

4. How does Mom make you laugh?

by being silly… you have a good sense of humor. you give me lunchbox jokes.

5. What was Mom like as a child?

maybe a caring girl

6.How old is Mommy?


7.How tall is Mommy?

5 foot 4

8. What is Mommy’s favorite thing to do?

baking cookies and other sweets

9.What does Mommy do when you are not around?

work at her work

10. If Mommy becomes famous, what will it be for?

making a movie being an actress

11. What is Mommy really good at?

baking sweets & caring

12. What is Mom not very good at?


13.What does Mommy do for her job?

talking to criminals and giving them a fine

14. What is Mommy’s favorite food?

cookies and stuff

15. What makes you proud of Mom?

for bringing criminals to justice

16. If Mom was a cartoon character, who would she be?

speedy the mouse because he knows a lot or bugs bunny because he has smart ideas

17. What do you and Mom do together?

bake cookies & hug each other & sleep together sometimes

18. How are you and Mommy the same?

cause we are both smart

19. How are you and Mommy different?

we are not the same age

20. How do you know Mommy loves you?

because she always asks for me when she gets home from work

21. Where is Mom’s favorite place to go?

the outlets and gatlinburg/mountains