Thursday, June 25, 2009

Writer's Workshop... Interview a child

It's Thursday's Writer's Workshop with Mama Kat again today. I liked a lot of the prompt choices but decided on the one that suggests interviewing a child. I thought The Son would think this was really cool and be more than happy to help. I was wrong. He helped me, but was less than enthusiastic.

I decided to interview him on jobs since I always find children's take on jobs and what adults do amusing. Here goes...

Me: What does Daddy do for a job?

The Son: Work.

Me: Well, I know but what does he do for a job?

The Son: He's a dean.

Me: Well, what does that mean, to be the dean?

The Son: He teaches

Me: Is that all he does?

The Son: I think so.

Me: How much money does Daddy make at his job?

The Son: A lot .

Me: What does Mommy do for a job?

The Son: Work at the YMCA.

Me: What exactly do I do there?

The Son: Teach and have meetings.

Me: Do I do anything else?

The Son: Well, not that I can think of

Me: How much money does Mommy make?

The Son: Some.

Me: So, what are you going to do for a job when you grow up?

The Son: Be a paleontologist.

Me: At what age do you think you'll become a paleontologist?

The Son: (thinking really hard) I don't know.

Me: Well, what do you think? Take a guess.

The Son: Hmmmmm, I don't know, a teenager?

Me: OK, and how much money will you make as a paleontologist?

The Son: 120

Me: What do you think best job in the whole world is?

The Son: Well, there's 3 best jobs... a paleontologist, a marine biologist and... (thinking) what's the one that studies bugs?

Me: an entomologist?

The Son: Yeah, an entomologist, do you know how to spell that?

Me: Yes, I know how to spell that. What's the worst job in the whole world?

The Son: Going to work when you have kids and you're a dad.

Me: OK well, is there anything else you want to tell me about jobs?

The Son: Well, let me just tell you something before I tell you stuff about jobs, your hair's all messed up.

Me: I know, anything else about jobs?

The Son: No, not really, my stomach's growling.

Me: OK then, go eat breakfast. Thanks!

The Son: (as he runs off) You're welcome...

So, there you have it folks... an interview with my five-year-old on jobs and work, enlightening, huh?


Kiki (G.G.) said...

Enjoyed your interview with your son. Visiting from Mama Kat's. If you get a chance, pop over to my blog to read my interview with my 4y.o. Take care.

Darlene said...

Awwww the Son is just too cute!!

BookLady said...

The nerve of you mom, interviewing your son with your hair all messed up! LOL!! What a cutie-pie!

Grammy Suzzy and DJ Doran said...

You have done a fine job in raising this young man. I have a 23 year old who cannot hold a job and aspires to be a bum!! Keep up the good work...we need more moms like you!

S Club Mama said...

Very enlightening! Love it. My husband would agree with the worst job.

CJ said...

I know lots of adults who have no idea what a paleontologist, marine biologist, or entomologist does. Very intelligent 5-year-old.

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Foursons said...

I love 5 year old boys! Great interview, thanks for the laugh.

Cathy said...

lol!! I love the "your hair is messed up" comment. I can just hear his little voice answering those questions!! Really cute!

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