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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Honest Answers From an Almost Tween...

Ash, my first born, will be turning 10 and will become a tween in just a few short weeks. She has been practicing too! Just the other day I got the hand on the hip, roll of the eyes and sigh when I told her I was tired of tripping over her shoes and to put them NEATLY in her closet. I have to say, she did it perfectly on her very first time of throwing that whole combo together. Makes a mom's heart swell with pride (read that with some very heavy sarcasm).

Kristen - "Come on, Ash. Give me a pretty smile."
Ash - "I'm sick of getting my picture taken. Does this work?!"
Well, today my almost tween is home sick from school. When I told her that I wanted to write a post, while she took to the couch, she told me she wanted to help. So, we are winging a Q&A session.

Kristen - What is your least favorite chore and why?
Ash - Cleaning up my room because it takes forever.
Kristen - Do you know that it wouldn't take forever if you just put things away after you use them instead of piling them on every surface in your room?
Ash - Yes, you've told me that a million times. *SIGH*

Kristen - Why is it that you never wear a coat? Even when I tell you that you must have one, you either carry it or stuff it in your book bag.
Ash - I get too hot in it.
Kristen - Ummm...when it is 28 degrees?
Ash - Most of the time, yes.
Kristen - So your skin turning purple, the teeth chattering and the goosebumps all over your body are there because you are hot?
Ash - Funny, Mom.

Kristen - If you could meet any famous singer, who would it be?
Ash - Oh, that is so hard! Well, no it isn't...Adam Levine!
Kristen - Why Adam Levine?
Ash - He is just a really good singer. Also, he seems really nice.
Kristen - Okay, she hasn't matured that much yet because I would've said that he is just really easy on the eyes! (I said this in my head).

Kristen - If you could give every single human being on earth a present, what would it be?
Ash - A scrapbook kit.
Kristen - Why?
Ash - It would be a great present for every age because you could keep track of all of the special memories throughout your life.
Kristen - That's a pretty thoughtful present. That answer makes mommy pretty happy.
Ash - Thank you.

Kristen - What do you think about hitting the double digits?
Ash - I'm pretty excited!
Kristen - Why?
Ash - Well, it means I am getting older and can do more things. I'm a little sad though because I know I can't go back to the way things were when I was younger.
Kristen - What do you mean by that?
Ash - As I get older, I keep getting more and more homework and there is less time to play.
Kristen - My little girl is still in there. I love that she still loves to play :-) (I said this in my head too but I had a smile from ear to ear.)

Do you remember when you hit the double digits? Did you think it was exciting or just another birthday?

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At February 21, 2012 at 10:20 AM , Blogger Lori said...

Tears. :) Lovely post.

At February 21, 2012 at 10:34 AM , Blogger Jax said...

I don't remember hitting the double digits, but I can imagine being very excited. At that age, it's quite the accomplishment to get older. :)

At February 21, 2012 at 10:35 AM , Blogger Sara S said...

Great post! Such a cute girl!

At February 21, 2012 at 10:52 AM , Blogger Caitlin MidAtlantic said...

Double digits is a big deal! For me, it meant I was old enough to start earning pierced ears (finally won at 13)!

At February 21, 2012 at 11:00 AM , Blogger Robbie K said...

Love that she wants to give everyone a scrapbook kit to remember all the special moments! Are you a scrapbooker? Is she?

At February 21, 2012 at 1:01 PM , Blogger Jill said...

Forget my double-digit memories...I want more Ash interview transcript. When's the second round? After her nap?

At February 21, 2012 at 2:06 PM , Blogger Gia said...

Aww cute! I remember I was excited to hit the big 1-0, and didn't really want to age after that. Until I was 12, and desperately wanted to be a teenager, of course.

At February 21, 2012 at 3:32 PM , Blogger JDaniel4's Mom said...

How wonderful that she wants to help people remember important events.

At February 21, 2012 at 3:35 PM , Blogger Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

ohhh...this made me smile. Very sweet interview with your almost tween. I like her scrapbook idea. I'm curious how my girls would answer that question!
I don't remember turning 10. Too bad I didn't have a scrapbook back then. :)

At February 21, 2012 at 5:52 PM , Blogger Cherie said...

She is SO adorable!! I absolutely LOVE this age - especially with girls because they can be so difficult when they are teenagers.

Before you even asked I was thinking that I really do remember when I hit double digits. I can remember my house and standing in my driveway and talking about it - but I cannot remember who I was talking about it with. Ha Ha

I was a great roller skater at that age :-D

At February 21, 2012 at 8:59 PM , Blogger Leigh Powell Hines (Hines-Sight Blog) said...

Such a great post. So sweet. This sounds like a good age.

At February 22, 2012 at 1:04 PM , Blogger Maren said...

She seems like such a lovely girl :) I think the scrapbook kit is a great idea, scrapbooker as I am myself. ;)

I don't remember anything about turning 10, other than my parents getting a divorce. So that's not the happiest of memories!

At February 24, 2012 at 7:42 AM , Blogger Jon said...

That's a Smashley face if I ever saw one.

At February 26, 2012 at 10:11 AM , Blogger Mommy Inconsistent said...

Such a sweet post...such a sweet girl.


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