I asked my teens (aged 13 and 17) to answer the questions to this popular meme, i speed typed their responses as they gave them…my fingers were twitching to do a major editing job, but i resisted, just about, well with the exception of ‘the chicken coup’ edit….i’ve lost you haven’t i? Don’t worry, you’ll soon see what i mean…
1. What is something mum always says to you?
Wondergirl – that she loves me
Wonderboy – tea is ready
2. What makes mum happy?
Wondergirl – when I do the dishes or when we watch Charmed or Poirot or when Grissom is on CSI or when I do a spontaneously nice thing or when she is taking photographs or listening to Andrea Bocelli…or when she wakes up at the crack of dawn and puts on her workboots and apron and moseys on down to get the eggs from the chicken coup and then she comes back and rustles us up some boiled egg for breakfast (edited to say: that’s what DD said – but we don’t have chickens or a chicken coup and i wouldn’t get up at dawn for hardly any reason i could think of!!!)
Wonderboy – hardly anything
3. What makes mum sad/what annoys mum?
Wondergirl – when somebody cuts her up on the road….she made this pact/pledge thing that she would say ‘God Bless you’ each time but usually she says ‘SOD you!’ at the othe drivers, she also doesn’t like being in the supermarket with unruly trolley pushers and she talks loudly about them being bad trolley drivers while they are still in earshot, and she doesn’t like not having internet access and she didn’t like the episode when Grissom left CSI
Wonderboy – almost everything
4. How does your mum make you laugh?
Wondergirl – By doing all of the above.
Wonderboy – by seeing her in the morning
5. What was your mum like as a child?
Wondergirl – A rebel without a cause…when she was 15 one of her boyfriends jumped from the second floor window of his flat/apartment when he saw her walking by….she was forbidden to see him….and she had lied to her Dad and said she was going out to buy a can of Coke….but Grandad had followed her and confronted the guy and threatened to break his legs if he ever saw my mum again….well he had been inside (the boyfriend, not grandad, least i don’t think so).
Wonderboy – she was the same as she is now
6. How old is your mum?
Wondergirl – 40
Wonderboy – 59
7. How tall is your mum?
Wondergirl – I don’t know, 5 foot 8 or 7…I do know, mum, honest
Wonderboy – 4 ft
8. What is her favorite thing to do?
Wondergirl – pfffffffffffffffffft….i don’t know….go to church….the pious woman that she is hahahahaha!….or play on the internet
Wonderboy – laptop
9. What does your mum do when you’re not around?
Wondergirl – how am I supposed to know if I am not around? Go make bread, go shopping, look after the house, go to the dentist, go on the internet…..
Wonderboy – read and go on laptop, more laptop
10. If your mum became famous, what would it be for?
Wondergirl – being a glamour girl….obviously NOT! HAHAHAHAHAHA!…she’d be a writer
Wonderboy – annoying people
11. What is your mum really good at?
Wondergirl – lots of things….too private to share on the internet
Wonderboy – not much…only joking, card making and baking
12. What is your mum not very good at?
Wondergirl – keeping a straight face, not shouting at people when we are in the car
Wonderboy – mum is too protective
13. What does your mum do for her job?
Wondergirl – by day she is not exactly a housewife, she is a housemum, by night she is a lap dancing superhero
Wonderboy – house cleaning
14. What is your mum’s favorite food?
Wondergirl – something savoury probably
Wonderboy – Welsh Rarebit
15. What makes you proud of your mum?
Wondergirl – lots of things…don’t want to share it on the internet though
Wonderboy – she is very generous
16. If your mum were a cartoon character, who would she be?
Wondergirl – mutley (the asthmatic wheeze)
Wonderboy – Daffy duck – cos she is ‘daffy’….daft….
17. What do you and your mum do together?
Wondergirl – we do (almost) everything together, we are best friendies
Wonderboy – argue
18. How are you and your mum the same?
Wondergirl – we are the same in many scary ways
Wonderboy – we are both completely annoying
19. How are you and your mum different?
Wondergirl – in many scary ways
Wonderboy – I like prawns, mum doesn’t like them
20. How do you know your mum loves you?
Wondergirl – I don’t. Well, put LOL or something mum cos i’m only joking!!!!
Wonderboy – she takes care of me.
21. What does your mum like most about your dad?
Wondergirl –no answer
Wonderboy – no answer
22. Where is your mum’s favorite place to go?
Wondergirl – Church or the supermarket or bed
Wonderboy – Iraq. Only joking, Grandma and Grandad’s or Wales
23: What would your mum be if she wasn’t a mum?
Wondergirl – not a mum
Wonderboy – not me mum